The Ariya will be available in front-wheel and all-wheel-drive configurations. Two different battery sizes will be offered: 63kWh and 87kWh. Given the Ariya’s relatively small size — a C segment vehicle a little shorter than a Nissan Rogue — the bigger battery version stands a chance of hitting the 300-mile mark. (The Ariya is about 4 inches shorter than the Tesla Model Y.)”
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Ten years ago, Nissan Leaf was on my short list for a replacement for an ancient van. TLW bought a hybrid instead, liking the good acceleration and “used luxury” status. Nissan Leaf did not excite her.
Nissan Ariya might. It has better style than the Leaf, probably better engineering as a result of experience with Leaf, reasonable price, a huge battery offered in two sizes and reasonable efficiency in terms of km/kWh. Combined with good torque at low RPM, low maintenance, quiet etc. She should like this. Must arrange a test drive for her, whether she likes it or not…