Nissan has finally revealed its second electric car, a decade after it launched the pioneering Leaf - and it looks as though it has been worth the wait.
The new Ariya is a ‘crossover’ between an SUV and a hatchback with coupé-like lines. It is due to go on sale in the second half of 2021 with prices of around £40k rising to just over £50k. The launch timing and price position will put it squarely up against the Tesla Model Y, the Volvo XC40 Recharge and Polestar’s new 2.
This ‘sweet spot;’ is set to be a key battleground for EV makers in 2021, coming above models like the Leaf and Kia e-Niro but being more affordable than expensive electric SUVs such as the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-tron.