Does the Nissan Ariya replace the Leaf?
No - it's a separate model and is bigger than a Leaf.
How much does the Nissan Ariya cost?
The cheapest 63kWh two-wheel drive model starts at £39,645 while the range tops out with the 87kWh e-4ORCE Evolve+ variant at £59,025.
Can you tow with a Nissan Ariya?
Yes - both two and all-wheel drive versions will be homologated for towing duties. 63kWh versions can tow up to 750kg, while 87kWh versions are rated at 1,500kg.
Does the Nissan Ariya use CHAdeMO rapid charging like the Leaf?
No - Nissan is abandoning this charging format in Europe and moving over to the more common CCS.
How fast can the Nissan Ariya charge?
All versions accept a rapid DC charge at speeds of up to 130kW, which is on a par if not fractionally quicker than its rivals with the notable exceptions of the Hyundai IONIQ 5, Kia EV6 and Tesla Model Y, all of which can charge at well over 200kW. The 63kWh model will be able to charge from 10-80% in an estimated 31 minutes while the 87kWh version will do the same in around 35 minutes.
What is e-4ORCE all about?
It might sound like a 1980's kids' cartoon, but e-4ORCE is Nissan's four-wheel-drive system for electric cars, including the Ariya and e-Power X-Trail. It uses sensors to detect slip and instantly sends power to the tyre with the most grip. It also manages to smooth out the ride so you don't pitch and dive under braking or going over speed bumps. It's clever.