Ariya pricing starts just beyond the point where pricing of Nissan's top LEAF 'e+' models finish. That means a price structure that starts beyond the £35,000 cut-off point for assistance from the goverment Plug-in grant, so you'll be on your own with the asking figures, which start from around £42,000 for the entry-level 'Advance' 63kWh model. There's a big jump then to the next variant up, the 'Evolve' derivative with the larger 87kWh battery, which costs around £51,000. The same 'Evolve' 87kWh model with Nissan's e-4ORCE 4WD system costs around £54,000, while the top 'e-4ORCE Performance 87kWh version is around £58,500.
Thanks to impressive predicted residuals (57% forecast over 3 years/30,000 miles), Nissan's monthly finance rates are very competitive - starting from £629 monthly on the expected best-selling 'Evolve' 87kWh version, with 5.81% APR and £6,616 customer desposit, over 37 months with 10,000 mile annual mileage.
Across the range, as you'd hope given these prices, there's plenty of kit included course, including ultra-slim full-LED headlights which incorporate four 20mm projectors and are combined with animated indicators. Inside, there's a sophisticated centre dash infotainment screen which incorporates a 'digital assistant' incorporating Amazon Alexa voice control and activated by the phrases "Hello Nissan" and "Hey Nissan". This set-up includes 4G connectivity and can receive over the air updates for infotainment elements and chassis and EV settings. There's plenty of smartphone integration too of course, which will enable appointments to be fed to the car in advance any journey.
As you'd expect, you'll get Nissan's latest suite of 'Safety Shield' camera safety equipment. The front grille houses a whole range of sensors that drive Nissan's 'ProPILOT' driver assistance systems - features like Lane Keeping Assistance and Adaptive Cruise Control. The Ariya can be ordered with a choice of six 2-tone paint finish combinations, each with a contrasting black roof; as well as four full-body paint finishes. These are complemented by an eye-catching single 'light blade' at the rear that is designed to look black when the car is switched off.