Nissan is no stranger to battery-electric vehicles. The Nissan Leaf has been a staple of mass-market BEVs since it hit US streets in 2010. While the Leaf built a foundation for electric vehicles in Nissan’s lineup, the company hasn’t really expanded its offerings. Well, Nissan is joining the rush to EV crossovers with the 2023 Nissan Ariya.
This battery-electric crossover hits the high notes you’d expect from a mass-market BEV. It’s available with single and dual-motor powertrains, standard and extended-range batteries, and a host of interesting interior features. The Ariya shares its CMF-EV bones with its French cousin, the Renault Mégane E-Tech Electric.
On this episode of Quick Spin, host Wesley Wren hops behind the wheel of Nissan’s latest EV, puts it through its paces, and takes you on a guided tour of the Ariya and its features. Later in the episode, Wren takes you on a live drive review of the Ariya and chats with Autoweek’s Patrick Carone about the competitive set, where Nissan stands in the world of car making, and the hard facts about Nissan’s new EV. Closing the show, the two break down what makes the Nissan Ariya special.
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