Available in six trim levels, the Ariya starts at $52,998 for its base model, the Engage FWD and goes up to $69,998 for the top-of-the-line Premiere trim. Photo: Nissan

Deliveries for the Nissan Ariya all-electric crossover will begin later this fall in Canada, with the base model starting price at $52,998

Nissan Canada has unveiled the pricing for the Ariya, its first all-electric crossover.

Available in six trim levels, the Ariya starts at $52,998 for its base model, the Engage FWD and goes up to $69,998 for the top-of-the-line Premiere trim. With these price points, each variant of the Ariya will be eligible for the federal rebate program, says a spokesperson for Nissan in an email statement to Electric Autonomy Canada. Although, the vehicle is not yet approved by the government.

The vehicles are equipped with either a standard 63 kWh or a long-range 87 kWh battery pack, with an estimated range between 348 km to 482 km.

Aside from the base model, the other trim levels Nissan is offering for the front-wheel drive include the Venture+ ($59,498) and Evolve+ ($64,998), which each have a range of 482 km and 458 km, respectively.

Nissan also offers all-wheel drive models, outfitted with its new e-4ORCE fully electric all-wheel drive technology. The trims equipped with this system are the Evolve ($60,598) with a range of 330 km, the Platinum+($69,198), with a range of 426 km and Premiere ($69,998) at 426 estimated range.

According to Nissan, regardless of trim level, every Ariya model will “boast an impressive level of standard advanced technology.” Some of these technologies include standard ProPILOT Assist with ProPILOT Park, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto capabilities, a lounge-like premium interior and Nissan Safety Shield 360. 

Deliveries for the Ariya front-wheel drive models will begin later this fall. The all-wheel drive models are expected in early 2023 at Ariya-certified Nissan Canada dealers.

Nissan’s 2030 ambitions

In late 2021, the Japanese automaker unveiled a new Nissan Ambition 2030 plan intended to drive forward the company’s long-term vision for electric mobility and sustainable practices.

Part of the plan includes three focus areas: accelerating electrified mobility with diverse choices and experiences; increasing accessibility and innovation in mobility and creating a global ecosystem for mobility and beyond.

Some of the ways Nissan plans to achieve its focus targets include: increasing the company’s electrification sales mix, developing proprietary solid-state battery technology by 2028, advancing autonomous vehicle technologies and enhancing EV infrastructure.

“The Nissan Ariya is an important part of our Ambition 2030 goals to drive electrified mobility for all,” said Ken Hearn, director of marketing, at Nissan Canada in a press statement.

“Ariya is a fully equipped all-electric crossover at an accessible price point, allowing Canadian customers to experience a seamless transition to driving electric.”