2022 Nissan Ariya: 300-mile electric SUV priced to start around $40,000

Nissan on Wednesday revealed the Ariya, a small, battery-electric crossover SUV that’s due on sale in the second half of 2021.

The vehicle is the production version of the Ariya concept shown at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, and it’s confirmed to arrive with a starting price of around $40,000. At this price range, the Tesla Model Y is an obvious target, but by the time it arrives the Ariya will also be up against the yet-to-be-revealed Volkswagen ID 4 and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.

The Ariya is similar in size to those models, featuring a 182.9-inch overall length and 109.3-inch wheelbase. There are only two rows in the cabin, with enough space for five adults.