Ariya Makes Instant Impact

Sun 17th Jul 2022

Less than a week after being available to order, Nissan’s all-new crossover, the Ariya, has already collected its first major awards after being named ‘Car of the Year’ at the Auto Express New Car of the Year Awards.

The Ariya is one of the first vehicles to incorporate Nissan’s new design language, described as ‘Timeless Japanese Futurism’, with its striking exterior the crossover also takes on board the company’s all-new EV platform and has been created using years of feedback from customers of the groundbreaking LEAF.

As to be expected of a car fresh on the market, the Ariya comes packed with latest technologies and comes with an impressive range of 329 miles, which is one of the reasons it has appealed to the company car market, winning the ‘Best Mid-Sized Company Car’ category as well as the main award.

"We are absolutely thrilled to receive this recognition for our incredible new 100% electric crossover and would like to thank the judges for this fantastic award,” said Andrew Humberstone, managing director at Nissan GB. “The Ariya perfectly encapsulates the design, tech and performance of our next generation EVs and will continue Nissan's pioneering journey in electrification and support our route to carbon neutrality."

The Ariya was only available to order in the UK from last week, but the judges got early glimpses and were clearly impressed with the car’s all-round talents, head-turning looks, premium appeal ad composed driving dynamics.

"The Ariya is the most premium-feeling Nissan we've seen yet, but it backs this up with impressive technology, punchy performance and clever storage,” said Steve Fowler, Editor-in-Chief of Auto Express. “It mixes style and substance seamlessly, and is an advanced EV right for the modern era, as many motorists seriously consider - with many making the switch - to all-electric motoring. It's our Car of the Year 2022."