Oct 23, 2019

Nissan unveils electric crossover concept

Ben Geman, author of Generate

The Nissan Ariya Concept. Photo: Courtesy of Nissan

Nissan unveiled its Ariya electric crossover concept at the Tokyo Motor Show today.

Why it matters: SUVs and crossovers are immensely popular, especially in the U.S. so new electrified offerings are attention-grabbers.

But, but, but: It's unclear when it might join Nissan's nearly decade-old Leaf EV as a mass-market product.

  • "[T]he crossover EV's bold styling and unconventional interior and exterior elements could make it into production in the near future," Nissan said in a release.
  • Car and Driver reports that it's a "a close preview of the production car that could arrive as soon as next year."

The intrigue: The company's announcement offered no information on expected range or price, but Automotive News reported last month that they've been previewing a crossover EV to dealers with a 300-mile range.

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