The ARIYA is an all-new electric vehicle that provides up to 300 miles of range, and this is a vehicle that has been generating a lot of buzz and excitement since it was originally showcased. One of the reasons for that interest is that is a crossover—the most popular vehicle type in America—rather than a hatchback like the Leaf. Mass production of a new vehicle is not a simple or fast endeavor, and the ARIYA is certainly a case where the automaker has not been able to ramp production fast enough to meet demand. In order to manage that demand, Nissan has opted for a reservation system that is facilitated through your local dealership. If you live in or near St. Petersburg or the surrounding communities, you can reserve the 2023 Nissan ARIYA and have it built to order through Lokey Nissan!
While there are differences in badging, all of the ARIYA models available through our location serving St. Petersburg Florida share the same exterior style for the most part. The standard color is a dark black metallic, but you have a range of two-tone color options depending on the trim level and at no additional cost. The base model features keyless entry, 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlamps, LED taillamps and power-folding heated side mirrors. A great reason to step up to one of the up-level trims is that they add a power liftgate and LED fog lamps, and Platinum+ boasts a hands-free power liftgate.
When you reserve the 2023 Nissan ARIYA, you get the pick the trim level and any options pertinent to that level. For the initial model year, Nissan is offering four packages. The Venture+ is the base package. The Evolve+ and Premier are the up-level trims, and the Platinum+ is the range-topping option. The base cabin is loaded with features: premium cloth upholstery, automatic zone temperature control and a two gorgeous 12.3-inch displays that are the most prominent aspects of the dashboard. The up-level trims do add some interior niceties, including a wireless charging pad, a sunroof and power front seats. The top trim adds even more, including leather upholstery and Boise audio with active noise cancellation.
There are no mechanical options for the ARIYA for drivers in or near St. Petersburg that are not integral to the discussion in the Powertrain section, so we focus here on your charging options. All models give you three options: 120-volt, 240-volt and DC fast-charging connections. These are often referred to as Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 charging, respectively. Most buyers will want to have a Level 2 charger at home, but it is nice to know that you have Level 1 as an option when you need it.
This is where the biggest choice exists when it comes to reserving the ARIYA. All models have the same battery pack, but range depends on trim level for a couple of different reasons. The base model has a single electric motor that makes 238 hp. It is front-wheel drive and provides an extended range of up to 300 miles. The up-level trims have the same powertrain, but due to weight and equipment differences, they provide an extended range up to 285 miles, which is not a substantial difference. The biggest difference lies with the Platinum+. It has a dual-motor setup that makes 389 hp. It is also all-wheel drive, and these performances differences mean that it has an extended range up to 265 miles.
All models have the same infotainment technologies, such as touchscreen and Android and Apple integration. They also have the same Nissan Safety Shield 360 suite. That suite encompasses all of the advanced driver-assistance technologies that you expect from a Nissan vehicle. The Venture+ and the Evolve+ both have the ProPilot Assist system, which includes features like intelligent cruise control and steering assist. The Evolve+ also has a more advanced rearview monitoring system with a 360-degree camera. The upper trims have an automatic parking system. They also have ProPilot Assist 2.0, which is Nissan’s semiautonomous driving system, and this is the first Nissan vehicle in the U.S. to have it.
You can reserve the 2023 Nissan ARIYA today through Lokey Nissan. We are the premier Nissan dealership serving St. Petersburg Florida, and we are here to help. Whether you want to reserve your ARIYA in person or via the Internet, we will provide you a customer service specialist who will walk you through the entire process. Contact us today to learn more!*This article is for informational purposes only. Please contact the dealership for complete and current details.