Nissan has finally revealed its new Ariya, with the fresh-faced electric crossover boasting a claimed range of “up to 610 km”.

The Japanese firm says the newcomer offers “powerful acceleration and smooth, quiet operation”.

Sales of the new model are scheduled to start in mid-2021 in Japan, before being rolled out to Europe, North America and China by the end of 2021. It’s not yet clear when (or indeed if) the new electric vehicle is coming to South Africa.

The new Ariya measures 4 595 mm long, 1 850 mm wide and 1 655 mm tall, with a wheelbase of 2 775 mm. It weighs in between 1 900 kg and 2 200 kg, depending on the model and specified equipment.

Interestingly, Nissan will offer multiple configurations, including two-wheel-drive and “e-4orce” all-wheel-drive versions, as well as two battery sizes (65 kWh and 90 kWh). The two-wheel-drive model comes in 160 kW and 178 kW forms (with peak torque of 300 N.m in both cases), while the twin-motor, all-paw variant will be available in 250 kW/560 N.m and 290 kW/600 N.m guise.

The most powerful all-wheel-drive model will hit 100 km/h from standstill in a claimed 5,1 seconds, before topping out at 200 km/h.