The four versions available are the Advance (63kWh), Evolve (87kWh), e-4ORCE Evolve (87kWh) and e-4ORCE Performance (87kWh), with first deliveries due to take place next summer.
Each model is designed to fit a particular lifestyle.
The two-wheel drive Ariya 63kWh is for urban areas; the Ariya 87kWh is for families looking for more range, the all-wheel drive Ariya e-4ORCE 87kWh combines the benefits of longer range and a comfortable ride for all thanks to a balanced power delivered to all four wheels with increased torque; and the Ariya e-4ORCE 87kWh Performance is for thrill-seekers with a high power output of 394PS and 600Nm of available torque. This gives the Performance model an acceleration from 0-62mph in 5.1 seconds and a top speed of 124mph.
Feature wise, the top of the range Performance model comes with a 10-speaker BOSE sound system, digital head up display, intelligent rear-view mirror, electric panoramic sunroof, dynamic 20in alloy wheels with aero covers, and distinctive blue nappa leather seat fronts.
Both the Ariya Advance and Ariya Evolve are expected to retain 57% value over 3 years/30,000 miles giving the models a class-leading residual value position, according to industry pricing experts CAP HPI.
Nissan says that, because of this, it is able to offer customers a very competitive rate on monthly finance.
The Evolve can be bought with 5.81% APR for £629 a month on Personal Contract (PCP), and £6,616 customer deposit over 37 months with 10,000 annual mileage.
A spokesperson for CAP HIP commenting on their decision said: “The Ariya has an attractive futuristic premium exterior design, and the interior uses excellent materials with good fit and finish.”
Customers can personalise their Ariya with a choice of ten paint colours, including pearlescent, metallic, and premium metallic shades.
Inside, there are three dashboard colours to choose from – Black, Blue, and Grey – and the option of four upholstery styles depending on version, option pack and exterior colour of the vehicle.
Andrew Humberstone, managing director of Nissan Motors (GB), said: “We are thrilled to be opening pre-orders for our 100% electric crossover – the all-new Nissan Ariya. This cutting-edge EV represents the confidence and dare-to-do ambition of the Nissan brand.”
Prices start at £41,845 OTR for Advance versions rising to £58,440 for the Performance version.