Nissan’s Electric Ariya SUV to Start at $47,000
Nissan is the latest major auto manufacturer to bring an electric crossover sport utility vehicle to market, with the Ariya reportedly set to be delivered to buyers in the fall of 2022.
The Japanese automaker says the SUV will start at $47,000 and range up to just more than $60,000 for the dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version. The plug-in cars are expected to get “up to” 300 miles per charge, Autoweek reports.
The Ariya, which recently debuted at the L.A. auto show, marks Nissan’s second run into the field of electric vehicles following the Leaf. But it won’t start being shipped to customers until Toyota and other competitors have already started shipping their own electric crossover SUVs.
“Speaking of those competitors, we expect the Ariya to be a serious alternative to the VW ID.4, Toyota bZ4X, Subaru Solterra, and the Ford Mustang Mach-E, if not the Model Y, which has decided it's not going to be as affordable as in the past,” Autoweek’s Jay Ramey reports.
Car Recalls, Safety Risks and California Owners’ Legal Rights
Unfortunately, Nissan is working on the Ariya as the company and many of its competitors continue to struggle to ensure that the cars they put on the road are actually safe to drive.
Major auto manufacturers recall millions of vehicles every year, often citing serious defects that pose significant safety risks. Making matters worse, those recalls are regularly announced long after cars have left factory floors and been sold to unsuspecting buyers.
Nissan announced in June, for example, that it was recalling more than 138,000 cars over a tie rod defect that could cause vehicles to lose control of steering. The move came just months after the company announced that it was recalling some 800,000 Sentras over a brake light problem, which Nissan told federal regulators increased the risk of a crash.
California car owners and lessors should know that they have some important rights and options under the state’s lemon law. If you have been stuck with a defective or malfunctioning vehicle, a Los Angeles lemon law attorney at Bickel Sannipoli APC can help you fight back.
The lemon law generally requires car manufacturers to perform a variety of repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. It also forces those companies to buy back covered vehicles that they are unable or unwilling to fix.
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