Nissan prevously introduced us to the Ariya concept, last October to be precise. The company has just confirmed that it will unveil the production version on July 15. The all-electric SUV launch commercially first in Japan, then in other markets before making its debut at dealerships in North America.
The announcement was made at Nissan's annual shareholders meeting in Tokyo. The company's chief executive officer, Makoto Uchida, also announced that he was giving up half of his salary and promised to successfully turn around the company by 2023. To get there, electric models like the Ariya will play a big role.
Nissan announced significant losses totaling $6.3 billion USD in the fiscal year that ended this March. For the automaker, the time has clearly come for a big rethink.
Makito Uchida said the Ariya will spearhead the brand's new line of electric vehicles. In fact, eight new products powered by electricity are expected by 2024. More generally, Nissan will introduce 12 new models (including rebuilds) over the next 18 months around the world.