A charismatic CEO with a penchant for the dramatic, and a bold plan to build the world's first mass-market electric vehicle. You probably think I'm talking about Tesla, but years before the Model S turned a wheel, Nissan tried to conquer that ground with its Leaf battery EV. OK, that CEO is gone now, and the Leaf failed to sell in quite the volume Nissan hoped. But next year, the Japanese automaker gets a second bite at the cherry with the Ariya, a new BEV that was revealed to the world on Wednesday morning in Japan.
You might be experiencing a touch of déjà vu—that's perfectly normal, because a thinly veiled concept of the Ariya was shown off at last year's Tokyo auto show and this year's CES, where some lucky ducks even got to drive it. (That will teach me to stay home, I guess.) It's roughly the same size and shape as the company's best-selling Rogue crossover, and Nissan hopes that the Ariya follows in that car's footsteps with regards to the sales chart—at the reveal, its new CEO Ashwani Gupta said that "the company expects sales of its EVs and e-POWER electrified models to be more thRead More – Source