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Nissan Ariya Nismo: hot electric crossover revealed in Japan

Published: 12 January 2024 Updated: 12 January 2024

► High-performance Ariya Nismo revealed
► Two power variants, Formula E sound
► Japan-only for now

Nissan has pulled the covers off the new Ariya Nismo at the 2024 Tokyo Auto Salon.

As you’d expect, Nissan has tarted up the Nismo model with an aggressive bodykit that features some red trimmings, chunky front and rear bumpers and a motorsport-inspired central rear fog light. The red inserts carry on inside, with chunky and thickly-bolstered seats.

Two power variants will launch – both with Nissan’s e-4ORCE twin-motor all-wheel drive setups: a ‘B6’ model developing 362bhp and a ‘B9’ variant pushing out 429bhp. A new Nismo driving mode can be activated inside the car, giving a performance boost and a Formula E-inspired soundtrack to match. No other performance specs are provided.

The new, high-performance Ariya model is just for the Japanese market for now, with Nissan confirming it will launch the car in spring 2024.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches