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Nissan launches flagship Ariya EV in Japan

Carmaker hopes SUV will fire up electric vehicle sales

A two-wheel-drive Nissan Ariya with a 63-kwh battery will be available in Japan this winter, with three other limited models following later. They will be priced from 6.6 million yen ($60,000).

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor has started taking preorders in Japan for limited editions of its first new battery electric car in a decade.

The Japanese carmaker is pinning hopes on the Ariya, its first all-electric crossover SUV, to pep up its EV range.

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