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The all-electric crossover SUV takes home yet another win, for an award influenced by everyday motorists.
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Nissan ARIYA Named Best Car for Long Distances at 2024 AutoTrader New Car Awards

Nissan ARIYA Named Best Car for Long Distances at 2024 AutoTrader New Car Awards

The all-electric crossover SUV takes home yet another win, for an award influenced by everyday motorists.

  • The award comes after an online survey in which over 200,000 UK car owners shared their thoughts on the best long-distance car.
  • The Nissan ARIYA beat the likes of the Volvo XC60 and BMW iX3 to the award - praised for its longer range, sleek design, and comfort.
  • The electric vehicle (EV) offers up to 330 miles (WLTP) range with each charge, along with Nissan’s advanced all-wheel drive system, E-4ORCE.


Since its launch in 2020, the Nissan ARIYA has gone from strength to strength.

First, it took part in a 27,000km pole-to-pole expedition to prove its exceptional long-distance capabilities. Then, it was shortlisted for Car of The Year in 2023.

Now, it’s been named the Best Car for Long Distances at the 2024 AutoTrader New Car Awards. Read on for how this all-electric crossover has well and truly gone the distance.

Made to go further

The Nissan ARIYA is powered by either a 63kWh or an 87kWh battery. The larger battery enables it to travel up to 330 miles (WLTP) range on a single charge.

Smart charging solutions mean you don’t have to compromise when it comes to the length of your journey. Using a rapid DC 130kW charger, it can charge from 20 to 80% in around 35 minutes.

Built on an all-new EV platform, the Nissan ARIYA offers both high performance and efficiency. The e-4FORCE all-wheel drive system consists of dual electric motors. These deliver maximum torque and agility, along with increased stability.

The system allows you to switch power from the front wheels to the rear for improved handling. Meanwhile, independent wheel torque control effectively corrects over or under-steering.

With all-weather control, the Nissan ARIYA embraces more challenging road conditions. Thanks to the advanced e-4FORCE system, it can handle wet, icy, or snowy conditions easily and safely.

Arrive in comfort and style

With a lounge-like interior setup, the Nissan ARIYA is a home away from home. The spacious interior seats up to five passengers, with a flat floor providing more leg and headroom wherever seated.

The slim-line, ergonomic seats are covered in synthetic leather upholstery for a touch of luxury. While sound-absorbing materials help to create a more peaceful, relaxed atmosphere.

The driver’s cabin is clean and clutter-free with a single horizontal line on the dashboard reflecting focus. Ambient interior lighting wraps around the dashboard and door panels, adding to the theme of relaxation.

With a slide-out tray, the cabin easily turns into a mobile workspace if needed. There’s also a deep storage unit underneath to store any essentials.

As for exterior style, the Nissan ARIYA has it all. From large wheels and a sleek, modern grille featuring the illuminated Nissan badge to a striking rear light signature.

Available with six two-tone colour combinations, the ARIYA makes a bold style statement. Especially the copper and black Akatsuki option.

The people’s choice

The AutoTrader New Car Awards are not like just any other automotive award. Instead of a panel of judges, everyday motorists will vote for the winners.

The Nissan ARIYA was named the Best Car for Long Distances after over 200,000 UK motorists took part in an online survey.

Erin Baker, Editorial Direction at AutoTrader, said:

“With its long range, comfort, and sleek looks, it’s no wonder the Nissan ARIYA is the car of choice for those travelling long distances. Owners love how cost-efficient it is to run, and its features and technology make driving long distances a breeze.”

Highlighting the importance of the awards, Baker further commented:

“The AutoTrader New Car Awards set out to achieve something different than other awards, and that is to recognise the brands and cars that are achieving excellence in the eyes of real-world car owners, not just industry experts.

The awards are now in their eighth year and in 2024 we saw over 200,000 car owners telling us exactly how they feel about their cars, making them the most accurate indicator of consumer opinion. Many congratulations to all of this year’s winners and finalists.”

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