Electric Driving has now become shockingly more affordable thanks to the new Nissan Leaf
In its short, two and a half year life so far, the Nissan LEAF has revolutionised the way we think about our future mobility. As the world’s first purpose-designed 100 per cent electric car from a major manufacturer, Nissan LEAF has proven that zero-emission mobility is not a dream but reality.
There are now more than 62,000 examples driving around the world in near silence and emitting no tailpipe emissions at all. Many can be found in busy city centres – some as taxis – where the lack of emissions is making a genuine and important contribution to air quality. Even though LEAF was one of the most advanced cars available on the market, progress doesn’t stand still. Now comes the new generation Nissan LEAF.
The new LEAF offers you the most exciting, practical and stylish way to own an Electric Vehicle. Powered by compact lithium-ion batteries for fast-charging and a range of approx. 199 kilometres, the LEAF is an intelligently designed 5 seater family car with regenerative braking, ultra-smooth aerodynamics and low energy headlights. The new Nissan LEAF’s acceleration at city speeds is equivalent to V6 engine performance level & can be recharged to 80% battery capacity in around 30 minutes from a fast charging point.
And while it might look broadly similar to the pioneering original, significant improvements under the skin make an even more compelling argument for battery-powered cars. There are more than 100 changes to be found on New Nissan LEAF, some major, some minor. All, however, combine to make the pioneering original an even better car. New LEAF has a greater driving range, a larger boot, more comfort, more interior space and more choice.
Among the changes are:
• Extended real-world driving range
• Faster 6.6kw charging option cutting charging time in half
• Subtle styling changes to the grille for better aerodynamic efficiency
• Fully integrated motor and charger frees up extra luggage space
• Weight reduction averaging 32kgs
• Improved CarWings features with Eco-Routing and enhanced remote control features
• Three versions – XE, SV and SVE
• More available equipment including leather trim and Around View Monitor
• Wider colour range
New LEAF is more agile than before thanks to a comprehensive raft of chassis changes while it will go further on a single charge. The NEDC range has increased from 175 km/h to 199 km/h thanks to a series of engineering improvements.
The new Leaf now also comes in 3 grades. The XE models have a lower entry price point than the original LEAF, making zero-emission mobility even more accessible. XE models have 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, black mirror caps and halogen headlights. Front fog lights, i-Key and an audio system with four speakers are also standard.
The mid-range SV grade is generously equipped with 16-inch alloy wheels, advanced IT with Carwings telematics, rear view monitor, remote charger and heating activation, rear privacy glass, a six-speaker sound system, body colour mirrors and automatic lights with follow-me home lighting. SV models also have a quick charge port, rain sensing wipers and electric folding door mirrors.
The new top SVE model adds LED headlamps, the seven-speaker Bose sound system, leather seats, 17-inch alloy wheels and Around View Monitor.
All versions have a full complement of safety equipment as standard with front side and curtain airbags as well as ABS, EBD and brake assistance. The Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) is also standard. Nissan LEAF gained a full five star EuroNCAP rating on its launch and was the first 100% electric vehicle to gain this safety rating.