Unveiled in Stockholm earlier this month and due for a UK launch in January 2018, the New Nissan LEAF is now as practical as it environmentally friendly with a new visual identity and vastly improved range. The latest version of Nissan's flagship all-electric vehicle hopes to build upon the warm reception that the sporty new Micra has received from both customers and the motoring press.
An All-New Look
Exterior styling has been upgraded with new 17" alloy wheels and privacy glass, plus electric folding and body-coloured door mirrors. Designed very much to appeal to the small family, the new Nissan LEAF is styled as an all-rounder with the power, boot space and leg room to accommodate your growing tribe.
The B-pillar has been coated gloss black and other standard features include front fog lamps, full projector halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights and high beam assist to illuminate the road before you. Other snazzy features include the chrome door handles and illuminating charge port.
Latest Driving Innovations
The new Nissan LEAF is packed with brand-new tech. The ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system enables you to have a more comfortable drive. ProPILOT has the ability to control steering, braking and acceleration to assist the driver within single lane at low speeds and when cruising on the motorway.
In slow moving traffic ProPILOT enables the new Nissan LEAF to autonomously slow down and stop should traffic suddenly come to a halt. It will then automatically follow the car in front when flow resumes. Also included is ProPILOT Park for fully autonomous parking, taking the anxiety out of those high-stress manoeuvre scenarios.
Range and Power
With a range increase of 80 miles, the LEAF is a genuine alternative to the conventionally powered petrol or diesel inner-city run-around. The new LEAF now has a maximum range of 235 miles on a single charge.
Thanks to a more powerful 40kWh Li-on battery, the electric motor has output equivalent to 150PS with an impressive forward thrust torque of 320Nm - a figure unmatched by petrol and diesel rivals in this segment. The ultra-rapid charging facility means that you can charge from the initial battery alert to 80% capacity in just 40 minutes.
To further increase the economy of your driving, the new e-pedal allows you to decrease speed just by lifting the accelerator. This works especially well in specific circumstances, such as queuing traffic, radically reducing the amount of charge used when travelling in slow traffic.
Existing LEAF drivers will have already been made aware by how driving smoothly you can drastically improve the range of your car. This, combined with the e-pedal, further benefits your pocket by reducing the amount of time needed to recharge the Nissan LEAF's battery back to full capacity.
Given the popularity of the first LEAF, of which over 250,000 have been sold worldwide since 2010, 2.0 is likely to be just as popular. Register your interest by filling out the form below and we will keep you posted as to when the new Nissan LEAF is coming to our Evans Halshaw Nissan dealerships.