Driving this way - the new Nissan Leaf
The new Nissan Leaf is the most advanced and accessible 100% electric vehicle there is, the company insists in pre-launch notice.
It is also the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, their blueprint for a future in redefining the way customers drive and how vehicles are powered and integrated into society.
Nissan insist the Leaf is a car that is more enjoyable, more connected and more exciting to drive than any other mainstream electric vehicle in history.
It is driven by an advanced new 40kW epowertrain, with improved energy efficiency, increased torque and power output for more exciting driving.
Leaf also offers Intelligent Driving, which is technology designed to improve driving confidence, enhance safety and reduce stress and Nissan Intelligent Integration, the linking of the car to wider society via connectivity and to energy grids via unique bidirectional charging technology.
Mobile power unit
The Leaf is more than just a 100% electric vehicle, it is a mobile power unit, allowing customers to manage their energy use either through home or office solutions, Nissan suggest.
In just three months since the launch of new Leaf was announced, Nissan has received over 12,000 orders. The new Leaf is the next generation of the world's bestselling zeroemissions electric vehicle.
New Leaf offers a greater range, improved dynamic design, class leading advanced driver assistance technologies and enhanced connectivity. Leaf will arrive at European showrooms in February.
With an overall length of 4.49m, width of 1.79m, height of 1.54m and a wheelbase of 2.70m, the new Leaf features a sleek profile, sharp, dynamic look with excellent aerodynamics, and a coefficient of drag (Cd) of 0.28.
It is available in 10 exterior colours. It has a completely redesigned interior, which is focused on the driver and combines a clever use of space with optimum functionality. Maximum luggage capacity with folded seats is 1,176 litres.
The new epowertrain delivers 110kW of power and 320Nm of torque, improving acceleration to 7.9 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h, at the top of csegment performance. The new Leaf has a range of 378 km NEDC (pending final homologation).
The Leaf is the first EV to undergo WLTP (under conditions defined by EU law, the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure laboratory test is used to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from passenger cars, as well as their pollutant emissions), allowing customers to drive up to 415 km in city conditions on a single charge.
Charging time from alert to 80% (quick charging – 50kw) takes 40 to 60 minutes, while its 7.5 hours from alert to 100% with a 7Kw Wallbox.
Standard safety features from entry grade include six airbags (front, side and curtain), ISOFIX hook, antilock braking system (ABS), electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist (BA) and Hill Start assist (HSA).
Advanced safety technology systems such as Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also part of new Leaf's standard equipment.
The Leaf is packed with Intelligent Mobility innovative technology, including ProPILOT driver assistance for a safer, more comfortable drive and ProPILOT Park, for fully autonomous parking at the touch of a button.
ProPILOT is designed for use within a single lane on a highway, and is optimised for use in heavy traffic jam or in high-speed cruising scenarios.
The Leaf’s improved 7", fullcolour (TFT) display highlights key features, including information from the audio and navigation systems.
New Leaf is available in four grades – Visia, Acenta, NConnecta and Tekna.