The New Nissan LEAF has started retailing in the U.K., with prices starting from 21,990 pounds. Deliveries are expected to commence from next month. The price range for the new LEAF runs from 21,990 until 33,655 pounds for range-topping fully equipped Tekna grade version.
The new Nissan LEAF is offered in five variants: Visia, Acenta, N-Connecta, Zero (Special Version) and Tekna. This generation of the Nissan LEAF offers a significant update over the previous model with dynamic new styling, advanced technologies, including ProPILOT, and a higher capacity battery. The special LEAF Zero version is limited to just 1,500 units, and the variant is positioned between N-Connecta and the range-topping Tekna grade, and is available in two colors: Spring Cloud and Pearl Black. A generous specification includes: ProPILOT, ePedal, stylish 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear heated black suede-effect bio-fabric seats, heated steering wheel, NissanConnect EV 7-inch touchscreen infotainment with six speaker sound system, Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Intelligent Driver alertness, and additional features installed on 2.ZERO version.
The ProPILOT feature along with the epedal, the first Nissan model in Europe to be equipped with Nissan’s autonomous technology, allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop, simply by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator.
On top of these improvements, there’s a 50% increase in range to 235miles (NEDC) and a 38% increase in power to 150PS compared to the outgoing model. The on-the-road price for the new LEAF is lower than the previous generation, as well.
Carl Bayliss, EV Category Manager Nissan Motor, said; ‘With the New Nissan LEAF, all-electric motoring has never been more viable or affordable for almost any motorist. EV running costs are around 85% less than petrol or diesel cars and maintenance is almost 75% cheaper. There’s 0 pounds VED, free London Congestion Charge and even free parking in some cities, not to mention convenient home charging. It’s not surprising unprecedented numbers of drivers are making the switch and going electric.’
The new Nissan LEAF is expected to reach its buyers in February.