In just over a month since the new Nissan LEAF officially went on sale, Nissan has confirmed that it has received over 20,000 orders across Europe for the latest model. That is one sold every 12 minutes, making it the fastest-selling electric vehicle in Europe.
In looks, the new Nissan LEAF features a sleek profile, sharp, dynamic look withgood enough aerodynamics, and a coefficient of drag (Cd) of 0.28. Anyone familiar with Nissan design will recognize the signature boomerang-shaped lights, ‘V-motion’ front surround, while the blue elements such as the front grille and rear bumper’s moulding highlight the 100% electric, zero emission character of the car. Dimension-wise, the car has an overall length of 4.49m, width of 1.79m, height of 1.54m and a wheelbase of 2.70m,
It is available in the following 10 exterior colors: Arctic Solid White, Solid Red, Bronze Metallic, Gun Metallic, Spring Cloud, Blade Silver, Magnetic Red, Pearl White, Metallic Black and two-tone with Pearl White body & Metallic Black Roof.
Inside, the new Nissan LEAF has a completely redesigned interior, which is focused on the driver and combines a clever use of space with optimum functionality. The ‘gliding wing’ design features vibrant blue stitching in the seats, dashboard and steering wheel, creating a relaxed ambience and high-quality feel. A 435-liter boot and foldable 60/40 split rear seat offers impressive storage options and maximum utility, making the new Nissan LEAF a perfect family car. Maximum luggage capacity with folded seats is 1,176 liters.
Nissan LEAF: Greater range, more excitement
The new e-powertrain in the new Nissan LEAF delivers 110kW of power (150 HP) and 320Nm of torque, improving acceleration to 7.9s from 0 to 100 km/h (62mph), at the top of c-segment performance.
The new Nissan LEAF is the first EV to undergo WLTP (Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Testing Procedure) and delivers a range of up to 168 miles on the Combined Cycle, or up to 258 miles in city conditions, on a single charge. For comparison with other EVs or previous generation LEAFs, the model is also rated to 235 miles on the outgoing NEDC test.
The WLTP test reflects real life situations more accurately. This means drivers can enjoy longer journeys, interconnected by the extended European CHAdeMO Quick-Charging network. Charging time from alert to 80% (quick charging – 50kw) takes 40 to 60 minutes*, while it’s around 7.5 hours from alert to 100% with a 7Kw Wallbox.
When it comes to safety, the new Nissan LEAF offers six airbags, ISOFIX hook, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA), and Hill Start Assist (HSA). Traffic Sign Recognition and Blind Spot Warning are also standard from higher (Visia) grade, as is Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian and cyclist Recognition. Advanced safety technology systems such as Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are also part of new Nissan LEAFs standard equipment.
Wwith Intelligent Mobility innovative technology, including ProPILOT driver assistance, the LEAF providesa safer, more comfortable drive, while the ProPILOT Park makes totally automated parking a breeze. Besides, the PILOT, supported by Radar and Camera, will adjust the speed to traffic ahead and keep the car in the center of the lane. It even manages traffic jam situations making the daily commute more relaxing and reducing fatigue.