An early preview of the 2018 Nissan Leaf
While rival carmakers are wheeling out prototypes of their first electric family cars, the Leaf has matured into its second-generation, taking what was already a perfectly reasonable proposition and turning it into something far more desirable.
The second-generation Nissan Leaf electric car has got a sharp new look and beefier electric motor for 2018, as well as a suite of new tech to tempt the unbelievers into showrooms across the world.
As exhilarating to look at as it is to drive, LEAF features sharp lines, a dynamic front end featuring a unique multidimensional translucent blue grille, and a signature floating roof. This fresh, modern hatchback also offers the space and versatility to keep up with your busy life.
With some of the most advanced features ever offered in a Nissan, staying in touch with your world and your New Nissan LEAF is easier than ever. From a customisable, digital instrument cluster to a floating information screen to seamless mobile integration, it’s all here.
With features like e-Pedal, ProPILOT, Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Intelligent Lane Intervention and more, New Nissan LEAF makes it all possible.
Another main update is the higher-density floor-mounted lithium ion battery pack, which now packs 40kWh compared with a best of 30kWh in the outgoing Leaf. It has a more powerful inverter and more efficient cooling, so will develop that additional boost for longer and more reliably than before. Maximum power rises to 148bhp, while its diesel-like 236lb ft torque output is delivered from zero revs.
Semi-Fast Charging (Home and public): Charging time to 100% = 8 hours
Quick Charing (Public): Charging time to 80% = 40 min
The 100% electric drivetrain means the New Nissan LEAF gives instant torque for smooth acceleration. The fun continues with the innovative e-Pedal, which lets you accelerate and brake with only one pedal, and when you turn the wheel, a battery pack that sits low in the chassis lets you hug the road. And now with up to 235 miles range, the thrills take you further than ever.
The new Nissan Leaf will be available in the UK from March 2018