The new Nissan LEAF: Greater Range and Advanced Technologies. Nissan introduced the new Nissan LEAF, the next evolution of its zero-emission electric vehicle. The Nissan LEAF has been completely reinvented, combining greater range with a dynamic new design and advanced technologies, representing Nissan’s technological leadership. “The new Nissan LEAF drives Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which is the core brand strategy for Nissan’s future,” said Hiroto Saikawa, president and chief executive officer of Nissan. “The new Nissan LEAF, with its improved range, combined with the evolution of autonomous drive technology such as ProPILOT Park, and the simple operation of the e-Pedal, strengthens Nissan’s EV leadership as well as the expansion of EVs globally. It also has core strengths that will be embodied by future Nissan models.”
The most advanced e-powertrain- The new Nissan LEAF offers a range of 400 km (Japan JC08 cycle), allowing drivers to enjoy a safer and longer journey. The new e-powertrain gives the new Nissan LEAF 110 kW of power output and 320 Nm of torque, improving acceleration and driver enjoyment. The new LEAF features ProPILOT autonomous drive technology, used during single-lane driving on the highway. It also offers ProPILOT Park. When activated, the car’s ProPILOT Park technology takes control of steering, acceleration, braking, shift-changing and the parking brake to automatically guide it into a parking spot. It enables the driver to park safely and simply, even when parallel parking.
Exterior Design: sleek silhouette and “cool tech attitude”
The new Nissan LEAF’s design includes a low, sleek profile that gives it a sharp, dynamic look. Along with excellent aerodynamics, the styling – from the sleek silhouette to the car’s “advanced expression” – evokes the exhilaration of driving an EV. The sporty, eye-catching body represents the car’s dynamic personality. The philosophy behind the exterior design was to express clean and simple lines and a robust and sleek silhouette, creating the feeling of a high-tech device. The horizontal character line, the bumper, and the striking highlights in the lower part of the body emphasize the lower center of gravity, giving the beholder an instinctive feeling that it’s agile and fun to drive.
Familiar Nissan design features include the signature boomerang-shaped lamps and V-motion flow in the front. The flash-surface grille in clear blue and the rear bumper’s blue moulding identify the car as a Nissan EV. A clear-blue 3D mesh pattern with a “freezing” motif, on a flush surface inside the V-Motion grille, expresses the LEAF’s uniqueness as an EV. The new LEAF’s projector-beam headlights with dual, direct-lens low and high beams are a first for Nissan. The rear combination lamps feature a unique signature that’s easily recognizable from a distance. A spoiler integrated in the window graphics gives the new LEAF an impressive, sporty look. The low hood blends flawlessly into the windshield and floating roof, creating a sleek silhouette that makes air flow.
Interior Design: Premium ambience with a clean, high-tech feeling
The new Nissan LEAF’s completely redesigned cabin is focused on the driver, featuring a front panel in the form of a “gliding wing.” It combines an excellent use of space with functionality. The interior design creates a relaxed ambience and premium quality fuels, due to carefully selected materials. Vibrant blue stitching in the seats, dashboard and steering wheel has been incorporated as a symbol of Nissan’s electric vehicles. The 7-inch, full-colour (TFT) display has been redesigned to highlight key features, such as the Safety Shield technology power gauge and audio and navigation system information. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have been added to the infotainment system in cars equipped with the navigation system. The audio and navigation functions can be modified with a steering switch, without taking hands off the steering wheel.
The center display has a screen with a flush-surface design allowing the driver to easily operate audio and navigation systems and connect to smartphones intuitively with just a fingertip. The display shows the Safety Shield technology, the vehicle’s state-of-charge and a power gauge, as well as audio and navigation system information. The comfort and quietness of the new Nissan LEAF deliver a peerless ride. Even at highway speeds, the new Nissan LEAF’s cabin stays very quiet. Along with producing less drag, aerodynamic upgrades and exterior refinements have led to a reduction in wind noise. Overall interior quality has also been enhanced. A matte chrome finish with a high-quality feel has been applied to the rim of the steering wheel, wrapped in genuine leather, and the center display, making for consistent brightness and quality of each metal finisher.
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2017 Nissan LEAF Specifications (Japan model)
Specifications are based on the latest product information available at the time of release. Specifications for other regions will be announced at the start of sales.
|Overall length||4,480 mm|
|Overall width||1,790 mm|
|Overall height||1,540 mm|
|Track width front/rear||1,530-1,540 mm/1,545-1,555 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||150 mm|
|Coefficient of drag||0.28 Cd|
|Tires||205/55R16 or 215/50R17|
|Cargo area (VDA)||435 L|
|Curb weight||1,490-1,520 kg|
|Gross vehicle weight||1,765-1,795 kg|
|Maximum output||110 kW (150ps)/3283~9795 rpm|
|Maximum torque||320 N･m (32.6kgf･m)/0~3283 rpm|
|Cruising range||400km (JC08)|
|Charging time (normal charging)||16 hours (3 kW)|
8 hours (6 kW)
|Charging time from alert to 80% (quick charging)||40 minutes|