The latest versions of the highly successful Nissan LEAF family now include the longer-range LEAF e+, which has already received over 8,000 orders since its reveal in January. The addition of the flagship LEAF e+ broadens LEAF’s appeal and ownership benefits.
All new LEAF versions come as standard with Nissan’s new NissanConnect infotainment system, with features including Apple CarPlay® and AndroidAuto® allowing for seamless smartphone connectivity. Customers also benefit from an upgraded navigation system, which features TomTom LIVE premium traffic and route optimisation, as well as the inbuilt Online Map Update facility and Chargers Location functionality.
With the all-new NissanConnect Services app users can send navigation routes from their smartphone to their car and from their car to their smartphones through the Door-to-Door Navigation facility, enabling an easier transition from navigation, to parking, and to final destination.
The Remote Climate Control functionality, finally gives them the option to preset air conditioning or heating while their LEAF is still plugged to the garage, whilst information and analysis on trips and driving style can also be accessed from their smartphone.
The new LEAF also offers a number of different design options, with a total of 10 body colours and seven two-tone body and roof colour combinations allowing owners to give their LEAF a bold visual presence.
Building on the 40 kWh LEAF’s already impressive performance and efficiency, the range-topping LEAF e+ offers even greater all-round driving capability with an upgraded powertrain. The model’s compact 62 kWh battery is both efficient and powerful, with a 25% increase in energy density and 55% boost in energy storage capacity, giving the LEAF e+ a power output of 217 PS and up to 385 km (WLTP) on a combined cycle – on a single charge.
Alongside the increase in energy density, the battery retains a similar shape and size to the 40 kWh LEAF battery pack, allowing the e+ to retain the LEAF’s interior space and its defined exterior styling.
Featuring multiple innovative driving assistance technologies, the new LEAF champions Nissan’s vision for Intelligent Driving, with the unique e-Pedal available on all LEAFs allowing drivers to start, accelerate and decelerate to a complete stop using only one pedal.
LEAF is also equipped with ProPILOT, an advanced driving feature combining assisted steering, acceleration and braking to help the driver on long commutes and in heavy traffic, both on highways and in single lanes. LEAF is also equipped with ProPILOT Park, which parks the car automatically and with ease. These driver aids are designed to enhance the driver’s safety, comfort and control on the road.