Tue, 03 October 2017
Nissan has introduced the next evolution of its zero-emission electric vehicle, the LEAF.
The vehicle has been completely reinvented, combining greater range with a dynamic new design and advanced technologies, which represent Nissan’s technological leadership.
“The new Nissan LEAF drives Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which is the core brand strategy for Nissan’s future,” says Hiroto Saikawa, president and chief executive officer of Nissan. “The new Nissan LEAF, with its improved autonomy 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 models.”
The car offers a range of 400km, allowing drivers to enjoy a safer and longer journey. The new e-powertrain gives the new Nissan LEAF 110kW of power output and 320Nm of torque, improving acceleration and driver enjoyment. The new model adapts ProPILOT autonomous drive technology, used during single-lane driving on the highway.
It also offers ProPILOT Park which can take control of steering, acceleration, braking, shift changing and the parking brake to automatically guide it into a parking spot. The revolutionary e-Pedal technology lets drivers start, accelerate, decelerate and stop by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator. When the accelerator is fully released, regenerative and friction brakes are applied automatically, bringing the car to a complete stop. The car holds its position, even on steep uphill slopes, until the accelerator is pressed again.
And on the outside the new LEAF boasts a sleek silhouette and “cool tech attitude”.