The second generation of the Nissan Leaf electric car can now be ordered in Britain, with prices starting from € 21,990 for the entry-level Visia model.
This price includes the Government of the UNITED kingdom £4500 grant for zero-emission vehicles. Also taking the grant into account, the model Acenta costs £24,290, and the N-Connect model costs £25,990. Top of the range Tekna, which starts at € 27,490 once the contribution is applied.
Available with the new Leaf is a limited-run Zero model, which is priced starting from € 26,490 (including the government grant) and is only available in 1500 units.
Booking UK has opened on the 1st of January, immediately after the total of the order in Europe has exceeded more than 10,000 cars. First UK deliveries are due in the month of February.
Click here for our review of the new Nissan Leaf
The Leaf is already the best-selling all-electric car, with more than 283,000 units produced for the previous model. But Nissan has heavily modified the new car to take on the growing competition in the fast-growing electric vehicle sector. The new Leaf is powered by a 147bhp engine – 40bhp more than the previous car that produces 199lb ft. You can get 0-62 mph in about eight seconds, a little more than three seconds faster than the current car.
The new Leaf is a floor 40kWh lithium-ion battery – compared to a choice of 24kWh, and 30kWh battery in the old car – and Nissan says that it has a New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) range of 235 km with a single charge. That’s 80 miles more outgoing range topping 30kWh battery and 111 miles, the entry-level Leaf.
Due to feedback that the old Leaf style badge was not popular with some buyers, Nissan has given the latest model a substantial facelift that echoes the new Micra. The exterior design was perfected in the wind tunnel to reduce wind resistance and increase efficiency.
The new Leaf is the first model that sold in italy, with the Nissan ProPilot semi-autonomous driver assistance system, which can steer, accelerate and brake on the highways and single-lane, low-speed traffic. In addition, the car has a self-parking system.
There is also a new e-Pedal that automatically combines the strength of the front axle, a regeneration system and the brakes to slow the car when the driver lifts the pedal. The interior features a new 7.0 in the infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Zero launch edition, 17in alloy rims, privacy glass, LED daytime running lights and a leather steering wheel.
Nissan updates the e-NV200 electric van
Nissan’s EV line-up has been further strengthened with a new version of the e-NV200 electric van, powered by a 107bhp engine.
Designed for use in urban environments, the e-NV200 features the same 40kWh lithium-ion battery, like new Leaf, with a new european driving cycle range of 174 km compared to the 106 miles to the old model. Why is the refurbished battery is the same size, the van maintains the 4200 litres of load capacity, as the e-NV200.
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