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The Nissan Leaf gets new technology

29th October 2020 | Steve Lumley

For 2021, the Nissan Leaf has been updated with new specifications and new technology.

 

The Nissan Leaf is still one of the most popular electric vehicles currently available, and the carmaker has upgraded the EV's technology and equipment.

This may be down to the upcoming appearance of the Volkswagen ID.3 which will cause a stir when it finally appears.

Until then, a sound car leasing choice for electric car fans is the Nissan Leaf.

There's a new entry-level model featuring a 62kWh battery to deliver better performance.

That's in addition to the 40kWh battery, and there's a new entry level trim, the e+ N-Connecta, with the larger battery.

Prices start at £32,695 for the entry-level Leaf EV.

All-electric range for the Nissan Leaf

The all-electric range for the Nissan Leaf is 239 miles with the 62kWh battery.

Drivers get to enjoy 217 PS of power with torque of 340Nm to deliver a 0 to 62 mph time of 6.9 seconds.

Also, Nissan is dropping the price of its range-topper, the Leaf e+ Tekna, by £1,685.

This makes what is a well-specified electric car, extremely competitive against its rivals.

Equipment for the Leaf EV

Standard equipment for the Leaf EV includes the Nissan intelligent rearview mirror which uses a camera at the back of the car to give a clear view of the traffic behind.

The camera will work in all weather conditions, and even when the following vehicle has very bright headlights.

Options for the upgraded Nissan Leaf includes their ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system - the firm says that around half of all Leafs they sell have it added.

Another option is the ProPilot parking system to help drivers parallel park.

Nissan Leaf has been an undoubted sales success

The Nissan Leaf has been an undoubted sales success in the UK since its introduction in 2018, with sales rising by 56% over the last 12 months.

Some models also feature a new shark fin antenna to help reduce the car's overall height, and there's a new telescopic steering wheel so it's easier now to adjust for rake and reach.

Another standard feature is blind-spot intervention, and there's no doubt that the upgraded Nissan Leaf will continue to be a popular choice, and as a contract hire electric vehicle to enjoy.

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