Without touching the brake pedal, the driver can steadily and predictably bring the Leaf to a complete stop. Moving to the interior, the clean design ethos extends to the color options. The overall effect is a light and airy ambience. . It focuses on visibility, creating a tasteful, understated look and feel with both excellent spaciousness and functionality. After coming to a full stop, the vehicle can remain in place even if the driver's foot is off the brake. Exterior inches Overall length 176.
New and expanded coverage in over 50 cities, counties and metropolitan areas across the continental United States and Canada. It is available in eight body colors. The incessant stop-and-go traffic that paralyzes the L. Specifications for other regions will be announced at the start of sales. When the car is activated, a start-up movie is displayed, giving the driver a sense of excitement about driving an electric car. Electric motors solve two small-car problems: a traditional lack of torque and the noise of a strained four-cylinder.
On a 240-volt unit, an empty-to-full charge is said to take about seven hours. Energy-efficient air-conditioning and heating systems provide elevated comfort inside the cabin for all occupants. Add that to the 105 miles traveled, and the Leaf could have gone 146 miles in our mix of freeway cruising and canyon-road bombing. Heavy components, including the battery, are placed in the center of the body, helping achieve smaller yaw moments of inertia compared with front-engine vehicles and thereby improving directional stability, enabling smoother cornering. More mechanical details and a floating signature configuration express a high-tech feel, while visibility and safety are improved by enhancing forward illumination coverage, optimally balancing design and functionality. Using NissanConnect, a key part of Nissan Intelligent Integration, the driver can search for continuously updated information such as the location and operating hours of free charging stations and charging station availability.
In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5. The underfloor and a diffuser-type rear bumper combine to achieve reduced drag and zero lift, resulting in improved vehicle stability. 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 angle of the charging port at the front has been reconfigured for greater convenience, letting the customer connect the charging cable without bending down. 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. Ergonomic testing by Nissan shows that this new 45-degree angle allows drivers of all heights to easily and comfortably connect the charger. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.
Please click on the below link for instructions on how to obtain these numbers. Most notable is the combination of an analog speedometer and a multi-information display. The Editorial department is independent of Cars. This is thanks to a software upgrade, new control logic working in conjunction with the steering angle sensor, and a 10 percent increase in steering torsion bar stiffness. Not sure what navigation system you have? This new and ergonomic center console design gives easier access to the controls and switchgear in the lower portion.
It can also help the driver steer and keep the vehicle centered in its lane. This helps them focus on what really matters the most — an enjoyable drive. This helps reduce fatigue and increase enjoyment. But adding ProPilot Assist and a number of other options puts the Leaf perilously close to the Bolt and. Another key engineering improvement for the lithium-ion battery pack is the use of enhanced electrode materials with revised chemistry, resulting in higher power density while contributing to greater battery durability upon charge and discharge. Keeping your navigation system updated is easy.
Along with producing less drag, aerodynamic upgrades and exterior refinements have led to a reduction in wind noise. The new Leaf also includes new advanced driving assistance with a for traffic no need to move your foot to the brake , for single-lane highway driving handles steering, brakes and accelerator in a marked lane and a coming. For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit. All these functions can significantly reduce stress when driving on the highway in both heavy and flowing traffic. The low hood blends flawlessly into the windshield and floating roof, creating a sleek silhouette that makes air flow. Actual range may vary based on driving conditions.
The 2018 Leaf also gets a 38 percent bump in horsepower with a new 147-hp motor that also puts out 236 pounds-feet of torque, up 26 percent. To make the pain of going slowly a little easier, Nissan fits the new Leaf with an e-Pedal function that can be turned on and off. With a deceleration rate of up to 0. It allows the driver the simplicity of accelerating, decelerating and stopping the car by using the accelerator pedal alone — a revolutionary innovation that can change the way people drive. For those who want more excitement and performance, Nissan will also offer a new higher power, longer range version at a higher price for the 2019 model year.
Only 67 decibels of motor, wind, and tire noise make it into the cabin at full whack. Matte and glossy shades of black have been carefully applied in the air conditioner control panel and the vent grille, creating an advanced, precise interface and a comfortable cabin — like a high-quality living room with relaxing softness and warmth combined at their best. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance — a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year. The noise from the electric motor itself has also been reduced, even as it generates more torque and power than ever before. Flipping the e-Pedal toggle ahead of the clam-shaped shifter injects Novocaine into the accelerator in an attempt to mellow out any eagerness in your right foot. The audio and navigation functions can be modified with a steering switch, without taking hands off the steering wheel.