Nissan launches Leaf10 for anniversary
Nissan has launched a special edition of its Leaf electric model to celebrate its 10th anniversary. The Nissan Leaf10 has some fresh looks and gadgetry, but the drive and battery remain the same.
The Leaf10 features a new body colour and a unique pattern that adorns the wing mirrors, roofline and boot lid. This is combined with a brand-new two-tone Ceramic Grey and Pearl Black colour option.
Upgrades to the new model year were introduced in December. Take the WLAN hotspot for up to seven devices. This function, of course, compliments the company’s NissanConnect services smartphone app.
“Since Leaf launched in 2010, Nissan has continued to evolve its EV technology, connected services and design to ensure it delivers on the demands and lifestyles of our owners,” says Helen Perry, Chief Marketing Manager of Electric Passenger Cars & Infrastructure at Nissan Europe.
“Our iconic model has attracted over 180,000 motorists across Europe. We hope that with its enhanced styling features and latest technologies such as In-Car Wi-Fi and its remote functions including lock and unlock capabilities to receive packages; Leaf can continue to excite those who are just starting their EV journey.”
The powertrain for the special model will remain as with the usual Leaf model, available with the two battery options (40 and 62 kWh for 270 and 385 kilometres range according to WLTP, respectively). The Leaf10 has the 6.6 kW AC on-board charger (the base model Leaf ZE MY20 comes with a 3.6 kW charger), DC charging is done as usual via CHAdeMO connection. The electric motor in the 40 kWh version has an output of 110 kW, with the large battery is 160 kW.
The Leaf10 will be available at European dealers from February. In the UK, the special model is available to order now at prices starting at 28,820 pounds (including subsidy). Nissan has not yet confirmed prices for continental Europe.