The range-topping model of Nissan’s fashionable electrical compact hatchback, the 2019 Nissan Leaf e+, is now accessible in the UK within the Tekna grade, priced from £35,895 ($45,570/€40,379) (together with the £three,500 ($four,443/€three,937) Authorities Grant).
The largest change in comparison with the lineup is the bigger battery, which has a 62 kWh capability.
The lithium-ion pack offers a WLTP-rated vary of as much as 385 km (239 miles) and may be absolutely charged from a 6.6 kW, 32A wall field in 11.three hours. From 20 to 80 p.c, it wants about one and a half hours, utilizing the 50 kW fast charger.
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The addition of a much bigger battery has allowed Nissan’s engineers to improve the electrical motor too. Thus, the Leaf e+ now has a complete output of 214 HP (217 PS / 160 kW) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque and the Zero-100 km/h (Zero-62 mph) acceleration may be very first rate for an electrical automotive on this worth vary, taking simply 6.9 seconds, whereas high velocity is 158 km/h (98 mph). Due to intelligent packaging, boot area is definitely higher than what you’d get in a five-door Golf, at 405 liters versus to the VW’s 380 (14.three vs 13.four cu-ft).
Like all new Leafs, the e+ will get the NissanConnect infotainment system with Eight-inch touchscreen show as commonplace. Customers will get pleasure from Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity, upgraded navigation methods, in-built On-line Map Replace and Chargers Location performance. They will even be capable of pre-heat or pre-cool the inside, in addition to ship navigation routes to the automobile, utilizing the devoted app. The app can be used to see whether or not the Leaf e+ continues to be plugged to the charging port and take a look at an evaluation on journeys and driving kinds.
One other commonplace function is the ProPilot semi-autonomous driving. The ‘hand-on, eyes-on system’ permits the automotive to regulate the throttle, braking and steering by itself in sure circumstances similar to congested site visitors and high-speed freeway cruising.