- Following the sales success of the new Nissan LEAF, Nissan announces new LEAF 3.ZERO models
- The new Nissan LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited edition benefits from a higher output (217 PS) and longer range of 385 km* on a single charge
- Customers can place orders from today with first deliveries from May 2019 for the new LEAF 3.ZERO, summer for the new LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition
- The Nissan LEAF is the highest selling electric vehicle (EV) in Europe in 2018
PARIS, France – Nissan has confirmed the evolution of the highly successful LEAF electric vehicle (EV) by announcing two versions of the LEAF 3.ZERO. This new offer will broaden the appeal of EVs to more customers, and both models are ready to order from January 9, 2019.
Following a record-breaking year for Nissan electric vehicles, the new Nissan LEAF 3.ZERO brings to Europe's best-selling electric vehicle an 8-inch infotainment screen enabling additional connectivity services such as door-to-door navigation. An all-new and improved NissanConnect EV app will also be available when the new LEAF 3.ZERO goes on sale in Europe.
The new LEAF 3.ZERO features the 40 kWh battery which had great success in 2018. New body colours and two-tone colour combinations will complete the choices. Customers can place their orders for the new LEAF 3.ZERO from now.
The new Nissan LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition will also be available to order from January 9 across European markets. This limited edition – of which only 5,000 units will be produced for Europe – will feature a higher output capable of delivering 160 kW (217 PS) and longer range capabilities with expected driving range of up to 385 km* from a single charge.
The new LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition was announced in Japan and is present at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, this week. Both equally appealing ownership propositions, the new LEAF 3.ZERO and the new LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition uphold the LEAF's status as the icon of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision.
At the centre of the new LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition is an Intelligent Power-enhanced battery. It has 25% more density and a 55% increase in energy storage capacity. Through innovative design and clever engineering, the new higher-power battery contains 288 cells compared to the 192 found in the 40 kWh equivalent.
On the road, the new LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition 62 kWH battery will deliver a 40% range increase over the new LEAF 3.ZERO which is equipped with a 40 kWh battery. This represents more than an additional range of 100km for a comparable usage, a clear evolution of the LEAF.
The new LEAF 3.ZERO models will feature both e-Pedal and ProPILOT. These critically acclaimed Intelligent Driving technologies are transforming the driving experience.
The e-Pedal is a new driving sensation for many, allowing the driver to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop using only the accelerator pedal. This delivers a seamless, smooth drive and maximum control to the driver through enhanced pedal feedback.
ProPILOT is an advanced driving assistance technology which works on single-lane highways. A 'hands-on, eyes-on' system, it allows the car to stop, restart and stay centred in its lane in higher-speed cruising and lower-speed congested traffic scenarios. The technology reduces driving stress and fatigue, enhancing driver confidence behind the wheel.
For exceptional customer confidence, the new LEAF 3.ZERO and new LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition batteries come with the same eight-year/160,000 km Nissan warranty enjoyed by all other versions of the LEAF.
The launch of the Nissan LEAF 3.ZERO follows a historically strong year for Nissan electric vehicles, with the new LEAF performing particularly well. The new LEAF has been the highest selling EV in Europe for 2018, with over 40.000 cars delivered across the continent. The LEAF remains the world's best-selling electric vehicle, with more than 380,000 units sold globally since the original car launched in 2010.
Gareth Dunsmore, director, electric vehicles and connected services, Nissan Europe, commented: "The new Nissan LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition broadens the appeal of the LEAF family even further, adding more range to an award-winning package that remains great to drive and live with.
"Since we launched the new Nissan LEAF last year, the customer response has been outstanding. In an EV market that is constantly growing, sustaining the LEAF's status as the most popular EV in Europe in 2018 is a testament to the strength of the product. We hope the LEAF 3.ZERO models will help continuing this extraordinary growth in 2019."
The new LEAF 3.ZERO price starts at 39.900€, while the new LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition will be available for sale from 45.500€**.
European customers wanting to order either model can register their interest online from the 9 January 2019 or visit one of Nissan's 2,000 retailers in Europe.
First deliveries of the new LEAF 3.ZERO are expected to start from May 2019, while initial customer deliveries of the new LEAF e+ 3.ZERO Limited Edition will commence from summer 2019.
For more information, visit https://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/leaf/intelligent-mobility.html
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*Nissan forecast range for WLTP combined cycle protocol tests. Final homologated range data for LEAF 3.ZERO e+ Limited edition expected later in 2019.
** visit your local website for adjusted price in each country.
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