Nissan Leaf (2018–)

Model History

September 2017

Second generation Nissan Leaf unveiled

All electric, and packed with ingenious technology, the new Nissan LEAF is the company’s first car in Europe that will embrace the early steps of advanced driver assistance, and is packed with cutting-edge innovations such as e-Pedal, allowing you to drive and brake in a totally new and seamless way.

It can also go further, with a range of 378 km/235 miles on a single charge, and has been redesigned for a new generation, with a sleeker look inside and out.

Along with enhanced energy efficiency, the new e-powertrain delivers an exhilarating, linear driving performance with a power output of 110 kW. Torque has been increased to 320 Nm, resulting in improved acceleration.

The new Nissan LEAF’s driving range has been increased to 378km/235miles (New European Driving Cycle) on a single charge. For those who want to drive their new LEAF further, Nissan will introduce a high-power version with increased motor power and battery capacity at a higher price at the end of 2018. This version will provide an even longer range, giving customers a range choice depending on their driving needs.

The new Nissan LEAF features three main new intelligent driving technologies. The first is ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system. Used during single-lane driving on the highway, it makes the drive easier, less stressful and more relaxing.

The second, ProPILOT Park, will change the way people think about parking. When activated, this technology will take control of all steering, acceleration, braking and gear selection to automatically guide the car into a parking spot. It makes parking stress free and more precise for all drivers.

The third, e-Pedal, is a revolutionary technology that transforms the way we drive. It allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop simply by adjusting their input upon the accelerator pedal. When the accelerator is fully released, regenerative and friction brakes are applied automatically, gradually bringing the car to a complete stop.

Exterior

(mm)

Overall length

4,480

Overall width

1,790

Overall height

1,535/1545

Wheelbase

2,700

Track width front/rear

1,540/1,555

Minimum ground clearance

150

Coefficient of drag (Cd)

0.28

Tires

205/55R16 or 215/50R17

Weights/capacity

(kg)

Curb weight (min)

1,535

Capacity

5 passenger

Gross vehicle weight

1,765-1,795

Battery

Type

Li-ion battery

Capacity

40kWh

Electric motor

Name

EM57

Maximum output

110kw(150ps)/3283~9795rpm

Maximum torque

320N・m(32.6kgf・m)/0~3283rpm

Performance

Cruising range

378km/235miles NEDC)

Charging time (normal charging)

16 hours(3kW)
8 hours(6kW)

Charging time up to 80% (Quick Charging)

40 minutes

Maximum speed

144km/h / 90mph

January 2018

Prices for Leaf announced

Entry-grade Visia models are available from just £21,990 (including £4,500 Government Grant), rising to £33,655 (also including Govt. Grant) for range-topping fully equipped Tekna grade versions.

  • Visia – From £21,990
  • Acenta – From £24,290
  • N-Connecta – From £25,990
  • Zero (Special Version – From £26,490)
  • Tekna – From £27,490

Limited to just 1,500 models, the New LEAF 2.ZERO special version is positioned between N-Connecta and the range-topping Tekna grade, and is available in two colours: Spring Cloud and Pearl Black. Specification includes:

  • ProPILOT
  • ePedal
  • stylish 17” alloy wheels
  • front and rear heated black suede-effect bio-fabric seats
  • heated steering wheel
  • NissanConnect EV 7” touchscreen infotainment with six speaker sound system
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Intelligent Driver alertness

The additional features installed on 2.ZERO versions represent a £535 saving against N-Connecta models if they were specified separately.

June 2019

Nissan LEAF e+ launched

The new range-topping MY19 Nissan LEAF e+ has been launched, offering 217PS of performance and up to 239 miles of zero-emissions driving.

Prices for the new range-topping Nissan LEAF e+ Tekna start from £35,895, including the £3,500 Government Grant.

With the Nissan LEAF e+, the newly-developed 62kWh battery pack offers 55% more capacity and approximately 25% improvement in energy density while retaining a similar shape and size to the 40kWh LEAF battery pack; all without compromising the vehicle’s exterior design and interior space. Other than a 5-millimetre increase in the car’s overall height (based on 16-inch wheels), the car’s dimensions are unchanged.

This has given the LEAF e+ a significantly increased driving range of up to 239 miles (WLTP combined mode) on a single battery charge. Maximum power output and torque have been also improved to an impressive 217PS and 340 Nm, respectively, delivering more powerful acceleration performance.

With the more powerful motor, acceleration from 50mph to 75mph is nearly 13% quicker. This allows the LEAF e+ to confidently pass slower-moving vehicles, exit corners faster and merge seamlessly with fast-moving traffic. The top speed (98 mph) has also increased from the 40kWh version by approximately 10%.

While the previous battery pack modules composed of eight laminated-structure cells, the new Nissan LEAF e+ uses a new battery module design that allows for cell modules to vary in number. The new battery module uses an innovative laser welding technique on the cell joints to reduce the overall length of the module. At the same time, by changing the number of lamination layers of the cell, an optimal module height that matches the shape of the vehicle can be achieved.

The combination of these technologies has made it possible achieve high energy density efficiently inside the battery pack.

All new LEAF versions come as standard with Nissan’s new NissanConnect infotainment system, with larger 8” touchscreen.

Features include Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto allowing for seamless smartphone connectivity. Customers also benefit from an upgraded navigation system, which features TomTom LIVE premium traffic and route optimisation, as well as the inbuilt Online Map Update facility and Chargers Location functionality.

An all-new NissanConnect Services app comes as well with the new LEAF versions. With the app, users can send navigation routes from their smartphone to their car and from their car to their smartphones through the Door-to-Door Navigation facility, enabling an easier transition from navigation, to parking, and to final destination.

The Remote Climate Control functionality lets users pre-set air conditioning or heating while their LEAF is still plugged to the charging point, whilst information and analysis on trips and driving style can also be accessed from a smartphone.

The new LEAF also offers a number of different design options, with a total of 10 body colours and seven two-tone body and roof colour combinations allowing owners to give their LEAF a bold visual presence.

The LEAF e+ is also equipped with ProPILOT advanced driving assistance technology as standard. 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.

LEAF e+ Technical Specifications:

Battery capacity

62kWh

Max. torque

340 Nm

Max. engine power

217 PS

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph)

6.9 sec

Max. speed

98 mph

Kerb weight

min/max: 1709/1726kg

Luggage capacity (boot)

405-litres

Range (WLTP combined cycle)

Up to 239 miles

CO2 emissions whilst driving

0g/km

On-board charger

6.6kW

Port for rapid charger (CHAdeMO type)

50kW / 100kW compatibility

Battery Charging (6.6kW on-board charger, 32A wall box) from alert to 100%

11.3 hours

Battery Charging (50kW Rapid Charger) from 20% to 80%

Around 90minutes*

February 2020

Nissan Leaf N-Tec limited edition announced

Priced at £32,795 (including the £3,500 Government Grant) the Leaf e+ N-TEC creates a new accessible price point for the higher 62kWh capacity battery drivetrain. Launched in summer 2019, the e+ version of Leaf delivers 217PS of power, 340Nm of torque and up to 239 miles of range (WLTP combined) on a single charge.

The Leaf e+ was previously available as a range-topping Tekna version. The new N-TEC edition, limited to just 1000 examples, is based on the N-Connecta grade of the 40kWh line-up, but with added technology and styling, complementing the higher capacity 62kWh battery.

The N-TEC specification adds:

  • LED Pack and LED fog lights with cornering function (usually £495 option)
  • ProPILOT with Lane Keep Assist & Traffic Jam Pilot (usually £595 option)
  • Electronic Parking Brake
  • Metallic Blue Front Splitter
  • Revised e+ suspension set-up

What does a Nissan Leaf (2018) cost?

List Price from £29,845
Buy new from £22,981
Contract hire from £205.88 per month