Completely revised: The new Nissan Leaf has not only been completely renewed technically, but also externally. Let's start with the revised body: the front section of the Leaf now takes up the typical wide V-shaped brand grille from Nissan; only the brand logo has a shimmering blue background and now identifies the vehicle as an electric car.
Two classics on the European market for e-cars have once again been heavily revised for the current model year. On the one hand, there is the Renault Zoe ZE 135 in the small car segment, which this year will compete with the revised e-Up and the Opel Corsa-e. On the other hand, the Nissan Leaf e + is the direct competitor to the new VW ID.3 in the compact car class.
The Nissan Leaf is one of the best-selling electric cars in the world. The motto of the most powerful version with the model suffix "e +" is characterized by the attributes faster (0-160 km / h in 6,8 seconds), higher (160 kW / 217 PS engine) and further (range up to 500 km) the end. For years, the previous model has been used frequently in the city area due to its acceptable range. In the current, completely revised version "e +", there is a plus of a very sporty driving style and a significant increase in range compared to the basic models.
The newly ignited competition in the small and compact car segment for electric cars is also affecting new car prices this year. In view of new competition, especially from Volkswagen and Tesla, Nissan is significantly reducing new car prices for the Nissan Leaf. The current Nissan Leaf was completely renewed in 2018 not only technically, but also externally.
The Nissan Leaf was one of the best-selling electric cars in the world to date. For years, the previous model has been used frequently in the city area due to its acceptable range. In the current, completely revised version, our test car was no longer delivered via trailer but directly. A pointer to the much greater range with the new battery pack.
The "European New Car Assessment Program" (Euro NCAP) has tested the new Nissan Leaf under the improved and extended tests in the laboratory for accident safety. The new generation achieved 5 stars in the overall rating. There are some new requirements in the testing program. This includes the cyclist sector and the tests under diffuse lighting conditions that the emergency brake assistant has to cope with. The lane departure warning systems also have to prove their efficiency. 5 stars in the NCAP test Almost all Euro-NCAP requirements ... Continue reading5 stars in the NCAP test for the new Nissan Leaf