This innovative, five-seater hatchback boasts an eye-catching exterior to reflect its state-of-the-art status. Expect a balance between form and function, with a streamlined silhouette to minimise lag. The body flows seamlessly from the low-down hood to the muscular shoulders and the large rear spoiler for an ultra-smooth ride. Choose from seven bold paint colours to reflect your individual style.
In the cabin, futuristic blue lighting reflects the new Nissan Leaf’s high-tech focus, as does the dashboard light that indicates that the car is switched on. The increased, 370-litre boot has room for all the family’s luggage.
Three trim levels are available – Visia, Acenta and Tekna – with a plethora customisation options. In the cabin, the entry-level Visia is fitted with stylish woven fabric, while Acenta boasts a suede-effect finish and Tekna has plush leather upholstery. Opt for heated seats and steering wheel to enhance luxury and comfort in the winter months. The top-of-the-range Tekna gains an energy-efficient BOSE sound system, with a powerful subwoofer and seven speakers for crystal-clear sound, plus 17-inch alloys and LED headlamps.
As the electric motor is virtually silent, occupants can expect to enjoy a peaceful interior. Other high-tech features are designed to simplify your life – including satellite navigation for your convenience and an intelligent keyless entry system. Cutting-edge functions are accessible through the intuitive seven-inch LCD screen, which is placed at the driver’s fingertips.
Take your pick between two battery capacities (24kWh and 30kWh), offering running costs as low as 2p per mile – as well as emission-free driving. The 30kWh electric motor can go up to 150 miles on just one charge. Home charging via a standard domestic socket takes 12 hours, while Nissan’s home charging unit cuts this down to between four and eight hours. You can achieve 80 percent charge in just half an hour when you select rapid charge mode.
Superior safety is yet another highlight of the Nissan leaf. The entire line-up is fitted with six airbags for all-round coverage, plus ISOFIX child seat anchors for quick and easy installation. Even entry-level models boast a reversing camera to enhance your visibility. Smart anti-lock braking and electronic brakeforce distribution work with traction control to maintain control of the car in all conditions.
The new Nissan Leaf – which has sold 20,000 units in the UK – received the Best Green Car Award 2017 in the Driver Power Survey. It also received the awards for the Best Engine and Gearbox and Best MPG and Running Costs.
To try out the new Nissan Leaf for yourself, get in touch with Wessex Garages today to arrange a test drive.
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