The Nissan LEAF, Ireland’s best-selling electric vehicle now has the longer-range 62kWh version on sale. Unveiled in Japan earlier this year, the latest model Nissan LEAF offers customers a raft of technology upgrades, adding even more to the choice and ownership benefits offered by the award-winning EV family. The addition of the flagship 62kWh LEAF broadens LEAF’s appeal and ownership benefits even further, by increasing the range of the battery to 385km on a single charge.
All new LEAF versions come as standard with Nissan’s new NissanConnect infotainment system, with features including 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, gives them the option to preset air conditioning or heating while their LEAF is still plugged in, whilst information and analysis on trips and driving style can also be accessed from their smartphone.
Building on the 40 kWh LEAF’s already impressive performance and efficiency, the range-topping 62kWh LEAF offers even greater all-round driving capability with an upgraded powertrain. The model’s compact 62 kWh battery is both efficient and powerful, with a 25% increase in energy density and 55% boost in energy storage capacity, giving the 62kWh LEAF a power output of 217 PS and up to 385 km (WLTP) on a combined cycle – on a single charge.
Featuring multiple innovative driving assistance technologies, the new LEAF champions Nissan’s vision for Intelligent Driving, with the unique e-Pedal available on all LEAFs allowing drivers to start, accelerate and decelerate to a complete stop using only one pedal.
LEAF is also equipped with ProPILOT, an advanced driving feature combining assisted steering, acceleration and braking to help the driver on long commutes and in heavy traffic, both on highways and in single lanes. LEAF is also equippedwith ProPILOT Park, whichparks the car automatically and with ease. These driver aids are designed to enhance the driver’s safety, comfort and control on the road.
The new 62kWh Nissan LEAF starts from €37,840 for SV grade, which includes a host of technologies such as Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Recognition, Intelligent Trace Control, Moving Object Detection, Intelligent Lane Intervention, e-Pedal with regenerative function, Front & Rear Parking Sensors, Around View Monitor, and much more. On the exterior SV LEAF features 17″ Alloy Wheels, Privacy Glass, LED Day Time Running Lights and LED Rear Signature Lights.
While the range-topping SVE 62kWh LEAF is available from €40,500, additional technologies include ProPilot, Bose Audio System and Intelligent Auto Headlights with LED Headlights on the interior Heated Leather Steering Wheel, Leather Heated Seats Front and Rear are included.