Body: Hatchback Year: 17/17
Colour: Pearl - Black
Fuel Type: Electric
Quote Reference Number: 0BN-511710
Call our Sales Advisors: 0330 096 7479
- Insurance Group19E
- Performance (BHP)109
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)0
- Road Tax£0
|Heated rear windscreen|
|Automatic rain sensing wipers|
|Electric front windows + drivers one touch|
|Electric rear windows|
|VDC Dynamic Vehicle Control|
|Hill start assist|
|Brake energy regeneration|
|Voice control system|
|Rear view camera|
|Around View Monitor|
|Speed sensitive power steering|
|Cruise control + speed limiter|
|Push button starter|
|Exterior temperature gauge|
|Seatbelt reminders for driver and front passenger|
|Carwings Navigation system|
|Black door mirrors|
|Electrically adjustable and folding door mirrors|
|Gloss black centre console|
|Steering wheel mounted audio/telephone controls|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Black rear spoiler|
|Chrome door handles|
|Daytime running lights|
|Follow me home headlights|
|Front fog lights|
|PTC (Positive Temp Co-efficent) heater|
|Rear heater duct|
|Heat pump system with remote control|
|Rear assist grips|
|Tilt adjustable steering wheel|
|Quick charge port|
|Suede fabric upholstery|
|Mode 3 Type 2/ 32A/7-Pin cable|
|Front and rear curtain airbags|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters|
|3x3 point rear seatbelts|
|Height adjustable front seatbelts|
|3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners|
|Driver and passenger airbags|
|VSP sound for pedestrian|
|Isofix child seat preparation|
|Front head restraints|
|Front seatback pocket|
|Lumbar adjustment for driver seat|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|Heated front seats|
|Rear head restraints|
|Height adjustable front seats|
|Reclining front seats|
|Remote central locking|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|16" black alloy wheels|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre puncture repair kit|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
"Nissan Navigation system, Blue tooth, Alloy wheels, Cruise control, Privacy glass, Keyless entry, Push button start, and much more spec. Be part of the electric revolution"
Ten Second Review
The Nissan LEAF has always been a car that divides opinion. Some love this fully electric vehicle for its bold engineering and surprisingly enjoyable driving dynamics, but to date, many other green-minded potential buyers have struggled to make a case for it. That could change thanks to the improvements made to this second generation model, which offers a further big enhancement in driving range and some really clever new technology.
You're probably already aware of this - but it bears repeating: the Nissan LEAF is the world's best selling electric vehicle. You might think that would equate to sales in their tens of millions. Actually, the truth is that following its launch back in 2010 and throughout a production life that lasted nearly eight years, the first generation version of this battery-powered Nissan shifted 283,000 units. Worldwide. So we really aren't talking massive numbers here. That says less about the LEAF - a design we've always thoroughly respected - and more about the slow global take-up of battery-powered cars, which continues to lag behind industry predictions. Mostly, that's been because of the restrictions that fully battery-powered vehicles put on driving range, though that's something that's changing as automotive electric technology changes. It's certainly developed enough to make this second generation LEAF well worth another look if you couldn't quite justify the purchase of its predecessor.
Let's deal quickly with the first thing you'll want to know about: driving range. We remember vividly setting off in the first generation LEAF model back in 2010 and struggling to get much more than 60-70 miles out of it between charges. With this second generation design, Nissan claims a homologated driving range of 235 miles from the standard model - and there'll be a further 'e-plus' version to follow with an even more powerful battery that claims a driving range of up to 310 miles. Even if you think in terms of a 'real world' driving range being about two-thirds of those total figures (which is our experience anyway), you can't deny that these readings represent an impressive improvement, representing a 50% increase over the final version of the previous model. Helping here is the larger 40kWh lithium-ion battery you get this time round (up in power from 30kWh but no larger in terms of actual size). It produces 110kW (which equates to 148bhp), which significantly improves on the previous model's figures of 80kW / 108bhp. That means pulling power's up too - a rise to 320Nm - making the LEAF feel even faster from a standing start: Nissan say that the 0-62mph time has been improved by 15%, which should translate into a sprint time of about 9.8s. Previously with LEAF models, the amount of retardation you got when lifting off the throttle meant that the brake pedal was something you rarely needed to use. This time round, you'll hardly need it at all thanks to 'e-Pedal' technology that can bring the car to a complete stop when you come off the accelerator.
Design and Build
There are two routes to styling an all-electric car. Either you make it look exactly like a conventionally-engined model, as Volkswagen did with the e-Golf, or you go for something overtly futuristic, as Nissan did with the first generation LEAF model. That approach continues on with this second generation design, which gets a completely re-worked body featuring a flat floor, a sharper nose and a more aggressively tapered rear end. There are though, familiar cues from more ordinary Nissan models - things like the company's signature 'V-motion' front grille, the 'boomerang'-style lights and the kicked-up rear shoulder line for example. The MK2 model shape is certainly sleeker; Nissan says it now has a slippery drag coefficient of 0.27Cd. And the whole structure's stiffer too, torsional rigidity having improved by 15%. Importantly, interior practicality is additionally much improved, notably in terms of boot space, which rises from 370 to 435-litres. The designers have also tried to give the cabin more of a premium feel, with upgraded cabin materials and a smarter look for the 7-inch centre-dash infotainment touchscreen. To remind you of this car's eco-friendly remit, there's vibrant blue stitching on the seats, the dashboard and the steering wheel.
Market and Model
LEAF pricing will sit mainly in the £25,000 to £30,000 bracket in terms of outright purchase, but the vast majority of customers use some kind of finance scheme instead. These can make the prospect of running this Nissan look quite affordable but when all's said and done, this car still remains a relatively expensive way of showcasing your eco-friendly world outlook to the neighbours. You'd certainly have to run it for far longer than most owners will want to if you're to get back the premium you've paid over what a comparably-sized Focus-class family hatchback would have cost. Part of this is because Nissan feels the need to offer even the most basic versions of this car with lots of sophisticated equipment. This, for example, is the only model the company makes which features its 'ProPilot' autonomous driving technology as standard, this a set-up which on motorways, can steer, brake and accelerate for you. There's also a 'ProPilot Park' system which will take control of all steering, acceleration, braking and gear selection to automatically guide the car into a parking slot. Inside, every variant get a 7-inch colour centre-dash infotainment touchscreen featuring the latest 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring technology. Plus there's a package of 'Safety Shield' features familiar from other Nissan models.
Cost of Ownership
As the UK's electric car charging infrastructure becomes more advanced, it's becomes obviously much easier to make a case for cars like this. Quite a number of 50kW charging points are springing up in our cities and once you locate one of these, you'll be able to regularly re-charge your LEAF from empty to 80% capacity in just 40 minutes. As for domestic charging, well obviously if you plug into an ordinary three-pin plug socket - as you might have to do if you're out and about, say visiting relatives - re-charging still takes ages, though you can get quite a lot of it done with an overnight charge. Of course, for home re-charging, you'll want to fit a proper re-charging wallbox. Nissan can now sell you a 7.5Kw domestic charging point that will be able to fully charge the car from empty in five and a half hours. Use a more normal 6kW charger and the replenishment time rises to about eight hours. Add these quicker charging times to the 50% increase in driving range (up to an NEDC-rated figure 235 miles in the standard model) and LEAF ownership could now add up for people who previously couldn't have justified it. To further strengthen its case, Nissan will be adding to the range with a further 'e-plus' model which is supposed to be able to extend that range to 310 miles. A nice touch is the inclusion of an LED inspection light in the car's charging point so that owners won't have to rely on street lighting to connect their cars to an electric source at night.
Heated rear windscreen, VDC Dynamic Vehicle Control, Voice control system, Rear view camera, Push button starter, Exterior temperature gauge, Black door mirrors, Gloss black centre console, 6 speakers, Body colour bumpers...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||11.5|
|Engine Power - BHP||109|
|Engine Power - KW||80|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||10500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||187|
|Engine Torque - MKG||25.9|
|Engine Torque - NM||254|
|Engine Torque - RPM||N|
|CO2 (g/km)||0 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||N|
|Standard Euro Emissions||N|
|EC Combined (mpg)||N|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies||N|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||N|
|EC Urban (mpg)||N|
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