(VIDEO) Nissan updates the Leaf specs, more range, lower price

21/11/2012

The 2013 version of the Nissan Leaf has been presented yesterday in Japan, here is a report on the updates.

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Technical


Significant work has been done on the electrical components, they are now up to 30% more compact for a weight reduction of 10% and 80kg less in the end for this 2013 version while the trunk goes from 330 to 370litres.

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Thanks to this reduction, but also to the new electric motor (which uses 40% less REE), an improved regenerative braking system and a heat pump (as in the Renault Zoé) autonomy grows by nearly 15% from 200 to 228km in JC08 cycle (hope 200km in NEDC)

Design and technology


Three trim levels S, X and G are now available with the arrival of 17-inch wheels on the G version and three new colors, dark metal gray and two new shades of white, also note the arrival of a new black interior.

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Outside, the 2013 Nissan Leaf receives LED headlights and an "around view monitor" that allows to control the environment of the car when maneuvering.

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Launch and price


Arrival in the United States and Europe is planned for the second quarter of 2013. For the entry-level S version, the price is announced at 3,349,500 JPY, a little more than € 32,000 at today’s exchange rate.

Par Technologic Vehicles
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