Built in Britain and best-selling for Nissan, the Nissan LEAF is a 100 percent electric vehicle that has over 65,000 vehicle owners worldwide. Owners can charge their LEAF at home or outdoors, through the many available opportunities for battery charging across the country. As well as zero emissions and top ecological consideration, the LEAF also has smartphone functionality, allowing the driver to communicate with the vehicle remotely. 'LEAF' stands for 'Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable, Family car', and Nissan stands at the forefront of the electric revolution through the production of this revolutionary vehicle.
From the exterior, the LEAF gives a clean and smart impression that stands up to its environmental reputation. It features a streamlined design in order to reduce wind lag, to improve handling, and to make the most of its electric charge. Seven exterior colours are available to customise the LEAF, such as Arctic White, Gun Metal, Pearl Black and Magnetic Red.
Inside, the high-quality nature of the materials Nissan has chosen is immediately evident. Visia woven fabric, Acenta suede effect fabric, or Tekna leather is available for the upholstery, and the seats - and steering wheel - can also be heated, for additional luxury. The LEAF is a five-seater vehicle, and the driver and all passengers will have space for their luggage; the luggage compartment provides 370 litres of space. On the dashboard, the seven-inch LCD screen stands as the technological centrepiece, with the blue-lit dials and a clear digital dashboard display emphasising the futuristic nature of the interior.
An 80kW AC electric motor gives motorists a range of 124 miles (NEDC cycle). The engine can be charged anywhere it can be plugged in, from home or at work or anywhere in between. Charging through this method will take roughly 12 hours, which can be reduced to between four and eight hours through Nissan's Home Charging Unit. The LEAF can also utilise a rapid charge function, which can take the engine from zero to 80 percent charge in half an hour.
Six airbags protect all vehicle occupants, and are situated around the interior of the cabin. Child safety seats can be fitted easily, using the two ISOFIX anchorages. Drive safety assistant systems include Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), and the Traction Control System (TCS).
Toomey Nissan Southend brings a wide range of Nissan vehicles to you, operating from our dealership located in Southend. Contact us to find out more about the Nissan LEAF, and to arrange a test drive.