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Nissan’s local office has begun a slow-drip of information regarding the all-new Nissan Leaf, the fully-electric family hatchback that serves as the marque’s technological halo model. Nissan Australia has previously stated its intent to bring the Leaf in at some point, and now we know that it’ll be here middle of next year.
“Electrified vehicles will represent a third of Nissan volume in Australia, during our mid-term plan. By introducing more electric alternatives on several of our key models, we will make mass-market electrification a reality.” — Stephen Lester, Managing Director, Nissan Australia
We know that the Leaf will be arriving preliminarily as a 40kWh proposition, with the more powerful (but shorter-range) 60kWh Leaf e-Plus coming sometime later. The 40kWh is hardly a slouch though: With that battery, the Leaf can go as far as 270km on a single charge, offers 110kW/320Nm of grunt, and can hit 100km/h from rest in just 7.9-seconds.
The new Leaf will be generously kitted out, for whatever price it’ll eventually land with. LED automatic headlights, automatic wipers, 17-inch alloys, keyless entry/go, electrochroamatic mirrors all come as standard. Further niceties include heated seats & a heated steering wheel, smartphone mirroring-capable infotainment system, and part-leather interior trim.
The Leaf is not just an EV maverick, but it’ll also serve as the technological halo car for the brand. As such, expect to find all of Nissan’s very latest advanced driver assistance kit which should include AEB, lane-keep assist, active cruse control, blind-spot monitoring, and 360º camera view.
With key details still up in the air, we will keep pressuring Nissan Australia to drop more details leading up to the arrival of the all-new Nissan Leaf. Be sure to stay tuned to CarShowroom as we bring you more updates as they come.