The British division of Nissan introduced right now new tech, extra commonplace tools and barely decrease costs for its MY20 LEAF vary, which we assume quickly will unfold additionally past the UK to different European markets.

The manufacturing of the improved and extra aggressive MY20 LEAF (each 40 kWh and 6 kWh variations) will begin within the Sunderland plant on November 16. Let’s examine what adjustments.

The highest-of-the-line LEAF e+ Tekna trim will value £34,710 (OTR, together with £3,000 plug-in automotive grant), which is £1,685 lower than earlier than.

Different present variations (LEAF Acenta and N-Connecta 40 kWh and LEAF N-TEC 62 kWh) see no worth adjustments, though the Tekna 40 kWh was adjusted up by £315 to incorporate Nissan’s Clever Rearview Mirror as commonplace.

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It is a new entry-grade 62 kWh model (from £32,695 OTR and together with PICG), which in accordance with Nissan ought to enhance accessibility to the longer-range LEAF.

MY20 Nissan LEAF N Connecta in UK

MY20 Nissan LEAF N Connecta in UK

MY20 Nissan LEAF N Connecta Rear in the UK

MY20 Nissan LEAF N Connecta Rear within the UK

There are a number of positions on the record, however essentially the most attention-grabbing is a brand new telescopic steering wheel! Sure… in spite of everything these years and critiques, Nissan lastly will provide a totally adjustable steering wheel.

  • New Clever Rearview Mirror
    commonplace from Tekna or a £395 choice on N-Connecta variations – includes a built-in LCD monitor displaying pictures from a high-resolution digicam mounted on the rear of the car. Drivers can swap between the LCD monitor and the usual rearview mirror, relying on the motive force’s desire.
  • Blind Spot Intervention
    now commonplace throughout all grades including one other security characteristic to the already complete suite of driver help applied sciences.
  • Shark fin antenna
    now commonplace from N-Connecta, serving to cut back the general top of the car for higher entry to garages, and enhances the outside design.
  • New Telescopic steering wheel
    Normal throughout the vary with the steering column now totally adjustable for each attain and rake, permitting prospects to seek out their best driving place.
  • New Ceramic Gray shade choice
    a physique color choice, additionally obtainable as a two-tone design with Pearl Black Metallic, priced at £745 and £1,095 respectively. Arctic White, Spring Cloud Inexperienced and the two-tone Spring Cloud/Pearl Black choices have been discontinued for this mannequin yr.
  • ProPILOT, Nissan’s superior Driver Help know-how
    now £145 cheaper on N-Connecta variations at £450
  • ProPILOT Parking Help
    is £295 much less, obtainable for £795 on Tekna grades

In keeping with Nissan, throughout the first 9 months of 2020, LEAF gross sales within the UK elevated year-over-year by 56%. An enormous motive for that’s the booming British EV market we guess.

Apparently, greater than half of LEAFs bought have been geared up with ProPILOT.