Nissan Leaf EV is likely to come with a 40kWh electric motor and a driving range of about 240 km.
Nissan is all set to introduce their popular electric vehicle, Leaf EV later this year. This electric hatchback from the Japanese manufacturer was spied on Indian roads recently in flesh.
Nissan Leaf EV will be brought in as a CBU (completely built unit) route thus accounting to a higher price for the same. But Nissan India is hoping to increase the localisation of the Leaf EV at a later stage that will eventually lead to better pricing and tough competition to the rivals.
Talking about how the upcoming hatchback may look like, it gets steel wheels and is deprived of LED day time running lights, fog lamps and even turn-indicators on ORVM’s. However, we expect the car to come with the above necessities as it can be considered it is a test mule.
Shifting to the interiors, the second generation of the Nissan Leaf EV comes with automatic climate control and ventilated seats. A 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system will make its way with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as a connectivity feature. A digital instrument cluster will be made available too.
Currently, the Nissan Leaf EV is in its second generation and it will likely come in a 40kWh battery pack. The power output is limited to 140 bhp with a peak torque of 320 Nm. The driving range is slated to 240 km by NEDC. The electric hatchback can be charged in a total of 8-12 hours depending on the power output. And one can also charge the car up to 80% in just 40 minutes with a quick charging facility.
Anti-lock braking system followed by EBD, six-airbags, emergency braking, traffic signal recognition, intelligent lane driving and e-Pedal mode for one pedal driving are some of the safety features one can expect from the upcoming electric hatchback.