The 100% electric compact of the Japanese manufacturer is fantastic. By gaining power and autonomy, it now offers an exciting alternative to the Tesla Model 3, while remaining more affordable.
Until now, the second-generation Nissan has been rewarding customers with its unique 110 kW engine, combined with a 40 kWh battery. A combination that is still in the catalog to deliver the equivalent of 150 hp and ensure a range of 270 km on the WLTP cycle.
The Nissan Leaf e + makes sparks
To play the scarecrow against the entry of the Tesla Model 3 in the USA, the new Nissan Leaf e + is out with the heavy artillery. By loading a motor of 160 kW, delivering a close power 215 hp and an instant torque of 340 Nm, with a battery of 62 kWh.
Clio RS performance
We regret that this new Nissan Leaf e + does not muscle its pace by the aerodynamic kit Nismo. Which is available in Japan. She deserves. Insofar as she would not have to blush the comparison with a Renault Clio RS, of equivalent power. Note, however, that its attitude has been raised by 5 mm to allow the base to accommodate the extra lithium-ion cells (+ 96) which saved a lot of space on board.
385 km Range for the Nissan Leaf e +
It’s able to reach 385 km, according to the WLTP cycle, about 35 km more than the Tesla Model 3 standard, without being more expensive. Let’s take France Auto market as an example. It cost 45 500 €, launched in the summer of 2019. The endowment series will be sold in a limited edition of 5000 copies.