The all-new Nissan Leaf will have its world premiere towards the end of this year.
Being as a CBU unit, the Nissan Leaf is estimated to be priced more than Rs 35 lakh.
Nissan seems to have some really big plans for its Indian operations. Proving all the rumours around Leaf’s India launch right, Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn has confirmed that the all-new Nissan Leaf hatchback will make its way to India in the near future. The announcement has been made at the annual Consumer Electronics and Consumer Technology Trade Show (CES) 2017.
The all-new Nissan Leaf will have its world debut towards the end of this year, and its global launch is likely to happen in 2018. In India, the Leaf will be beneficiary of the government’s FAME initiative that will cause a marginal price cut. But, the hatchback, being as a CBU (completely built unit) unit, is estimated to be priced over Rs 35 lakh.
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Design of the Leaf is quite compact and sporty. This makes it an easy-to-drive city car. Under the hood, the Nissan Leaf houses a 48-model lithium-ion battery that produces power close to 107bhp. This plug-in battery can be charged quite easily at home, office or on any charging infrastructure. Currently, it offers a range up to 160km. The hatchback also comes with regenerative brakes that helps it to cover a good distance.
Speaking to Green Car Reports, Takao Asami, a Senior VP of research and advanced engineering, said that the next-gen Nissan Leaf would have a driving range “at or above 200 miles (321.87 km)”. The company is yet to figure out if it will need to offer different ranges in North America, Europe and Asia, though, he added. The redesigned Leaf would continue with an air-cooled battery pack, as changes in cell chemistry have “significantly” reduced concerns over battery durability.
The Nissan Leaf is the most successful electric car across the globe. The company sold over 2.39 lakh units of the Leaf till September 2016 all around the world. This shows the kind of the popularity it has been enjoying overseas. Though, there is no clarity whether it will be able to generate volume for the company in India or not. Read – Nissan Terrano AMT – All You Need to Know