The new Nissan Leaf will hit Indian roads this fiscal year.
Nissan announced its plan to expand its Indian product portfolio with its global models in the next three years. The Japanese carmaker will introduce six new SUVs and its globally popular electric hatchback – Nissan Leaf. The second-generation Leaf was first previewed in late 2017 in Japan, followed by its public debut at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show last year. The new Nissan Leaf 2019 features an all-new, more aerodynamic design along with a pack of high-tech features and improved driving dynamics. Read – Nissan Patrol, Pathfinder & Terra SUVs To Launch In India
The 2019 Nissan Leaf hatchback is the company’s first autonomous electric production car boosted with the ProPILOT Park semi-autonomous technology. This system takes over the steering wheel, and helps driver to park the car even in tight sports. The car also has semi-autonomous driving capabilities and e-Pedal system. One of the major update comes in the form of improved battery life and electric range. Read – Nissan Terra To Challenge Toyota Fortuner In India
For power, the new-generation Leaf uses a 40kWh battery delivering 400km range on a single charge. The charging time of this battery vary from 8 hours to 16 hours. It also gets a quick charging feature providing 80% battery life in 40 minutes. Design of the new Nissan Leaf 2019 has been inspired by the IDS Concept car. It also shares the DNA with Nissan’s global top-sellers – X-Trail and Qashqai.
New Nissan Leaf 2019 India Launch
Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn had confirmed Nissan Leaf electric hatchback for India at the annual Consumer Electronics and Consumer Technology Trade Show (CES) 2017. Now, the Japanese carmaker has announced that it will introduce its global products in the Indian market, and the new-generation Leaf electric hatchback will be first model to launch. The company has also confirmed that the electric hatch will go on sale this fiscal year (i.e. by April, 2019). For people not in the know, Nissan Leaf is the world’s best-selling zero-emissions electric car. Ever since its global launch (in 2010), the carmaker has sold over 300,000 units of the hatchback. Pictures – Nissan Kicks SUV Unveiled For India
New Nissan Leaf 2019 Price In India
The Japanese carmaker is planning to assemble the electric Leaf locally in India. If this happens, the company will surely be able to achieve aggressive pricing. The government of India is planning to promote electric vehicles and completely move to eco-friendly vehicles by 2030. The hatchback will also be a beneficiary of the new taxation system (GST) that dropped the tax rate for electric vehicles to 12 per cent. Since the Leaf will be imported to India as a CBU (completely built up) unit that might take a toll on its pricing. Speculations suggest that the new Nissan Leaf 2019 price in India will be above Rs 35 lakh (ex-showroom). Read – Upcoming Nissan Cars In India
New Nissan Leaf 2019 India Specifications
|E-Powertrain||40kWh lithium-ion battery pack|
|Charging Time||8-10 hours|
As mentioned in the beginning, the new 2019 Nissan Leaf hearts a new e-powertrain, which is claimed to offer increased power and torque outputs, improved energy efficiency and performance. Despite the same size, the new 40kWh lithium-ion battery pack has 67% more energy density that helps it to achieve longer range. This electric setup is capable to develop a peak power of 148bhp and a maximum torque of 320Nm. Read – 4 New Nissan, Datsun Cars Launching Within 12 Months
The driving range of the new Nissan Leaf 2019 has been increased up to 400km (New European Driving Cycle) on a single charge. On the other hand, the hatchback’s closest rival – Tesla Model 3 comes with two battery options – 50kWh and 75kWh offering a driving range around 350kms with 500kms. The new battery system takes 8 hours to 16 hours to get fully charged. The hatchback also comes with a quick charging feature that provides 80% battery life in 40 minutes. It has regenerative brakes that help it to cover a good distance. The Japanese carmaker has also confirmed that the company is also working on a more powerful version of the Leaf that will offer 550km driving range.
New Nissan Leaf 2019 India Exterior
The new 2019 Nissan Leaf recently spotted in India for the first time. Design inspiration of the new electric Leaf has been derived from the Nissan IDS concept that was first previewed the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Upfront, the car features Nissan’s signature V-motion grille that we have already seen on global-spec Nissan X-Trail and Qashqai. Styling element such as a new 3D blue grille with 3D mesh pattern adds more to its aggressive front fascia. Read – New Generation Nissan Micra Is Coming Soon
Interestingly, the new Leaf is the first Nissan car to get projector headlamps with dual, direct-lens low and high beams. Other design highlights include floating roof, integrated rear spoiler, underfloor, a black roof spoiler, a raked rear windshield and a diffuser-type rear bumper. The unique design of the rear bumper not only reduces drag and zero lift, but improves vehicle stability as well. The aero-design wheels also help to achieve reduced drag.
New Nissan Leaf 2019 India Interior
Based on Nissan’s ‘Gliding Wing’ design language, the interior of the 2019 Nissan Leaf electric hatchback looks more refreshing than the old model. It’s laden with several advanced comfort and connectivity features. The electric hatchback comes with a 7-inch TFT touchscreen display supporting Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with navigation system. As a part of Nissan Intelligent Integration, the Leaf gets NissanConnect providing continuous updates to driver such as location and operating hours of charging station. It has a luggage area of 435-litres, and offers a drag coefficient of 0.28.
Nissan Intelligent Driving Technology
The 2019 Nissan Leaf is the company’s first production car to feature ProPILOT Park semi-autonomous driving technology. This system includes sonar and cameras to control steering, braking and throttle input. It enables the car park itself in parallel, straight back-in or angled or parking places. The 2019 Nissan Leaf also features intelligent one-pedal driving technology – e-Pedal. This system allows the driver to accelerate, decelerate, stop and hold the car by using the accelerator pedal alone. The hatchback also gets Nissan Safety Shield.
Features such as blue stitching and a Nissan EVs hallmark on seats, steering wheel, door trim and armrest, leather-wrapped steering wheel with matte chrome finish rim and matte and glossy black shade around the AC control panel and the vent grille enhance sporty appearance of the car. It also gets blue illuminated power switch.
With respect to safety, the electric hatchback also comes loaded with Intelligent Lane Intervention, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Intelligent Emergency Braking, Traffic Sign Recognition, Intelligent Around View Monitor with moving object detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Emergency Assist for Pedal Misapplication.
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