Nissan launch new MY20 LEAF electric car range

Nissan has announced the start of production of its new MY20 LEAF range, which includes a new entry-level  62kWh model and lower on-the-road pricing for the range-topping Tekna e+.

Specification enhancements to both 40kWh and 62kWh versions include the introduction of an Intelligent Rearview Mirror on Tekna models, shark fin antenna as standard from N-Connecta, Blindspot Intervention on all grades, and the addition of telescopic adjustment on the steering wheel.

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The introduction of the e+ N-Connecta to the LEAF range creates a new entry-level for 62kWh battery capacity models. LEAF e+ N-Connecta versions start from £32,695 including £3,000 plug-in car grant (PiCG).

This new 62kWh grade matches the specification offered on N-Connecta 40kWh while benefiting from a higher capacity battery. This delivers 239 miles (385km) of range and up to 217PS power with340Nm of torque and a 0-62mph (0-100kph) time of 6.9 seconds.

Meanwhile, the price of the range-topping e+ Tekna 62kWh has been reduced by £1,685 to £34,710. The limited edition 62kWh N-TEC has already redefined segment value for long-range electric car driving and today’s pricing adjustment on e+ Tekna means that for only £1,415 more, a customer can access this incremental specification. This repositioning places the LEAF range extremely competitively against the competition.

LEAF Acenta and N-Connecta 40kWh and LEAF N-TEC 62kWh see no price changes, with only Tekna 40kWh versions receiving a price adjustment of £315 to include Nissan’s Intelligent Rearview Mirror as standard.

Ian Osborne
Ian Osborne
Editor-in-Chief at ElectricDrives

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