Nissan announces the arrival of the new Nissan LEAF in Singapore. The sale of Nissan LEAF marks a key milestone in the automotive manufacturer’s commitment to delivering a full lineup of electrified passenger vehicles in Singapore by 2022. The cars will be available at the Leng Kee and Ubi showrooms for a test drive from today.

The Nissan LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision on the future of mobility – which aims to move people towards a better, more autonomous, electric world. As the world’s best-selling EV with over 400,000 units sold, the vehicle is built on a 100% electric powertrain with advanced technologies to deliver optimal range, safety and performance.

Range and performance

The new Nissan LEAF’s augmented 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack delivers capacity and durability, enabling more than 300 km of driving on a single charge. According to 2016 statistics from the Land Transport Authority in Singapore, the average annual mileage for private cars is 16,700km, translating to less than 50 km a day – of which this distance can be achieved several times over by just a single charge.

The car also delivers an exhilarating, linear driving experience with a power output of 110 kW and 320 Nm of torque, resulting in improved acceleration from 0 – 100 km/h in 8.4 seconds.

Safety features

Nissan LEAF has a five-star safety rating, the highest possible from the Japan New Car Assessment Programme. Safety features include:

  • Highly rigid body structure
  • 6 SRS airbags, seats with enforced headrests, and back frames and seat belts with pre-tensioners
  • Load-limiting capabilities for the front and rear outboard seating positions
  • Intelligent Emergency Braking
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection.

It also has a highly protective battery case, layout and body structure – shielding occupants from high-voltage parts and a high-voltage cut-off device that activates in a collision.

Driving experience

In line with the Nissan Intelligent Mobility vision, the new Nissan LEAF boasts a range of advanced technologies. The e-Pedal allows drivers to accelerate and decelerate with a single, seamless movement. In stop-and-go city traffic, the e-Pedal significantly reduces the need to shift from one pedal to the other.

The electric hatchback also comes equipped with four distinct driving modes:

  • ‘D’ mode boasts higher responsiveness during acceleration and provides maximum EV performance
  • ‘B’ mode allows for a higher driving range while enabling enhanced regenerative braking efficiency.
  • ‘D’ mode with Eco
  • ‘B’ mode with Eco.

The combination of the ‘B’ and ‘D’ modes with the Eco element delivers an enhanced driving experience while conserving energy. The ‘D’ mode with Eco consumes less energy than the other modes, through the moderation of the air conditioner unit and the reduced responsiveness to acceleration – making it the best-suited mode for everyday driving. The ‘B’ mode with Eco is apt for downhill driving, due to its enhanced regenerative braking feature. It also helps to reduce the amount of braking needed and wear-and-tear.

Sleek, modern aesthetics

Nissan LEAF’s advanced exterior design features a sleek look, including the signature boomerang-shaped lamps and V-motion design up front. In a first for Nissan, the projector-beam headlights are equipped with dual, direct-lens low and high beams. This improves visibility and safety while achieving an optimal balance between design and functionality.

The vehicle also features a spacious and highly functional interior, influenced by Nissan’s “Gliding Wing” design language. The redesigned driver information display creates an elevated look and feels while offering excellent functionality. Vibrant blue contrast stitching – a hallmark of Nissan’s EVs – can also be found throughout the vehicle, highlighting its steering wheel, seats, door trim and armrests.

The combination of materials used in the new LEAF’s interior is a mark of a well-designed vehicle, offering drivers an ideal balance of comfort and style.

Nissan LEAF will retail for S$161,800 with COE.