Nissan announce an all-new special LEAF EV version, the LEAF 10 referred to as LEAF10.
This special EV commemorates a successful decade of electric mobility while drawing inspiration from Nissan Ariya, the 100% electric coupé crossover coming soon to Nissan UK that we mentioned a few months ago.
What is the LEAF 10?
The Special version gears up for UK launch in February 2021 with new body colour, exterior detailing and some funky connected technologies.
Nissan quote from Helen Perry, Chief Marketing Manager of Electric Passenger Cars & Infrastructure at Nissan Europe.
“Since LEAF launched in 2010, Nissan has continued to evolve its EV technology, connected services and design to ensure it delivers on the demands and lifestyles of owners.
Our iconic model has attracted over 180,000 motorists across Europe. We hope that with its enhanced styling features and latest technologies such as In-Car Wi-Fi and its remote functions including lock and unlock capabilities to receive packages; LEAF can continue to excite those who are just starting their EV journey. ”
LEAF10 customers can choose from two body colours – standard Pearl Black Metallic, or the brand new two-tone Ceramic Grey and Pearl Black cost option.
To complete the stylish exterior, LEAF10 comes with 17-inch alloys as standard on all N-Connecta models for an even more dynamic look and feel.
Including intelligent and connected technology
LEAF10 is available with Nissan’s versatile In-Car Wi-Fi hotspot providing in-built 4G connectivity for up to seven devices.
This functionality compliments the range of utilities on the NissanConnect Services smartphone app, which allows owners to control key features remotely – such as monitoring the battery charge level and locking or unlocking their vehicle to accept deliveries.
Drivers will also be able to enjoy a comfortable commute, with the ability to pre-heat their LEAF for their journey. – Let’s hope that the iPhone app is also updated. Earlier versions were renowned for not connecting to a LEAF in a reliable way and making user account hard to reset.
A host of innovative safety features enhance the LEAF’s technology offering further. For extra peace-of-mind, owners can set alerts to ensure their LEAF stays within the limits – whether that is a pre-defined location or within a certain speed.
Customers will also benefit from Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention (IBSI), , and Nissan’s newly launched Intelligent Rear View Mirror, usually a £395 cost option, to provide greater visibility and reassurance whilst driving. These innovative safety features perfectly complement the already technically advanced EV.
The Nissan LEAF10 starts from £28,820 OTR (including the Plug in Car Grant), and is available from 1st February.
The EV market for base vehicles is starting to look crowded as car companies finally release EVs that offer reasonable range and styling at the £25,-£30,000 price bracket.
The LEAF 10 looks much like any other LEAF. Good luck telling them apart.
The LEAF however is a great car and Nissan have done well in leading the industry over the past 10 years and shifting 180,000 units is impressive.