This Leaf is still green for the environment, but it has dapper black exterior.
Nissan is giving Europeans a more stylish version of the Leaf called the Black Edition, but act fast if you like this fashionable EV because production only lasts from March through August in 2017. The first 1,000 people to order one get an in-car WiFi hotspot as a free upgrade.
As the Black Edition moniker suggests, this limited run of Leafs receive some shadowy upgrades. The biggest addition to the outside is a set of 16-inch wheels, and the package also includes black trim for the mirror caps and roof spoiler. The tinted windows add to the style, too. LED headlights also come with the additional equipment. Inside, occupants climb into a cabin with illuminated doorsills and blue-stitched floor mats. NissanConnect telematics and the Around View Monitor 360-degree camera system are among the amenities.
Nissan recently updated the Leaf by replacing the original 24 kilowatt-hour battery with a 30-kWh unit. The result was a boost in range from an EPA-estimated 84 miles to 107 miles on an charge.
The Leaf has been a major success for Nissan with nearly 240,000 deliveries globally since the model’s introduction in 2010. The company claims it’s the world’s bestselling EV.
A new generation is currently under development with a 60-kWh battery and as much as 249-mile range. When the model premieres expect styling a lot like the angular IDS Concept from the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Rumors indicate the new EV would go on sale during the 2018 model year and might debut at an auto show sometime next year. The new Leaf sets Nissan up for a serious battle between the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3 for compact electric car supremacy.
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NISSAN REVEALS STYLISH NEW LEAF BLACK EDITION
New LEAF Black Edition – a limited version of the all-electric LEAF – on sale from March 2017
Features exclusive design accents including black 16” alloy wheels, black door mirror caps and black rear roof spoiler
Based on Acenta grade, it features the latest Nissan technologies including Around View Monitor, NissanConnect EV telematics and advanced safety systems
First 1,000 customers to purchase the LEAF Black Edition to receive a free in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspot
The LEAF Black Edition demonstrates Nissan’s commitment to Intelligent Mobility, combining cutting edge EV technology with sleek, high end design
Paris, FRANCE 8th November 2016: Today, Nissan has unveiled the special version LEAF Black Edition, setting the standard for sleek, premium styling in the mass-market electric vehicle (EV) sector.
Based on Nissan’s existing Acenta grade, the Nissan LEAF Black Edition offers cutting-edge design and a number of dynamic styling enhancements. Stylish exterior additions include 16” black alloy wheels, LED headlamps, illuminated entry guards, privacy glass, black door mirror caps and black rear roof spoiler. Blue-stitched mats give the interior a premium finish.
The Black Edition also comes with the latest evolution of the advanced NissanConnect EV telematics system and its innovative Around View Monitor technology as standard.
Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles at Nissan Europe, said: "The Nissan LEAF Black Edition offers our customers stylish, premium design in an affordable mass-market 100 percent electric vehicle. We are committed to delivering innovation that excites and this vehicle does just that, with our leading Around View Monitor technology offering customers a more confident drive – embodying Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”
The limited edition model is on sale in Europe for a restricted production run from March 2017 up until August 2017, with the first 1,000 customers in Europe receiving a free Wi-Fi hotspot – capable of powering up to eight devices.
Launched in 2010, the Nissan LEAF was the first mass-market electric vehicle. The latest 30kWh version gives drivers up to 155 miles* of motoring range, opening up a new world of opportunity for drivers. Nissan is dedicated to delivering a smarter, more sustainable future, with customers having driven more than 2.5 billion electric miles.
Since the Nissan LEAF first went on sale in 2010, almost 240,000 units have been sold globally, with 64,000 of these on Europe’s roads; making it the world’s best-selling electric vehicle.
For more information about Nissan’s EV range and its commitment to Intelligent Mobility, visit www.nissan.eu/experience-nissan.html
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