New Zealand -The eagerly anticipated new Nissan LEAF will be in New Zealand showrooms from August, priced from $59,990 (MRP)* plus on road costs. Interested consumers can register to pre-order their new Nissan LEAF by visiting from today.

The new Nissan LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision to transform the way people drive and live. LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, offering a premium electric driving experience at an affordable price.

“With strong interest in the new Nissan LEAF we see great potential for the vehicle and at this price we are giving it every chance to succeed,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.

“It’s certainly an exciting time for EV buyers. With a contemporary design, increased range and long list of standard features, this incredibly fun to drive car presents Australian electric vehicle buyers with a stylish, affordable option.”

“The new Nissan LEAF will be sold in 89 Nissan dealers nationwide making Nissan the largest electric vehicle network in Australia,” said Lester.

“Nissan, thanks to its relationship with JET Charge, can also help customers with their ‘at home’ charging solutions.”

With over 11,000 customers registering their interest in the new Nissan LEAF, it comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto™ and e-Pedal, among other features.

The impressive e-Pedal allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate, stop and hold the car by using the accelerator pedal alone without needing to use the brakes. It also features an Auto-Hold function.

The new Nissan LEAF is available in a single high-spec grade. It has a 40kWh battery, an improved 110kW of power, up 38 per cent versus the outgoing model, and 320Nm of torque, an increase of 14 per cent over the first generation, adding a degree of exhilaration for the driver thanks to the instant acceleration.

The new model has a driving range of up to 270km1 (WLTP combined  cycle).

While you can fully charge LEAF within 24 hours, the time drops to 7.5 hours if the household has the latest 7kw home charger3. You can also plug your LEAF into a CHAdeMO rapid charger and get from 20 per cent to 80 per cent charge in around 60 minutes depending on charging conditions4.

The new Nissan LEAF also has world-first bi-directional charging capabilities. This technology, which Nissan is working with its partners to realise in New Zealand, allows owners to use the charge from their car to power their home or business, or return electricity to the grid, Active safety technologies include Intelligent Around-View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Protection, Intelligent Trace Control, and Intelligent Lane Intervention.

The new Nissan LEAF also features Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist, ISOFIX anchor points and front and rear parking sensors. Combining these with a contemporary exterior and interior design, an 8-inch touchscreen display, 7-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display, satellite navigation, heated steering wheel, leather accented seats and ample space for five, the new LEAF offers a comfortable, quiet drive that will be enjoyed by everyone.

The new Nissan LEAF is available in six contemporary colours including Arctic White, Ivory Pearl with black roof, Magnetic Red, Pearl Black, Platinum and Gun Metallic.

Customers can register to pre-order their new Nissan LEAF and select their preferred Nissan Dealer by visiting Deliveries will commence from August.

* Manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) are provided for media purposes only and do not include statutory charges, other on-road costs or consider extra charges for metallic paint.

1 The range shown was achieved using the new WLTP test procedure for the European spec model. Figures obtained after the battery was fully charged. Figures stated for the purposes of comparison amongst vehicles tested to the same technical procedures only. Actual real world driving range may vary depending on factors such as battery age and condition, driving style, traffic conditions, weather conditions, any accessories fitted and vehicle load.

2 According to Zero Carbon Australia’s 2016 study on Electric Vehicles

3 This Home Charging time is based on, and requires use of a 32A / 6.6kW (7kW) wall box. Home Charging time will be dependent on charging conditions, including Home Charging type and condition, battery temperature and size as well as ambient temperature at point of use. Home Charging time is for a 40kW battery, and is based on Nissan testing. Before using this product at home, consult with a licenced electrician to ensure your homes electrical system can support the use.

4 Figures quoted are for a 40kWh battery. Time dependent on charging conditions, including charger type and condition, battery temperature as well as ambient temperature at point of use. Indicated rapid charging time requires use of a CHAdeMO rapid charger. The Nissan LEAF is designed to support the majority of journeys in daily life and is equipped with charging safeguards to protect the battery during repeated rapid charging sessions in a short period of time. The time taken for successive rapid charging can take longer if the battery temperature activates the battery safeguarding technology.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30 per cent increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

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