New Nissan Leaf starts rolling out in Europe

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 20 Dec 2017


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Production of the all-new Nissan Leaf, the next generation of the world's best-selling electric vehicle, is officially underway for European customers, at Nissan's plant in Sunderland, UK. The first customers will start receiving their vehicles in February.

Embodying Nissan's Intelligent Mobility vision and already winning international awards for innovation and technology, this new model has been reinvented to offer greater range, dynamic design, advanced driver assistance technologies and enhanced connectivity.

The new Nissan Leaf offers an improved range of 378km on a single charge, allowing drivers to enjoy longer journeys, interconnected by the extended European CHAdeMO Quick Charging network.

The Leaf's cutting-edge technology includes:

- The new e-Pedal, which allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop the car by simply increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator, providing more control and taking the stress out of driving. E-pedal can hold the stop even downhill, and is made accessible as standard from entry grade.

- ProPilot advanced driving assistance automatically controls the distance to the vehicle in front and steers the vehicle to help the driver keep the Leaf centered in the lane. These functions can significantly improve driving experience when driving on the highway in both heavy and flowing traffic.

- ProPilot Park technology parks the new Leaf with the touch of a button. This full auto-parking feature combines advanced image processing technology using four high-resolution cameras and information from 12 ultrasonic sensors around the car to guide the vehicle into a space.

The Nissan Leaf has been in production in the UK since 2013 for European markets, with more than 85,000 units sold in Europe since 2011, when the first deliveries began from Nissan's Oppama plant in Japan. Following an initial investment of £420m, the introduction of the new Nissan Leaf has been supported by a further £36m investment in the Nissan Sunderland Plant, supporting more than 2,000 jobs at Nissan and in the UK supply chain.

 

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