Nissan revealed a new version of the its LEAF electric car with a range of improvements that boost driving range from 109 miles to 124 miles. The car will be produced at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in Spring and will go on sale later in the year as a 2014 model.
Nissan says they have listened to the LEAF owner and tried to address the issues they have complaints about in the new model. That is why the new model benefits from a new powertrain assembly that greatly enhances the car’s practicality, and has an LED inspection light within the charging port to make it easier to access at night.
We were kinda hoping they’d also listened to the critiques and change the terrible looks. But they haven’t and the new LEAF only gets a revised front grille, new wheels, and new colors.
Nissan engineered has spent more time inside the cabin, fitting it with more supportive seats that feature environmentally friendly fabrics. They have also added an around View Camera option and lather trim package.
Other major technical improvements include enhanced ride and handling with chassis tuned for Europe, faster charging option thanks to a 6.6Kw charger (optional), plus enhanced technology and more driving modes.