When it arrived almost a decade ago, the Nissan leaf electric hatchback had a bulbous shape, spartan interior and seventy-three miles or range.
On Friday, Nissan debuted the 2020 Leaf with 8.0-inch standard touchscreen, rear and front mechanical emergency braking, and a base range of more than twin the leaf of just ten years ago, for less cash.
The base 2020 Nissan Leaf S will go on sale a later current year and cost $32,525, including place but before any applicable state and federal tax breaks, which is approximately $200 less than old models when it went on sale in 2010. The Leaf S 2020 is furnished with a 40-kW lithium-ion battery rated for 149 miles, according to the EPA.
Base Leaf Scar models still quite spartan matched to the rest of the range, but contain front and rear mechanical emergency braking, an 8.0-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, sixteen-inch wheels, a 6.0-Kwh onboard charge, cloth upholstery, and seats for five. Nissan says the base leaf can recharge on a Level two charger in about 8 hours or a household plug-in approximately 35 hours. A fast charger that can replenish the battery from zero to eighty percent in about ten minutes is a $1,690 upcharge on the base leaf only. A 62-kWh battery rated for more than 220 miles of power range by the EPA costs $6,600 more in Leaf S models and contains a standard fast-charger.
The Leaf SV costs $35,110, including place, and contains 17-inch wheels, a leather-covered steering wheel, steering, adaptive cruise control and excellent choices adding an all-weather plan that contains heated seats, a warmed steering wheel, a warm pump for climate control for $900. A larger 62-Kwh battery is accessible on Leaf SV hatchback and costs $5,560.
The Leaf SL is accessible only with 62-kWh battery and costs $44,838, including destination. It contains just about every nicety such as heated seats, leather upholstery, Bose audio, a heated steering wheel, rear HVAC, and Nissan suite of drivers-assistance specs known as ProPilot Assist than can support keep the leaf centered in its lane.
There are a few other changes, too, adding new airbags included to the driver and front passenger knee areas and mounted in the back seats for side impacts. The Leaf Canto pedestrian safety sound for alert pedestrians of its presence has also been updated in volume and tone, Nissan says.