We spotted the new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle (EV) being driven around in the capital city of New Delhi. The Nissan Leaf is one of the most successful EV models from the Japanese car major and with tests being run on Indian roads, it may lead up to a potential launch in FY 18-19. Apart from the Leaf, Nissan will soon also be bringing in the new Kicks SUV in India to compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta and Renault Captur.
The Nissan Leaf EV would roughly get a driving range of 240 kms, the US variant of the Leaf has a 147 hp motor and comes with a DC quick charging facility. The new Leaf as seen in the picture above comes with 40 % greater range than the previous generation model. Nissan has also built in an Eco mode along with a B mode for aggressive regenerative braking.
The Nissan Leaf has been equipped with charging setup which enables the car with approximately 140 kms over a charge of 30 minutes. A fully charged battery in the Leaf can last for 7.5 hours. The new Nissan Leaf features a battery of the same size as the previous generation model but it now also comes with the ability to hold more charge. The battery life in the US is claimed to be for eight years or roughly 1.60 lakh kms.
If Nissan does eventually bring the Leaf to India, it may just come in as a CBU. This would also suggest a higher price bracket. We estimate the new Nissan Leaf to be priced at roughly between Rs 30 – 40 lakh. Nissan is aggressively planning to step up their game in India and it is expected bring in three new products to the country in 2019. A Nissan Kicks with the E-Power technology may also be in the offing.