Nissan Leaf Review
And Finally, The Pioneer Moto Corp, the official distributor of Nissan, recently announced that they would soon be launching the electric car “Leaf” first time in the Nepali market.
The Company stated that the government made a considerable tax increment on Electric Vehicles.
Due to such reason, the Company could not bring their electric vehicle earlier in Nepal.
However, the government of Nepal decided to reduce the tax on electric vehicles.
Hence the Company is all boost up to bring their first electric vehicle, ‘Leaf,’ on Nepali roads.
Since 2010, The Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has sold more than 400,000 units of their electric cars ‘Leaf’ worldwide.
This award-winning electric car consists of a lithium battery while it will provide a range of 363 kilometers on a single full charge.
According to the report, the top speed of the Nissan Leaf is 144 kmph.
The Leaf Exteriors
Let’s be honest here; the Nissan Leaf has always been an average looking car in style and design.
But it is a pure family hatch-back electric car with some powerful performance.
It looks more futuristic than most of the electric cars out there in the market.
The front look of the Leaf is neat and sharper. It has a smooth bumper without any grill attached and comes with an optional contrasting roof.
It also includes little blue highlights, which hint at the vehicle’s credentials, which we hardly notice.
The Leaf interiors.
As you step inside the cabin, you’ll see plenty of space for riders and passengers.
If we talk about the entry-level variant, you’ll get an average looking interior décor, but there you’ll get seats with fair leather cover with blue stitching in the high spec model.
There are good back support seats at the front and plenty of space at the passenger seats.
- 8-inch touchscreen unit with Nissan-Connect
- Sirius XM with 3-Year EV access and 6-month Premium plus packages
- 7-inch MID display in the instrument cluster
- Android Auto and Apple Car Play
- Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link with a 3-month access
- Bose Premium Audio system with seven speakers
- Radio Data System
- 3 USB ports and 1 USB C-port
- Nissan Voice Recognition
The standard model interior will include sun visors with vanity mirrors and extensions, automatic climate control, rear door alert, and keyless entry with push-button start.
The premium model’s interior includes features like an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a standard hybrid heater system, and adaptive cruise control.
In the 2021 model of Nissan Leaf, the Company has given a more prominent 8-inch touch screen display and Bluetooth connectivity.
It also includes Android Auto, Apple Car Play, and Sirius XM satellite radio.
The speakers on the standard model Leaf are not so satisfying as the premium model of Leaf, which includes Boss speakers for the audio system.
The significant features of Nissan Leaf.
- Automatic climate control
- Leather upholstery
- Hybrid heater system
- Auto-dimming RVM
- Rear under-seat heater ducts
- Tilt and telescopic steering column
- 8-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with 2-way lumbar adjustment
Leaf Engine Specifications
A 160-kilowatt electric motor powers the Nissan Leaf. According to the Company’s official website, the engine will provide 214 bhp of power.
The car has three different modes available for battery saving.
The Company claims that the range increases by 10 percent when driving a car in the Echo mode.
This vehicle uses a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The 3 kW capacity charger provided in the car will take 16 hours to charge the battery, and the 6 kW charger can be fully charged in 8 hours.
So when will the Electric Leaf will launch in Nepal?
While Nepal’s government has decided to reduce the tax on electric vehicles, the Company is preparing to launch Nissan Leaf in April 2021 here in Nepal.