Nissan has introduced the new Nissan LEAF, the next evolution of its zero-emission electric vehicle. It is being claimed that LEAF has been completely reinvented, combining greater range with a dynamic new design and advanced technologies.
The new Nissan LEAF has improved range, autonomous drive technology such as ProPILOT, ProPILOT Park, and e-Pedal. The car has been designed accrording to the company’s core brand strategy for the future, Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
The car offers a range of 400 km allowing drivers to enjoy a safer and longer journey. The new e-powertrain gives the new Nissan LEAF 110 kW of power output and 320 Nm of torque, improving acceleration and driver enjoyment.
It has ProPILOT autonomous drive technology, used during single-lane driving on the highway. It also offers ProPILOT Park. When activated, the car’s ProPILOT Park technology takes control of steering, acceleration, braking, shift-changing and the parking brake to automatically guide it into a parking spot. It enables the driver to park safely and simply, even when parallel parking.
The e-Pedal technology transforms the way people drive. It lets drivers start, accelerate, decelerate and stop by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator. When the accelerator is fully released, regenerative and friction brakes are applied automatically, bringing the car to a complete stop. The car holds its position, even on steep uphill slopes, until the accelerator is pressed again.
The company also offers Apple CarPlay in the car. Nissan also plans to offer a version with more power and longer range at a higher price in 2018.