THE EV Experience Centre in Milton Keynes played host to the stunning new British-built and all-electric hatchback, the all-new Nissan LEAF, this week.
Having pioneered the mainstream electric car market with more than 20,000 UK sales, Nissan has raised the bar with the all-new Nissan LEAF, and a host of invited guests ¬— including journalists and loyal LEAF customers — got a first-hand glimpse of its exciting new features and learning more about its increased range and technology.
Generating most interest was the all-new LEAFs e-Pedal — which allows drivers to start, accelerate and stop using just one pedal — and ProPILOT advanced driver assistance to take the stress out of single-lane driving and parking, by automatically controlling the steering, acceleration, braking and gear selection.
Prior to the LEAF’s unveiling, Nissan Marketing Director Nicholas Verneuil and Chris Ramsay — who drove a Nissan LEAF for more than 8,500 miles to complete the Mongol Rally — gave short presentations.
Chris said: “Nissan has, I believe, really captured the essence of what a car should be with the all-new Nissan LEAF. It’s not just something to get you from A to B but an integral part of living.”
The all-new Nissan LEAF goes further than its predecessor thanks to its 40kWh battery giving an improved driving range of up to 235 miles*, while safety features are included in abundance, from Nissan’s Around View Monitor, to its Intelligent Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
Together with a complete revamp of the exterior, with a dynamic new front end and signature ‘floating roof’, the interior is comfortable, spacious and packed with technology to guide and entertain. It features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth connectivity and steering wheel mounted controls.
The all-new Nissan LEAF is now going on a pre-launch tour of dealerships up and down the country, visiting Glasgow, Gateshead, Preston, Manchester, Nottingham, St Albans, Slough, Bristol and Gillingham.
The launch edition Nissan LEAF 2.Zero is available to pre-order now, priced from £26,490 (including government plug in car grant).