The first electric for the mass market celebrated 10 years with a special version that celebrates the successes of a model that has opened the doors to sustainable mobility. Here it is Nissan Leaf 10th Anniversary, the special edition designed to pay homage to the first decade of the Japanese battery model and protagonist of our test drive, a car that has evolved over time and that arrives on the road with this new version that integrates a series of technological upgrades that make it still more complete.
From a stylistic point of view, little changes compared to the last evolution of the model, with the addition of an intriguing geometric pattern, the kumico, which embellishes the rear pillar, which also houses the LEAF10 identification badge, the roof line, the rear spoiler and the mirror caps. The car protagonist of our test sports a bright Vivid Blue-Black Metallic livery and is fitted with 17 ” light alloy wheels that match the dynamic style of the model. From a technological point of view, the Nissan Leaf 10th Anniversary adds to the features already present on the MY2020 the in-car Wi-Fi hotspot that working together with the integrated 4G system allows you to connect up to 7 devices at the same time allowing users to surf the internet even during longer journeys. Through the NissanConnect Services app it is possible to carry out some operations remotely such as checking the battery charge level, opening or closing the vehicle, programming the air conditioning switch on.
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Nissan Leaf 10th Anniversary is based on the e + version and features a 62 kWh battery combined with a 160 kW electric powertrain (217 hp) and 340 Nm of torque immediately available. The range is expected to be around 385 km, Standard on this celebratory version is the ProPilot driving assistance system, which helps in maintaining the lane and on the motorway adjusts the speed of travel according to the proximity of the vehicle in front of us. Integrated with this technology there is also the e-pedal, the function launched on the Nissan Leaf in 2017 that allows driving with a “single pedal”: with the exception of the most demanding braking, obviously, thanks to the increase in the intensity of the engine brake, it is possible to drive with only the accelerator, maximizing the recovery of energy being released and making driving in heavy traffic even less stressful. Regarding the times and methods of recharging, Nissan Leaf 10 is compatible with 6.6 kW AC (alternating) infrastructures that can be used via the on-board cable, or with public columns with power up to 50 kW (direct current, DC) with the Modo 4 cable. last case, it is possible to go from 20 to 80% in 90 minutes. For a full charge through the home network, however, it takes 11 hours and 30 minutes.
Trusted by over 180,000 motorists across Europe since launch in 2010 Nissan Leaf has come a long way and it did so thanks to consolidated technology, a path marked in 2011 by the European Car of the Year award, the first electric car in history to be awarded the prestigious award at the Geneva Motor Show. Its high-tech and modern line makes it unmistakable, with a look that you may or may not like but that fully reflects the style of the Japanese car manufacturer. We conclude with the prices, the price list starts at 33,500 euros for the version with 40 kW battery in Acenta set-up and goes up to 47,500 euros for the e + in Tekna set-up with ProPilot Park. The 10th Anniversary version, the protagonist of our test, on the other hand, has a price starting from 43,175 euros.