Local details have been confirmed for the fully electric 2021 Nissan Leaf range headlined by the availability of the range-topping Leaf e+.
The base Leaf starts from $49,990 plus on-roads while the Leaf e+ comes in at $60,490 plus on-road costs.
Differentiating the cars is the powertrain, both models feature the same level of specification.
Scroll below for the Leaf’s equipment highlights.
The standard Leaf uses a 40kWh battery pack to power a 110kW/320Nm e-motor that drives the front wheels. The claimed driving range is 270km.
Nissan claims the Leaf can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds and hit a top speed of 145km/h.
Stepping up to the Leaf e+ gains a larger 62kWh battery and a 160kW/340Nm motor that also drives the front axle. The beefier battery extends the driving range to 385km.
The Leaf e+ is also slightly faster taking 6.9 seconds to hit 100km/h. The top speed also climbs to 158km/h.
When it comes to charging, the base car can accept 50kW DC charging that can replenish the battery from 20 to 80 per cent in 60 mins.
The e+ is capable of 100kW DC charging which reduces the 20 to 80 per cent charge time to 45 minutes.
Both variants support AC recharging at up to 6.6kW. With a 32-amp cable, a 100 per cent charge takes seven hours and 30 minutes in the base model, or 11 hours and 30 minutes in the e+.
2021 Nissan Leaf pricing (excludes on-road costs):
Leaf - $49,990
Leaf e+ - $60,490
2021 Nissan Leaf equipment highlights:
17-inch alloy wheels
LED headlights with auto levelling
LED daytime running lights
Front and rear fog lights
Auto-folding heated side mirrors
8.0-inch touchscreen navigation system
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wired)
DAB+ radio
Bose premium audio system (7 speakers)
Climate control
Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
Rain-sensing wipers
Keyless entry with push-button start
7.0-inch driver supervision display
Leather-accented seat trim with Ultrasuede inserts
Heated front and rear (outboard) seats
Heated steering wheel
Front and rear parking sensors
Autonomous emergency braking
Lane keep assist
Lane departure warning
Blind-spot monitoring
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