Nissan Nissan Leaf Hatchback 110kW N-Connecta 40kWh 5dr Auto

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Pro pilot assist with intelligent cruise control, Blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning £495.83 (ex. VAT)
Pro pilot park assist £333.33 (ex. VAT)
Halogen headlamps Standard (ex. VAT)
Automatic headlights Standard (ex. VAT)
Solid paint Standard (ex. VAT)
LED Headlights Standard (ex. VAT)
Front fog lights Standard (ex. VAT)
Special solid paint £208.33 (ex. VAT)
Two tone paint surcharge £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Intelligent Auto headlights with full LED Headlights, LED daytime running lights + Automatic levelling £291.67 (ex. VAT)
Smart rear view mirror £329.17 (ex. VAT)
Intelligent Rear View Mirror £329.17 (ex. VAT)
LED Headlights with auto levelling and LED fog lights £412.50 (ex. VAT)
Pearlescent paint £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Metallic paint £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Special pearlescent paint £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Premium metallic paint £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Two tone paint £770.83 (ex. VAT)
Two tone paint - Metallic paint £770.83 (ex. VAT)
Two tone special paint £912.50 (ex. VAT)
Pro pilot Pack - Leaf £375.00 (ex. VAT)
LED Pack - Leaf £412.50 (ex. VAT)
Solid - Flame red Standard (ex. VAT)
Special solid - Arctic white £208.33 (ex. VAT)
Pearl - Black £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Pearl black £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Bronze £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Blade Silver £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Spring cloud green £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Gun metal £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Metallic - Magnetic Red £479.17 (ex. VAT)
Pearl - Ceramic grey £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Pearl - Storm white £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Special pearl - Pearl white £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Special pearl - Pearl black £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Premium metallic - Chestnut bronze £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Premium metallic - Vivid blue £620.83 (ex. VAT)
Two tone - Pearl black/gun metallic £770.83 (ex. VAT)
Two tone - Gun metal/pearl black metallic £770.83 (ex. VAT)
Two tone - Spring cloud green/pearl black metallic £770.83 (ex. VAT)
Two tone - Magnetic red/pearl black metallic £770.83 (ex. VAT)
Two tone - Vivid blue/pearl black metallic £912.50 (ex. VAT)
Two tone - Storm white/pearl black metallic £912.50 (ex. VAT)
Two tone special - Ceramic grey/pearl black metallic £912.50 (ex. VAT)
Two tone special - Storm white/Ink blue metallic £912.50 (ex. VAT)
Two tone special - Storm white/pearl black metallic £912.50 (ex. VAT)
Two tone special - Vivid blue/pearl black metallic £912.50 (ex. VAT)
Two tone - Storm white/vivid blue metallic £912.50 (ex. VAT)
Two tone - Ceramic grey/pearl black metallic £912.50 (ex. VAT)
Two tone - Pearl white/black metallic £912.50 (ex. VAT)
Tyre puncture repair kit Standard (ex. VAT)
Spare wheel £162.50 (ex. VAT)
Lane departure warning system
Blind spot warning
Intelligent Cruise control (ICC)
Telematics system
Nissan connect sat nav system
Front and rear parking sensors
Speed limiter
Trip computer
Rear view camera
Voice control system
Push button starter
Speed sensitive power steering
Nissan connect services with nav
8" touchscreen navigation and entertainment system
Blind spot intervention
Apple car play/Android Auto
Rear cross traffic alert
7" Combimeter
E Pedal
Nissan connect EV 8" touch screen navigation and entertainment system
eCall emergency call system
Intelligent lane intervention
6.6 kw On-board charger
6.6kw charger
EVSE charging cable
Aux-in socket
USB port
6 speakers
Steering wheel mounted audio/telephone controls
AM/FM/DAB audio system
Remote audio control
Two rear USB sockets
Follow me home headlights
LED rear lamps
Door mirrors with turn signal and puddle lamps
Intelligent auto headlights
Automatic rain sensing wipers
Body colour mirror caps
High beam assist
Rain sensor
Rear wiper
Black side pillars
Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
Rear privacy glass
Electric front/rear windows
Automatic dimming rear view mirror
Chrome door handles
Anti dazzle rear view mirror
Privacy glass
Body coloured door mirrors with integrated LED indicators
LED signature daytime running lights
Illuminated charge port
Metallic blue rear bumper accent
Rear side wing doors
LED tail light signature
Integrated turn signals in mirrors
Electrically adjustable and folding door mirrors
Shark fin antenna
Gloss black finish B pillar
LED third brake light
12V socket
60/40 split folding rear seat
Manual adjust driver/passenger seats
Rear assist grips
PTC (Positive Temp Co-efficent) heater
Rear heater duct
Tilt adjustable steering wheel
Climate control
Leather steering wheel
Rear head restraints
Front seatback pocket
Front head restraints
Automatic air conditioning with timer and heater
Leather D shaped steering wheel
Isofix child seat anchor points
Single front passenger seat
Rake and reach adjustable steering column
50kW Quick Charger Capacity
Front centre console and armrest
Synthetic leather/cloth upholstery
3 seat bench in 2nd row
Fabric/leather upholstery
Heat pump
Heat pump system with remote control
Quick charge port
Height adjustable driver seat
Heat pack - LEAF
Tech Pack - Leaf
Seatbelt reminder for driver and front passenger
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Hill start assist
Side airbags
Driver and passenger airbags
Traction control
Height adjustable front seatbelts
3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Curtain airbags
VDC Dynamic Vehicle Control
ABS with EBD and brake assist
Manual child proof rear door locks
Intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian recognition
Intelligent trace control
Thatcham Category 1 alarm
Immobiliser
Remote central locking
Deadlock
Nissan i-key
17" alloy wheels
CO2 0
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1
Compression Ratio 2030
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 450
Gears 1
Transmission Automatic
Combined 168.00
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1
Badge Power 150.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 7.65
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 7.90
Engine BHP 150.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1580
Engine Torque 320.00
Top Speed 90
Front Tyres 215/50 R17
Rear Tyres 215/50 R17
Spare Tyre TYRE REPAIR KIT
Height 1540
Length 4490
Wheel Base 2700
Width 1788
Fuel Tank Size
Weight 2030
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1580
Towing Weight Unbraked
Number Of Seats 5

Will It Suit Me?

I'd never considered myself as the sort of person who would buy an all-electric car. The whole idea of plugging in every night to power your car has to me always seemed about as natural as shovelling coal into it. And the prospect of starting out every lengthier journey wondering whether enough charge was available to complete it has never particularly appealed. With the launch of Nissan's second generation LEAF though, I thought I'd give EV motoring another chance.

Practicalities

Buyers moving into electric vehicle ownership for the first time will also find the transition easier once they get behind the wheel of this LEAF. There's a high-set SUV-like driving position, but otherwise the feel seems at first glance very much as you'd get in any ordinary family hatch. Closer inspection though, reveals some unique LEAF cabin features; a stubby little auto gear lever and an instrument binnacle display that curiously mixes an analogue speedo with an accompanying customisable colour TFT display. Pretty much everything else you'll need to know is delivered by the centre-dash 7-inch 'NissanConnect EV7' monitor that nearly all variants get. It's not as sophisticated as the screens you get in rival EV models, but with smartphone-mirroring and navigation including a map showing local charge stations, it delivered most of what I needed to know. I wanted to know about charging - and you will too. A 7kWh 32 amp wallbox for your garage comes at no extra cost - which is just as well because charging from a domestic plug would take a yawning 21 hours. Using the wallbox, that figure reduces to just 7.5 hours. If you find a rapid charging point - they're at Nissan dealers and in motorway service areas - you'll be able to replenish your battery to within 80% of its charge in around 40 minutes. Nissan reckons the daily charging process will add no more than about £25 to your monthly electricity bill. Which doesn't seem much when you take into account the huge savings you'll be making on fuel.

Behind the Wheel

A light tap on the throttle delivers the kind of seamless pull-away demeanour you'd expect from this kind of car. But a sharp stab with the right foot fires the LEAF forward like a scalded cat. The 150PS power output you get from this MK2 model represents a 40% increase in motor power that comes with a 25% increase in torque. And an increase in battery capacity from 24 to 40kWh for standard models means that operating range is increased to an official (and actually reasonably realistic) ''Worldwide harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure' figure of 168 miles - considerably more than direct competitors can offer. Either way, to even get an early three figure driving range, you're going to need to make copious use of the various driving aids Nissan provides. An 'Eco' mode restricts throttle travel; and there are two ways of harvesting regenerative energy that will slow down the battery's rate of power drain. As with the previous LEAF, the most obvious way of doing this is by selecting the provided 'B' ratio on the gearbox, which gleans regeneration energy from the powertrain. With this MK2 model, there's the extra option of using the standard 'e-Pedal' system, which in addition also gains regenerative energy from the friction brakes. With 'e-Pedal' activated, you'll hardly ever need to press the brake pedal - the car slows itself - which sounds strange but is something you adjust to pretty quickly.

Value For Money

The LEAF purchasing process is a whole lot simpler than it used to be. The previous first generation model was sold either complete - or with a battery that you had to take out a separate rental agreement for. Prior to plumping for either one route or the other, all kinds of elaborate calculations were needed based on likely future use. There's none of that now: this second generation LEAF wants to be seen as an ordinary alternative to any normal Focus-class family hatch, so it's only sold complete, just as one of those would be. At prices that range in the £23,000 to £29,000 bracket. I should point out that these are the subsidised figures that buyers pay after subtraction of the generous £4,500 government grant that still applies to all-electric cars. For reference, these days you only get a £2,500 grant towards a Plug-in hybrid - and nothing towards a conventional hybrid. Which helps explain why a LEAF can offer you much more technology than you'd get in something like a Prius hybrid; yet undercut that Toyota by almost £1,500. As before, LEAF buyers are limited to a single five-door body style, plus of course front wheel drive, along with the auto gearbox that all EV models have to have. Trim levels range from base 'Visia', to 'Acenta' and 'N-Connecta' all the way up to the top 'Tekna' variant I tried.

Could I Live With One?

The LEAF surprised me. Most likely buyers will probably be considering this as a second or maybe even a third vehicle for short-run use. I'll wager though, that once they get one in the driveway, they'll be using it for 80% of the time. I did.