Nissan LEAF will arrive in Australia in August 2202, with styling and technology updates.

“The Nissan LEAF has been inviting Australians to experience electric since the first-
generation vehicle arrived here in 2012,” says Nissan Australia Managing Director, Adam

“And with a stylish new look and more safety technology, and with the flexibility of two
battery-capacity options, the switch to zero-emission motoring is now even more appealing
in the new Nissan LEAF.”

“With more people now considering an EV as their next new car than ever before, electric
vehicles are no longer the cars of tomorrow – they’re the cars of right now. And I’m proud
to say the Nisan LEAF has been leading that charge for 10 years in Australia.”

Changes include new badging, a revised front grille, and a darkened headlight finisher. It
will have new design 17-inch alloy wheel design, a new rear diffuser, and sporty-looking
rear spoiler and side sills.

The updates join the LEAF’s already feature-packed exterior equipment list, including
dusk-sensing LED headlights with auto levelling, LED rear lights and DRLs, heated door
mirrors, and front and rear fog lights.

One of the key benefits of EVs is their near-silent electric powertrain. But while silence in
the cabin is golden, it’s important to let pedestrians and other road users know a vehicle is
approaching. So, the LEAF has Canto sound, a bespoke sonic identity carefully designed
to be audible, but not alarming, to those outside the vehicle, even on busy city streets.
Activated at speeds of less than 30km/h, the Canto sound is composed to vary in pitch
whether the vehicle is accelerating, slowing, or reversing.

The Nissan LEAF has a Smart Rear-View Mirror, which pairs with a camera installed at the
vehicle’s rear to deliver a crystal-clear image to the mirror in the cabin. Drivers can switch
between the standard mirror and the digital view at the push of button.

The Nissan LEAF is offered with two battery configurations. It has an official driving range
of 270 kilometres in the standard model, increasing to 385 km in the LEAF e+. Both figures
are unchanged in this update.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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