The Leaf is now in its 2nd iteration and has continued to improve on what was already a pretty complete package. Versus the 1st generation model, the new Nissan Leaf is faster, more spacious, more sophisticated, has heaps more technology and safety equipment. The biggest improvement however, and for many one of the most important factors when considering an electric car, is the range i.e. how far you can travel on a full battery charge.
The question for most people will be 'how is this going to fit into my life?' and our answer would be 'a lot easier than you might imagine!' Read on to find out why the new Nissan Leaf might just be the right car for you.
All models above the Visia trim get a 7" touchscreen which is very simple to use. This touchscreen comes mated with Sat Nav, Bluetooth, DAB Radio and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Step up to the range-topping Tekna model and you'll also get a Bose speaker system. Other features available include Automatic Climate Control, Cruise Control, Keyless Entry/Start and Auto Headlights.
Safety is another key feature on the Leaf with Lane Departure Warning and Intervention technology, Auto Emergency Braking, High Beam Assist and Cross Traffic Alert all appearing on the new model plus a top 5 star rating by EuroNCAP.
When it comes to the boot there's enough room for everything and the kitchen sink with a 435 litre capacity (the Zoe offers just 338 and the e-golf a meagre 341). The rear seats also fold in a 60:40 formation to expand that capacity to a whopping 1,176 litres. That's more than enough space for 7 carry-on suitcases with the rear seats up!