Nissan pushes Black Leaf to market

As car models approach their end of life it is very common for the manufactures to roll out special limited edition models to keep the punters excited.

In just the vein Nissan has unveiled the special version LEAF Black Edition. The LEAF is the best selling EV by far. So why are Nissan pushing this? The Black gets the longer range 30KW pack, so it’s a good a LEAF as you can purchase. 

The limited edition model is on sale in Europe for a restricted production run from March 2017 up until August 2017, with the first 1,000 customers in Europe receiving a free Wi-Fi hotspot – capable of powering up to eight devices. This implies that there is no pending model change. 

Based on Nissan’s existing Acenta grade, the Nissan LEAF Black Edition offers cutting-edge design and a number of dynamic styling enhancements. Stylish exterior additions include 16” black alloy wheels, LED headlamps, illuminated entry guards, privacy glass, black door mirror caps and black rear roof spoiler. Blue-stitched mats give the interior a premium finish.

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The Black LEAF also comes with the latest evolution of the advanced NissanConnect EV telematics system and its innovative Around View Monitor technology as standard. Gloss Black allow wheels adorn the new Black Edition.

Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles at Nissan Europe, said: 

“The Nissan LEAF Black Edition offers our customers stylish, premium design in an affordable mass-market 100 percent electric vehicle. We are committed to delivering innovation that excites and this vehicle does just that, with our leading Around View Monitor technology offering customers a more confident drive – embodying Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”

The limited edition model is on sale in Europe for a restricted production run from March 2017 up until August 2017, with the first 1,000 customers in Europe receiving a free Wi-Fi hotspot – capable of powering up to eight devices.

Launched in 2010, the Nissan LEAF was the first mass-market electric vehicle. The latest 30kWh version gives drivers up to 155 miles of range using the NEDC calculations, opening up a new world of opportunity for drivers. Nissan is dedicated to delivering a smarter, more sustainable future, with customers having driven more than 2.5 billion electric miles.

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Since the Nissan LEAF first went on sale in 2010, almost 240,000 units have been sold globally, with 64,000 of these on Europe’s roads; making it the world’s best-selling electric vehicle.

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