Meet The 2017 Nissan Leaf
ELECTRIFY YOUR day with all energy, no exhaust. Wake up fully charged, and get where you're going with swift power out of the gate. Change course: Take the scenic route, stay out longer with confidence. Embrace the future in the world's best-selling fully electric car. Now with a newly standard, longer range than ever. The 2017 Nissan LEAF. A whole new outlook on EVERY DRIVE.
It's designed for efficiency, and that doesn't just mean the electric motor. With an aerodynamic body, regenerative brakes, and available LED headlights that use half the energy of traditional ones, the Nissan LEAF® gets more kilometers and more fun out of every kilowatt.
A flat underbody meshes with a front spoiler and rear diffuser, letting it slip through the air with minimal resistance. Up front, headlights deflect air away from the side mirrors, further reducing drag while minimizing wind noise and maximizing range.
The available solar-panel rear spoiler converts sunlight to energy, charging its 12V accessory battery and helping power accessories like the stereo, climate control, and headlights.
The Nissan LEAF® is all about efficiency, but that doesn't mean this 4-door, 5-passenger hatchback skimps on interior finish or size. It comes with heated, folding rear seats made partly from recycled bottles, tons of storage, a USB port, climate control, and more. It's everything you'd expect in a premium car, even if it weren't electric.
Park. Reverse. Drive. All the normal settings are there. But why settle for normal? Shift the advanced drive selector into B-Mode to increase the regenerative braking force, and brake response.
You free up an awful lot of room when you take out things like transmissions, oil filters, and radiators. With the 60/40 split rear seats up, you can fit in three child seats, and still have space for your golf bag in back. Fold them flat, and you'll have a generous 849 L (30 cu. ft.) of versatility—including a handy cargo well that lets you keep valuables out of sight.
Do you hear that? No? Good. Because you shouldn't. Electric motors don't make noise like internal combustion engines. They just perform like them. They don't use traditional transmissions with numerous gears and ratios, either. It's just stop or go. And in the Nissan LEAF®, go means go.
GET UP AND GO!
Performance you wouldn't get from a V8. You've never driven anything like the Nissan LEAF, and you've probably never felt anything like its instant torque. The power is there when you touch the pedal. There is no lag, no revving-up or shifting gears – it just goes.
THE NEW VROOM
Incredibly quiet driving. Say goodbye to the vibration and engine noise of every other car you've ever driven. The advanced 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor provides the quietest, smoothest ride you've ever experienced.
CHARGE. DRIVE. REPEAT. IT'S THAT EASY
The Nissan LEAF® is 100% electric. That means no gas. None. So forget about the cost of a gallon, and say hello to freedom from the pump. Because the only time you’ll be going to the gas station is whenever you need to put air in your tires.
NO GAS, EVER
The 100% electric Nissan LEAF motor is powered exclusively by an advanced lithium-ion battery that you can charge at home, or on-the-go. Meanwhile, hybrids have to carry around their electric drivetrains plus their gas engines.
Most cars – even hybrids – release tons of CO2 tailpipe emissions every year. The Nissan LEAF doesn't use a single drop of gas. And no gas means no tailpipe, no fumes, and zero emissions.
Inside Nissan LEAF® you'll find all the high-tech features you'd expect from a car this innovative, like a Nissan Navigation System and Bose® Premium Audio System. Of course, we didn't forget the essentials, like Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, and RearView Monitor.
THE TOOLS TO GO THE DISTANCE
There are plenty of tools right on your dashboard to help you get the most out of every charge. You'll always see your battery level, and how many kilometres remain in your driving range. Driving efficiently? You won't have to guess. The power meter shows how much power you're using – and generating, thanks to Nissan LEAF's regenerative braking system that captures the energy created while you coast or brake and recycles it back into the power supply. And if you're doing really well, you'll grow a virtual forest on the Eco drive indicator.
Google® Search for a local yoga class. Call hands-free to invite friends to dinner. Find the closest charging station on your route. All the while, your hand-picked music and podcasts, SiriusXM® Traffic information, and more are just a swipe or a tap away. NissanConnect makes it all possible, working seamlessly together through your smartphone and Nissan LEAF's high-resolution, 178 mm (7.0") colour touch-screen with tap and swipe control. Nissan LEAF also helps keep you in the loop with the Nissan Navigation System (featuring Voice Recognition), hands-free text messaging assistant, Bluetooth® hands-free calling and streaming audio, and an iPod®/USB connection port.
What if you had the confidence you need for every part of your drive? The Nissan Safety Shield philosophy is a comprehensive approach to safety that guides the engineering and development of every vehicle we make.
SIX STANDARD AIRBAGS
Nissan Advanced Airbag System (AABS) has dualstage supplemental front airbags with seat-belt and occupant-classification sensors. In addition, LEAF ® features driver and front passenger seatmounted side-impact supplemental airbags along with roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental airbags with rollover sensor.
VEHICLE DYNAMIC CONTROL (VDC)
Also known as stability control, VDC monitors your steering and braking to help you maintain your steered path under certain conditions by reducing electric motor output and/or applying brake pressure to specific wheels.
ELECTRONIC BRAKE FORCE DISTRIBUTION (EBD)/BRAKE ASSIST
EBD is designed to send extra force to the rear brakes when there's additional weight in the back. If you need to slam on the brakes, Brake Assist detects how hard you're braking, and if it senses you are in an emergency, it will automatically help to apply maximum braking force.
LATCH SYSTEM (LOWER ANCHORS AND TETHERS FOR CHILDREN)
Nissan safety engineers have dedicated thousands of hours to evaluating hundreds of child restraints in Nissan vehicles. The result: an industry first, The Snug Kids ® Child Safety Seat Fit Guide. This guide lists child seats that fit the rear seats of Nissan vehicles, as well as offers invaluable tips on correct installation.
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) WITH EASY-FILL TIRE ALERT
TPMS lets you know when a tire is low. And class-exclusive Easy-Fill Tire Alert takes the guesswork out of filling your tires, with a beep of the horn when you’ve reached the correct pressure.