Intelligent Around View Monitor also needs to be mentioned, along with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, a 40-kWh battery that enables a driving range of 149 miles (240 kilometers), and an electric motor that outputs 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet (320 Nm). The extended-range battery is rated at 62 kWh and promises 226 miles (364 kilometers) as per the EPA.
Marketed as the Leaf Plus, the long-range variant is complemented by a more potent electric motor that belts out 214 horsepower and 250 pound-feet (339 Nm). Every single trim and battery-powertrain configuration is covered by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty for the lithium-ion pack and against battery capacity loss below nine bars of the original capacity.
“Nissan was the first automaker with a globally-available mass-market electric vehicle and we’re continuing in the tradition of making electric vehicles available to everyone,” declared Aditya Jairaj, director of EV Sales and Marketing at Nissan U.S. “With the amount of technology offered by the Leaf, combined with new pricing, this is simply just an amazing value.”