Promoted: Avoid highway horrors in the new Nissan LEAF

Nissan Intelligent Mobility features on the 100% electric new Nissan LEAF have been designed to take the stress out of motorway driving, and make it safer...

05 October 2018
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According to Nissan research, around 39% of drivers feel scared, nervous or uneasy driving on Britain’s roads, with 23% feeling particularly anxious taking on the challenge of a busy motorway.

Fortunately, the 100% electric new Nissan LEAF is here to banish the horrors of the highway and bring the joy back into the journey. It comes with ProPILOT – an advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility feature that lends a helping hand in the congested motorway traffic that typically sends stress levels soaring.

ProPILOT uses Intelligent Cruise Control and Intelligent Emergency Braking to maintain your new LEAF’s speed, as well as a safe distance to the vehicle in front. It will even slow your car and bring it to a halt in stop-start traffic. Perfect for the 16% of drivers who don’t like to vary their cruising speed.

Intelligent Lane Intervention steers you back into your lane if you stray off-line – ideal for the 55% of drivers who feel nervous hemmed between cars and lorries. Equally, Blind Spot Warning is perfect for the 38% of drivers who worry about unseen vehicles.

As the new LEAF’s larger 40kWh battery offers between 168 and 242 miles of range (WLTP Combined and City Cycle), with the ability to recharge from 20% to 80% in around 60 minutes, you can stay on the road for longer. Plus, ultra-quiet 100% electric motoring means less noise – letting you have conversations at a whisper – and less stress. No wonder the 100% electric new LEAF is the UK’s best-selling EV.

Parking made easy

It’s not just motorway driving that gets Britain’s drivers in a panic. Apparently, negotiating the hazards of a car park – with the constant risk of expensive bumps and scrapes – also gets us in a sweat, with 27% of drivers citing parking as one of their biggest worries.

That’s why the new Nissan LEAF is available with ProPILOT Park, which can spot spaces and automatically perform parallel parking and front and rear bay parking manoeuvres at the touch of a button.

No fuel is good fuel

Both Nissan and What Car? are committed to helping drivers understand the real cost of motoring. True MPG is What Car?’s guide to how many miles a petrol, diesel or hybrid car really does to the gallon. Still, when it comes to fuel efficiency, no petrol. diesel or hybrid engine can beat the Nissan LEAF: it uses no combustible fuel at all.

For more information on What Car? True MPG, click here. For more information on the all-electric Nissan LEAF, click here.

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