Promoted: Get more out of summer with the New Nissan LEAF

A 168-mile 100% electric range helps you go further on family days out, while Intelligent Mobility features make driving even easier...

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What Car? Promotion
08 August 2018

Featuring all the space and practicality of a regular hatchback – and 168 to 242 miles of range (WLTP Combined and City Cycle) – the 100% electric New Nissan LEAF is perfect for long summer trips with your family, with plenty of room for luggage too.

On the open road, Eco mode limits engine power to save energy, while B mode delivers enhanced regenerative braking to put additional charge back into the battery.

Want to go further? A fast-growing UK network of 4,600 rapid chargers let you top up the New LEAF’s battery from 20% to 80% in around 60 minutes, while overnight charging at your destination lets you use the New LEAF on an extended family holiday, keeping your travel costs low. The high-tech sat-nav lets you plot the most efficient route – identifying charging points en-route for a top up if needed.

The New LEAF also comes with Intelligent Mobility features that make summer driving more fun, and easier. Nissan’s innovative e-Pedal blends acceleration and braking in one fluid movement – great for sweeping B-roads – while ProPILOT provides a helping hand to keep you in your lane and deal with stop-start summer traffic.

Finally, when it comes to keeping your family cool and comfortable, the New LEAF has the technology for the task. The NissanConnect EV app lets you pre-cool the New LEAF while it’s charging, retaining more energy for your journey. On the move, automatic air conditioning lets you keep the car at the right temperature, without wasting excess energy.

So, when it comes to helping you enjoy the summer with the minimum of fuss and the maximum amount of fun, the New Nissan LEAF has got it covered.

The perfect day out

The Nissan LEAF’s 168-mile range (WLTP Combined Cycle) is easily enough for some great family days out – without the need to worry about recharging.

London to Brighton: Take in the coastal sights of Brighton Palace Pier, or the elevated views from the new i360 observation tower (108 miles round-trip).

Birmingham to the Cotswolds: Enjoy the best of the British countryside, with traditional yellow-stone villages and the stately grounds of Blenheim Palace (156 miles round-trip).

Manchester to Windermere: Get to the heart of the Lake District for hiking, cycling or just a gentle cruise on the water (162 miles round-trip).

Glasgow to Galloway Forest: Give your kids a sight of some real stars at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, in one of the UK’s light-protected zones (104 miles round-trip).

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.