Promoted: New Nissan LEAF – Ready for launch

Get set for the exclusive-edition New Nissan LEAF 2.ZERO. It includes ProPILOT technology that makes driving and parking easier and safer...

Promoted: New Nissan LEAF – Ready for launch

The New Nissan LEAF 2.ZERO is an exclusive launch-edition model for the New Nissan LEAF – which is available to buy this January. In addition to an extended all-electric range of up to 235 miles NEDC – thanks to a larger 40kWh lithium-ion battery – the New Nissan LEAF 2.ZERO introduces ProPILOT technology to the Nissan LEAF line-up.

ProPILOT is a collection of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) that makes driving easier and safer. In addition to adaptive cruise control and lane-assist on motorways, ProPILOT can automatically slow your vehicle to a halt in stop-start traffic, before moving again as the traffic flows. It’s effectively a cruise control that takes the stress out of traffic jams.

ProPILOT Park automatically guides the New Nissan LEAF 2.ZERO into a suitable parking spot with a single-button push. It takes control of all steering, acceleration, braking and gear selection, making parking more precise and completely hassle-free.

ProPILOT joins an easy-driving feature that is standard on the New Nissan LEAF. The revolutionary e-Pedal lets you drive using only the accelerator. Press it down, and you get 148bhp and 320Nm from the powerful electric motor. Ease off, and regenerative braking provides enough frictional force to gradually slow the car to a stop. e-Pedal makes driving easier and more enjoyable – and as regenerative braking puts energy back into the battery, it all helps to extend the overall range.

Just another reason why the New Nissan LEAF is leading the way for electric vehicles that are stress-free and efficient to drive.

What the experts think

What Car? has got its hands on the New Nissan LEAF, and was impressed by what it found. “This New Nissan LEAF has a far more aggressive design,” it said. “Of greater importance is the vastly better driving range that the new battery system provides. The New LEAF certainly feels airier than before. With 435 litres of boot space, it should let you carry more luggage than the e-Golf or the BMW i3.

“With its strong performance, increased range, and roomier, more user-friendly interior, the New LEAF is a huge step forward for Nissan. Should you hold off on ordering that e-Golf or Zoe and wait until you can sample the New LEAF? This early drive suggests it could prove to be a wise move.”

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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