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Nissan LEAF e N-TEC

Nissan LEAF e+ N-TEC: 239 mile range, £32,795

The new Nissan LEAF e+ N-TEC has a 62kWh capacity battery, a 239 mile electric range (WLTP combined), 217PS of power, 340Nm of torque, and will cost £32,795 after the £3,500 UK government plug-in car grant.

The LEAF e+ was previously available only as a range-topping Tekna version. The new N-TEC edition, limited to just 1,000 examples, is based on the N-Connecta grade of the 40kWh line-up, but with added technology and styling, complementing the higher capacity 62kWh battery.

The N-TEC specification adds:

• LED Pack and LED fog lights with cornering function (usually £495 option)

• ProPILOT with Lane Keep Assist & Traffic Jam Pilot (usually £595 option)

• Electronic Parking Brake

• Metallic Blue Front Splitter

• Revised e+ suspension set-up

The LEAF e+ N-TEC is available with the following finance campaign, now available until 31st March 2020 as part of Nissan’s Red Tag Event:

• 4.99% APR PCP with nil customer deposit

• £500 Nissan Deposit Contribution

The price is £3,100 less than the e+ Tekna, placing the e+ N-TEC between the 40kWh Tekna version (£29,345 after the plug-in car grant) and the top-grade e+ Tekna 62kWh (£35,895 after the plug-in car grant). Another benefit for company car drivers is that from 6th April 2020, fully electric cars like the LEAF will pay 0% Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) rate.

With the Nissan LEAF e+, the newly-developed 62kWh battery pack offers 55% more capacity and 25% improvement in energy density while retaining a similar shape and size to the 40kWh LEAF battery pack; all without compromising the vehicle’s exterior design and interior space.This has given the LEAF e+ a significantly increased driving range of up to 239 miles (WLTP combined mode) on a single battery charge. Maximum power output and torque have been also improved to 217PS and 340 Nm, respectively, delivering more powerful acceleration (0-62mph time of 6.9 seconds). The top speed of 98 mph has also increased from the 40kWh version by approximately 10%.