Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF 62kWh with 239 mile range now starts from £32,695 – and there’s even better news

There’s now a new entry-level 62kWh Nissan LEAF e+ N-Connecta with a 239 mile range which starts from £32,695, after the £3,000 Plug-in Car Grant. But the big news is that you can now adjust the LEAF’s steering wheel for reach; in our view, not being able to do this so far has been the biggest barrier to LEAF ownership to date, as many people – including ourselves – have never been able to get a good driving position in a LEAF, so well done Nissan.

The introduction of the e+ N-Connecta to the LEAF range creates a new entry-grade for 62kWh battery capacity models. LEAF e+ N-Connecta versions start from £32,695.

This new 62kWh grade matches the specification offered on N-Connecta 40kWh models while benefiting from a higher capacity battery, delivering 239 miles of range (WLTP), up to 217PS power, 340Nm of torque and a 0-62mph time of 6.9 seconds.

Meanwhile the price of the range-topping e+ Tekna 62kWh has been reduced by £1,685 to £34,710.

LEAF Acenta and N-Connecta 40kWh and LEAF N-TEC 62kWh see no price changes, with only Tekna 40kWh versions receiving a price adjustment of £315 to include Nissan’s Intelligent Rearview Mirror as standard.

ProPILOT, Nissan’s advanced Driver Assistance technology, and ProPILOT Parking Assist option packs also benefit from a price reduction. ProPILOT is now £145 cheaper on N-Connecta versions at £450, whilst ProPILOT Parking Assist is £295 less, available for £795 on Tekna grades. More than half of LEAFs sold have been equipped with ProPILOT.

The new Intelligent Rearview Mirror – standard from Tekna or a £395 option on N-Connecta versions – features a built-in LCD monitor displaying images from a high-resolution camera mounted on the rear of the vehicle. Drivers can switch between the LCD monitor and the standard rearview mirror, depending on the driver’s preference. The driver is able to see unobstructed views behind the car through the clear video imagery, as well as use the rearview mirror to check on passengers and pets in the rear.

Blind Spot Intervention is now standard across all grades adding another safety feature to the already comprehensive suite of driver assistance technologies.

UK sales of the second-generation LEAF are up 56% year-on-year in 2020 (Jan-Sept vs. Jan-Sept 2019).

Pricing for the whole Nissan LEAF range is as follows:

Nissan LEAF Acenta

£26,845

Entry level version

40kWh battery – 168 miles (WLTP)

Nissan LEAF N-Connecta

£28,145 

40kWh battery – 168 miles (WLTP)

Nissan LEAF Tekna

£30,160

High spec version

40kWh battery – 168 miles (WLTP)

Nissan LEAF e+ N-Connecta

£32,695

Entry level e+ grade

62kWh battery – 239 miles (WLTP)

Nissan LEAF e+ N-TEC

£33,295 

Limited Edition e+ grade

62kWh battery – 239 miles (WLTP)

Nissan LEAF e+ Tekna

£34,710 

Halo e+ grade

62kWh battery – 239 miles (WLTP)

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