Nissan: 2017 Nissan LEAF Press Kit: Overview

Posted on 13. Nov, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

The Nissan LEAF continues to be a best-selling 100-percent electric automobile in a U.S. and a world, with some-more than 100,000 units sole in a U.S. and some-more than 238,000 units worldwide (as of tumble 2016). For 2017, LEAF again provides drivers with a space and operation to accommodate bland needs; an well-developed value tender due to 0 spending on gas, revoke doing and upkeep costs; and a starting cost after taxation incentives allied to a likewise sized gas-powered car.

More importantly, LEAF continues to yield best-in-class1 customary EPA-estimated pushing operation of 107 miles on a singular charge2. For 2017, all LEAF trim levels offer a 30 kWh battery that was formerly usually accessible on LEAF SV and SL grades. Along with a 100-mile and range, a 30 kWh battery can be quick-charged to 80 percent (from a low battery assign warning) in about 30 minutes. Charging on a home charging complement (Level 2, 240V) is estimated to take about 6 hours with a 6.6 kW onboard charger.

Along with saving money, Nissan LEAF owners praise a value as a primary bland automobile – with High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) entrance (check inner regulations), operation that is some-more than twice a normal driver’s daily need3 and LEAF’s instant, well-spoken acceleration and fun-to-drive doing characteristics.

Nissan also offers a singular warranty4 covering defects in materials or workmanship for 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, for a lithium-ion battery pack. Nissan also provides a singular guaranty opposite battery ability detriment subsequent 9 bars of ability as shown on a vehicle’s battery ability spin sign for a initial 8 years or 100,000 miles for all models.

The 107-mile Range
Nissan has been a heading developer of lithium-ion battery record for some-more than 20 years, and a 30 kWh LEAF battery is a good instance of how rather than usually augmenting battery capacity, a association achieved a change between capacity, packaging, continuance and affordability.

Often when battery ability is simply increased, a battery’s continuance and harmony with discerning chargers might deteriorate. The 30 kWh battery pattern adds ability but augmenting battery package distance by improving a dungeon structure of a laminated lithium-ion battery cells. Improved electrode element with revised chemistry regulation in aloft appetite firmness and contributes to extended battery continuance on assign and discharge.

The 30 kWh battery’s modules enclose 8 cells per procedure (192 cells total). Unlike compulsory cylindrical batteries, a thin, compress laminated cells offer some-more coherence in wrapping and pattern applications. The 30 kWh battery container weighs usually 46 pounds some-more than a before 24 kWh battery container and has a same distance and footprint.

The battery powers a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor, rated during 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, that drives a front wheels by a single-speed reducer. The 2017 LEAF has MPGe ratings of 124 city, 101 highway and 112 total fuel economy.

As in before years, a front-wheel expostulate LEAF uses a dedicated Nissan EV tallness with batteries housed in a building for best automobile wrapping and weight distribution. The physique pattern includes a rigid-mounted battery frame, that helps yield larger physique acerbity compared to a compulsory compress car.

Nissan LEAF rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase, with a 175.0-inch altogether length, 69.7-inch breadth and 61.0-inch height. LEAF provides room for 5 adults and about 24 cubic feet of bucket space. Placing a batteries in a building of a automobile provides best weight placement to assistance raise doing and allows for five-passenger seating by not intruding into a cabin space.

The 2017 Nissan LEAF offers a series of charging options, with a assign pier located in a front physique for a 240V horse and unstable trickle-charge wire (110V). A assign pier light and close are standard. The accessible Quick Charge Port (standard on SV and SL, discretionary on S) allows charging to 80 percent ability in about 30 mins during charging stations regulating a CHAdeMO quick charger. There is also a customary photovoltaic solar quarrel spoiler on SL models, that supports charging of a 12-volt battery for automobile accessories.

LEAF SV and SL grades underline a 6.6 kW onboard horse that, regulating a 240V outlet, will assign a battery to 100 percent in about 6 hours. The complement is an choice on LEAF S, that in customary form utilizes a 3.6 kW onboard charger. All LEAF models come with a customary unstable drip assign cable.

Unlike a compulsory inner explosion engine, LEAF has probably 100 percent of a torque accessible from start, delivering smooth, unchanging acceleration and pushing feel identical to a compulsory V6 engine. Smooth float and doing are supposing by use of an eccentric strut cessation with stabilizer bar in front and a torsion lamp behind cessation with integrated stabilizer bar. Nissan LEAF utilizes a vehicle-speed-sensitive electric appetite steering system, while manageable braking is supposing by power-assisted front vented disc/solid behind front brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA).

The customary regenerative braking complement in LEAF helps boost range. By requesting a brakes or shortening speed by vouchsafing off a accelerator, a electric engine acts as an electric generator, converting appetite that would differently be squandered into battery energy. The “B-mode” allows a motorist to rivet an even some-more assertive spin of regenerative braking while decelerating, such as when going down hills. B-mode is offering in further to a normal and Eco expostulate modes.

Because Nissan LEAF does not have an inner explosion engine, Nissan has incorporated an “Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians” system, that is designed to warning pedestrians that a automobile is approaching. When pushing during low speeds, a complement emits a sound from a orator during a front of a vehicle. When a vehicle’s speed reaches 19 mph, pedestrians are means to hear a automobile relocating and a “approaching sound” automatically turns off. If a automobile speed drops subsequent 16 mph, a sound comes on again.

Uniquely Styled Exterior
The Nissan LEAF extraneous facilities a alloy of worldly aerodynamic government with a pattern leisure supposing by a EV layout. The smooth, superb transformation of a physique starts from a low, compress hood, moves by a iconic shoulder impression line and on toward a vast behind spoiler. The long, up-slanting headlights separate and route airflow divided from a doorway mirrors, shortening breeze sound and drag.

LED low-beam headlights, that devour about half of a electricity of halogen headlights, are customary on LEAF SL. The slim-type aerodynamic LED taillight pattern and frail corners mix with a aerodynamic behind fender with behind diffuser to conduct a aerodynamics of a behind finish but compromising interior roominess. Nissan LEAF’s fellow of drag is 0.28.

The extraneous also utilizes a prosaic underbody (including a vast front prosaic building cover, electric engine area undercover, front clandestine and behind diffuser with fins) to assistance conduct airflow underneath a vehicle. An innovative vortex-shedding, roof-mounted receiver is one of many pattern elements used to assistance revoke breeze noise. Other noise-reduction facilities embody a quiet-operation windshield wiper motor, a sound-insulation windshield pattern and a dual-isolated, motor-mounting system. The five-door hatchback pattern also facilities chrome doorway handles, aerodynamic outward mirrors and a vast hothouse to yield a splendid interior environment. Heated outward mirrors are customary on SV and SL grades.

Two opposite circle designs are offered: 16-inch steel wheels with full circle covers for LEAF S and separate five-spoke, 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels for LEAF SV and SL. Bridgestone Ecopia 205/55R16 all-season tires are used with a S grade, while 215/50R17 Michelin Energy Saver all-season tires are customary on SV and SL.

Eight extraneous colors are available: Forged Bronze, Coulis Red, Deep Blue Pearl, Gun Metallic, Brilliant Silver, Super Black, Glacier White and Pearl White6.

Distinctive “EV Touch” Interior
The ample Nissan LEAF interior offers a pleasingly complicated pattern with a bright, welcoming atmosphere. The wide, high-tech instrument quarrel pattern is dominated by a twin multiple scale arrangement in front of a motorist and a core “floating” C-stack with a 5.0-inch tone LCD displaye (S grade) for use with a customary NissanConnect.

The digital “eyebrow” arrangement during a tip of a instrument quarrel provides high prominence for a Eco indicator and speedometer, while a revoke glass clear scale arrangement houses a commission character state-of-charge meter, appetite meter, battery heat gauge, multi-function display, remaining appetite gauge, ability spin sign and distance-to-empty display.

A 7.0-inch arrangement with multi-touch control is customary on SV and SL grades. The prosaic quarrel core C-stack cluster includes a tone guard for a customary RearView Monitor and control of a audio and meridian systems, as good as a Around View® Monitor5 (available on SV and SL).

For 2017, LEAF SV and SL grades embody customary NissanConnectSM with Navigation– featuring a 7.0-inch tone arrangement with multi-touch control, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, HD radio, SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel LinkTM for weather, fuel prices, film listings, batch info and sports (SiriusXM® subscription required, sole separately). The charging shade information is automatically updated each time a ignition is incited on and with each 12 miles of driving.

An “Eco route” underline for a accessible navigation complement suggests power-saving choice routes, and a complement also displays “reachable area,” as good as arrangement a preference of circuitously charging stations, that is updated with each 12 miles of driving.

The NissanConnect EV complement (no-charge subscription required), that is also customary on SV and SL grades, allows remote tie to a vehicle, providing monitoring of battery state-of-charge, start charging eventuality control and branch on a heating and atmosphere conditioning complement before to entering a vehicle. Nissan LEAF drivers can use web-enabled mobile phones to spin on meridian control and set charging functions remotely (SV and SL models only), even when a automobile is powered down. An onboard timer can also be automatic to start a charging eventuality (standard on all grades).

With a customary Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant7, drivers can conduct incoming content messages around voice control but holding their hands from a circle or eyes off a road. Drivers are alerted to an incoming content and, after initiating a system, can hear a content review out shrill and respond around voice recognition, or around a steering circle switches regulating pre-set answers such as “driving, can’t text,” “on my way,” “running late,” “okay” or a tradition message.

The Nissan LEAF interior also includes customary exhilarated front bucket seats and a 60/40 separate folding behind chair and behind HVAC duct. LEAF SV chair fabric is done with bio-PET materials, that are also used for a behind doorway trim, roof trim and headliner, carpeting and a series of other interior pieces such as a doorway panels and core console storage cover. LEAF SL includes customary leather-appointed seats. Rear bucket space measures a full 24 cubic feet with a 2nd quarrel chair upright. There is 30 cubic feet of bucket space with a customary 60/40-split behind chair folded down.

The core console area includes a palm shifter for a “shift by wire” expostulate selector. The customary three-spoke steering circle (heated and leather-wrapped on SV and SL grades) houses controls for journey control (now customary on all grades), audio complement and customary Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System. SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sole separately) is also standard, with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver customary on SL models.

Three audio systems are offered, starting with an AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD playback capability, 4 speakers and 5.0-inch tone LCD arrangement for LEAF S. LEAF SV and SL supplement dual additional speakers and a 7.0-inch display. The Energy Efficient Series Bose® reward audio complement with 7 speakers is partial of a Premium Package choice on SV and SL models.

Two interior colors are offered: Black (S, SV, SL) or Light Gray (SV only).

Standard LEAF reserve systems embody Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front atmosphere bags with chair belt sensors and newcomer sequence sensor, front seat-mounted side impact supplemental atmosphere bags, roof-mounted screen side impact supplemental atmosphere bags for front and rear-seat outboard newcomer conduct protection, three-point ALR/ELR chair belts (driver’s chair ELR only) with pretensioners and bucket limiters, child chair top fasten anchor, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) complement and child reserve behind doorway locks. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) are also customary on all LEAF models.

Three Well-Equipped Models, Two Option Packages
The 2016 Nissan LEAF is offering in 3 well-equipped models: LEAF S, LEAF SV and LEAF SL. Standard facilities embody a six-way primer driver’s seat, four-way primer front passenger’s seat, outing mechanism (instant and normal appetite consumption, pushing time, outward heat and liberty range), Automatic Temperature Control (ATC), core console storage, RearView Monitor and 3.6 kW onboard charger. Other customary apparatus includes Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start, appetite windows with driver’s window one-touch automobile up/down, appetite doorway thatch with automobile locking feature, remote assign pier doorway release, dual cupholders, 4 bottle holders, non-static few windshield wipers, a 12-volt appetite opening and 16-inch steel wheels with full circle covers and NissanConnect.

The Nissan LEAF SV indication adds a Quick Charge Port, 6.6 kW onboard charger, NissanConnect with Navigation, NissanConnect EV, 7.0-inch tone arrangement with multi-touch control, six-speaker audio system, a hybrid heater complement that provides higher cold continue opening while immoderate reduction energy, exhilarated outward mirrors and steering wheel, partially recycled cloth chair fabric, newcomer side map slot and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

The 2016 LEAF SL indication adds a photovoltaic solar quarrel spoiler, haze lights, LED low lamp automobile on/off headlights, bucket cover, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, auto-dimming inside mirror, leather-appointed seats, exhilarated behind chair and bucket cover.

Just dual choice packages are offered. The Quick Charge Package (S class only) includes a 6.6 kW onboard horse and Quick Charge Port, while a Premium Package (SV and SL grades) offers a modernized Around View® Monitor5 and Energy Efficient Series Bose® seven-speaker audio.

A Roadside Assistance module is offering for 36 months during no charge. The modernized lithium-ion battery container carries an industry-competitive singular warranty4 of 8 years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first. Under a New Electric Vehicle Limited Warranty, Nissan will strengthen opposite battery ability detriment subsequent 9 bars of ability as shown on a vehicle’s battery ability spin sign for a initial 8 years or 100,000 miles.

The 2017 Nissan LEAF is fabricated in a U.S. during Nissan’s Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, with battery public holding place subsequent doorway in Nissan’s Battery Assembly Plant.

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  1. Comparison formed on MY17 LEAF vs. 2017 and 2016 non-luxury 100% electric automobile competitors (Source: fueleconomy.gov). MY17 EPA operation of 107 miles. Actual operation might change formed on pushing conditions. Use for comparison only.
  2. 2017 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate Nissan LEAF 2017 S, SV SL Trim: 2017 EPA Fuel Economy Estimate 124 city, 101 highway. Based on EPA regulation of 33.7 kW/hour equal to one gallon of gasoline energy, EPA rated a LEAF® homogeneous to 124 MPGe totalled as gasoline fuel potency in city driving, and 101 MPGe in highway driving. Actual mileage might change with pushing conditions — use for comparison only. 2017 EPA operation of 107 miles.
  3. Source: Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS).
  4.  For finish information concerning coverage, conditions and exclusions, see your Nissan play and review a tangible New Vehicle Limited Warranty booklet.
  5. Parking aid/convenience feature. Cannot totally discharge blind spots. May not detect each intent and does not advise of relocating objects. Always check vicinity and spin to demeanour behind we before relocating vehicle.
  6. Extra cost option.
  7. Use a content messaging underline after interlude your automobile in a protected location. If we have to use a underline while driving, practice impassioned counsel during all times so full courtesy might be given to automobile operation. Compatible smartphone required. Text rates and/or information use might apply.

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