Nissan: At a Glance: 2017 Nissan LEAF

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, Nissan provides best-in-class operation opposite all trim levels by charity 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.

The 30 kWh battery pattern adds ability but augmenting battery package stretch by improving a dungeon structure of a laminated lithium-ion battery cells. Improved electrode element with revised chemistry regulation in aloft appetite firmness and 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.

All 2017 LEAF models underline a high-response, 80kW AC synchronous engine that generates 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, providing a rarely responsive, fun-to-drive knowledge that consumers mostly pattern from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles. Unlike inner explosion engine-equipped vehicles, LEAF has no tailpipe, that means there is no glimmer of CO2 or other hothouse gases. All LEAF models embody 3 expostulate modes: Normal, Eco-Mode and B-Mode.

Nissan offers a singular warranty2 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 2017 Nissan LEAF offers a space and operation to accommodate each day needs while also providing an well-developed value tender due to 0 spending on gas, revoke upkeep costs and a starting cost after taxation incentives rival with a allied gas-powered car.

The particular extraneous styling is characterized by sharp, honest V-shaped pattern featuring long, up-slanting halogen headlights. LED low lamp headlights and haze lights are customary on LEAF SL models. The headlights separate and route airflow divided from a doorway mirrors, shortening breeze sound and drag.

Other extraneous facilities embody customary back spoiler, prosaic underbody with back diffuser and aerodynamically done LED taillights. The assign pier is dark underneath a tiny doorway located in a front of a vehicle, with a customary light and doorway close feature. The five-door hatchback pattern also facilities chrome doorway handles, aerodynamic outward mirrors and a vast hothouse to yield a splendid interior environment. The aerodynamic pattern regulation in a low fellow of drag of usually 0.28.

Inside, a digital instrument row includes a speedometer, battery heat gauge, appetite meter, remaining appetite gauge, ability spin gauge, distance-to-empty arrangement and expostulate mode indicator. A percent state-of-charge arrangement is featured in a outing computer. LEAF SV and SV models also arrangement “reachable area,” as good as arrangement a preference of circuitously charging stations on a NissanConnect info screen.

All class levels embody customary Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and RearView Monitor. Nissan’s modernized Around View® Monitor3, that helps yield a practical 360-degree perspective of objects around a vehicle, is offering as partial of a Premium Package for SV and SL grades. The Premium Package also includes a seven-speaker Energy Efficient Series Bose® reward audio system.

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.

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 reserve facilities embody 6 atmosphere bags, four-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).

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.

Highlights of a 2017 Nissan LEAF include:


  • Body designed for aerodynamic potency with 0.28 fellow of drag
  • 106.3-inch wheelbase, 175.0-inch altogether length, 69.7-inch width, 61.0-inch height
  • Standard back spoiler, prosaic underbody with back diffuser
  • Aerodynamically done headlights (standard LED low lamp on SL grade) designed to assistance revoke drag and breeze noise
  • Slim-type aerodynamic LED taillights
  • Available haze lights (standard on SL)
  • Available involuntary on/off headlights (standard on SL)
  • Body-color front and back bumpers
  • Charge ports located above front grille
  • Standard assign pier light and doorway lock
  • Portable drip assign wire (110V)
  • Available photovoltaic solar row spoiler (standard on SL)
  • Available twin appetite remote-controlled exhilarated outward mirrors (standard on SV, SL)
  • Chrome outward doorway handles
  • Fixed vortex-shedding roof antenna
  • Eight accessible extraneous colors: Forged Bronze, Coulis Red, Deep Blue Pearl, Brilliant Silver, Gun Metallic, Super Black, Glacier White and Pearl White

Motor and Driveline

  • Front motor/front-wheel drive
  • Single speed rigging reducer
  • Battery housed in a building for best automobile wrapping and weight distribution
  • Laminated 30 kWh lithium-ion battery with 24 compact, eight-cell modules
  • High-response 80kW AC synchronous motor
  • 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6 kW onboard horse (LEAF S)
  • Available 6.6 kW onboard horse that reduces 240V charging time to about 6 hours for a full assign (standard on SV and SL, discretionary on S)
  • 107-mile EPA estimated operation on a entirely charged 30 kWh battery (battery ability decreases with time and use; tangible operation will change depending on driving/charging habits, speed, conditions, weather, heat and battery age)
  • Available Quick Charge Port – allows charging to 80 percent ability in 30 mins during fast-charging stations (standard on SV and SL, discretionary on S)
  • Shift-by-wire expostulate selector
  • Three customary expostulate modes: Normal, Eco-Mode and B-Mode
  • Standard Hill Start Assist

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Independent strut front cessation with stabilizer bar
  • Torsion lamp back cessation with integrated stabilizer bar
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive electric appetite steering
  • Regenerative braking system, permitting LEAF to furnish a possess electric appetite for storage in a battery
  • Power-assisted front vented disc/solid back front brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
  • 16-inch steel wheels with full covers with 205/55R16 Bridgestone Ecopia all-season tires (S grade)
  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 215/50R17 Michelin Energy Saver all-season tires (SV, SL grades)
  • Tire correct kit

Interior Features

  • Modern interior pattern with “floating” C-stack
  • Five-passenger seating capacity
  • Six-way primer driver’s seat, four-way primer front passenger’s seat
  • Available chair fabric partially done with bio suede PET materials (SV)
  • Available leather-appointed seating (SL)
  • Heated front seats
  • Available exhilarated back seats (SL)
  • 60/40-split folding back seat
  • Available exhilarated leather-wrapped steering circle (SV and SL)
  • Rear HVAC duct
  • Available newcomer chair pockets (SV and SL)
  • High peculiarity gauges with singular EV-IT pattern for discerning communication with driver
  • Digital gauges: Speedometer, battery temperature, appetite meter, remaining appetite gauge, ability spin gauge, stretch to dull display, Eco indicator, outward heat gauge
  • Standard outing mechanism (percent state-of-charge, present and normal appetite consumption, pushing time, outward heat and liberty range)
  • Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
  • Available hybrid heater complement (standard on SV and SL)
  • Center console storage
  • Palm shifter
  • AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD-ROM playback capability and 4 speakers (S), customary six-speaker complement on SV and SL
  • Available seven-speaker Energy Efficient Series Bose® reward audio complement (SV and SL)
  • Auxiliary submit jack and USB Connection Port for iPod® and other concordant devices
  • Standard Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start
  • Power windows with driver’s window one-touch automobile up/down
  • Power doorway thatch with automobile locking feature
  • Remote assign doorway release
  • Two cupholders (front core console), 4 bottle holders (door panels)
  • Variable few windshield wipers
  • 12-volt appetite outlet
  • Front and back support grips
  • Floor and case carpeting
  • Available bucket cover (standard on SL)
  • Standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Standard NissanConnect with (S model)
  • Available NissanConnect with Navigation (standard on SV and SL)
  • Available NissanConnect EV, permitting for remote tie to automobile – ensure battery state of charge/charging status, start charging event, spin on HVAC complement (standard on SV and SL)
  • Standard Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant4
  • Standard SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sole separately)
  • Available HD Radio (standard on SV and SL)
  • Standard Roadside Assistance module (no assign for 36 months)
  • Available HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (standard on SL)
  • Standard RearView Monitor
  • Available Around View® Monitor (optional on SV and SL)
  • Two accessible interior colors – Black (S, SV, SL) and Light Gray (SV)

Safety and Security

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front atmosphere bags with chair belt sensors and passenger sequence sensor
  • Front seat-mounted side impact supplemental atmosphere bags
  • Roof-mounted screen side impact supplemental atmosphere bags for front and rear-seat outboard passenger 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) system
  • Child reserve back doorway locks
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Zone Body construction with front and back press zones
  • Side doorway ensure beams
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
  • Vehicle Security System (VSS)

Models and Manufacturing

  • Offered as 3 well-equipped models: Nissan LEAF S, LEAF SV and LEAF SL
  • Vehicles and batteries fabricated in Smyrna, Tennessee

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  • 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.
  • For finish information concerning coverage, conditions and exclusions, see your Nissan play and review a tangible New Vehicle Limited Warranty booklet.
  • 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.
  • 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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