September 30, 2023

Having beforehand teased its arrival, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) has now introduced that the facelifted second-generation Nissan Leaf will formally go on sale in Malaysia from March 10. The up to date ZE1 arrives in a single variant kind, largely similar in specification to the pre-facelift mannequin that was launched right here in 2019.

By way of design components, the refresh, which happened final 12 months, doesn’t include many revisions. Externally, the adjustments are led by a brand new black aero grille, a redesigned decrease bumper and new black inserts within the headlights. Additionally happening are restyled wheels, a redesigned rear spoiler, a grey-accent diffuser and the model’s new brand.

Inside, the cabin will get a brand new eight-inch NissanConnect touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay integration, a brand new digital sensible rear-view mirror and naturally, the brand new brand on its steering wheel.

Apart from that, the inside gear seen beforehand continues on, with gadgets on the checklist together with computerized air-conditioning with a timer operate, keyless entry and begin in addition to seats trimmed in leather-based/Alcantara. The beforehand supplied inside color schemes of Graphite Black and Stone Gray stay.

No mechanical adjustments, so the Leaf continues to be supplied within the single battery capability configuration beforehand out there right here. That is the bottom 40 kWh battery variant, wiith an EM57 electrical motor rated at 150 PS (148 hp) and 320 Nm driving the entrance wheels. Efficiency figures embrace a 0-100 km.h time of seven.9 seconds and a 155 km/h prime velocity.

As earlier than, the 40 kWh lithium-ion battery gives the Leaf as much as 311 km of journey vary (based mostly on the NEDC take a look at cycle). Recharging the 350 volt battery is by way of a Kind 2 port (beforehand, Kind 1), which continues to be positioned on the automotive’s nostril – no change to the automotive’s onboard 6.6 kW AC charger, so it should once more take roughly seven hours to totally cost the battery.

There’s additionally DC charging, wherein the CHAdeMo format has been retained. Because it was beforehand, the Leaf is able to receiving as much as 50 kW by way of the separate DC port, and cost time to full is an hour. There’s additionally a transportable cable, which gives three-pin AC charging to be carried out, and this now comes with a Kind 2 connector. At 3.6 kw, it should take 12 hours to juice up the battery by way of this route.

The protection package checklist contains six airbags (entrance, aspect, curtain), Automobile Dynamic Management (VDC), ABS, EBD, brake help and Hill Begin Help, whereas the Nissan Clever Mobility suite of driver help programs now provides on Lane Intervention and Lane Departure Warning in addition to excessive beam help to its repertoire..

These be a part of Ahead Collision Warning (FCW) with Ahead Emergency Braking (FEB), Round View Monitor (I-AVM) with Shifting Object Detection (I-MOD), Driver Alertness (I-DA), Journey Management and Hint Management, which was on the pre-facelift.

Elsewhere, the Leaf will get a revised color palette with seven exterior finishes-to choose from, all offered in dual-tone with the roof painted in Tremendous Black. Accessible shades for the automotive are Stealth Gray, Vivid Blue, Midnight Black, Pure White Pearl, Burgundy, Opera Mauve and Akatsuki Dawn Copper.

Lastly, pricing. The 2023 Nissan Leaf facelift is priced at RM168,888 on-the-road with out insurance coverage. This makes it cheaper than the pre-facelift, which was priced at RM188,888 when it was launched in 2019, earlier than being revised to RM168,800 after which subsequently, RM175,800. The Leaf comes a three-year/100,000 km automobile guarantee and an eight-year/160,000 km battery guarantee.