Japanese manufacturer Nissan has unveiled a new version of the all-electric Leaf called the Black Edition.

This new all-black model is based on the model’s Acenta trim level and adds exterior features such as 16-inch black alloy wheels, black door mirror caps and black rear roof spoiler. Other new features include LED headlamps, illuminated entry guards and privacy glass.

The Black Edition also comes with the latest version of Nissan’s NissanConnect EV telematics system – which helps you to manage and track your Leaf’s status through your smartphone – and the new around view monitor technology as standard.

The latest version of the Leaf has a range of up to 155 miles, thanks to its improved 30kWh power unit.

This special edition model will be available in Europe between March and August 2017, with the first 1,000 European customers receiving a free Wi-Fi hotspot accessory, capable of connecting eight devices.

Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles at Nissan Europe, said: “The Nissan LEAF Black Edition offers our customers stylish, premium design in an affordable mass-market 100 percent electric vehicle.

“We are committed to delivering innovation that excites and this vehicle does just that, with our leading Around View Monitor technology offering customers a more confident drive – embodying Nissan Intelligent Mobility.”

This release was accompanied by the news that Nissan Leaf sales have risen by 10 per cent in the first half of this year, while the e-NV200 has recorded sales 34 per cent up on the same time last year.

Dunsmore continued: “Europe’s electric vehicle market is growing at an extraordinary pace as motorists across the continent switch on to the multiple benefits that electric mobility provides.

“As part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, it is our aim to offer customers around the world a safer and more sustainable future through our electric vehicle range including, the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200. By driving sales, we are encouraging increasing numbers of drivers to switch to EVs and ultimately, move towards to a zero-emission future.”


November 10, 2016