Nissan Leaf will go on sale in the coming months and it has claimed electric range of 400 km in the JC08 cycle
Nissan Motor India Pvt Ltd has been around for quite a while now but it has not tasted big success in the domestic market yet. The arrival of the Kicks premium SUV has lifted the mood a little bit but it is a far cry from carrying the brand to future sustainability, as new products definitely need to come in to take a stand.
While alliance partner Renault having two popular nameplates such as Duster and Kwid, Nissan has been marred by the badge engineered vehicles with Terrano taking the credit for enduring modest success. However, things could change in the near future as the iconic Japanese plots entry of global premium vehicles.
Nissan has enjoyed worldly recognition with the Leaf electric hatchback as it set the sales charts on fire in the last few years and its India launch has already been confirmed for this year. Additionally, the e-Power technology is also expected to make an impact as it has considerable advantages over the conventional battery-powered vehicles.
The company will introduce the second generation Leaf in India and it has been in business in the international markets since 2017. Nissan has been expanding the reach of the zero-emission vehicle across Asian countries and India is also in line. The Leaf comes equipped with an EM57 electric motor capable of 150 PS and 320 Nm peak torque.
The electric hatchback can be fully charged in 16 hours using 3 kW charger while a 6 kW charger reduces the time by half. Using a fast charger, the Leaf can be replenished up to 80 per cent in just 40 minutes. The claimed range stands at 400 km on a single charge using the JC08 testing cycle.
Having been spotted testing again alongside Note e-Power, the launch of the Leaf EV could be sooner than expected and it will act as a technology showcase for the brand. Hyundai will bring in the electrified Kona SUV with lower capacity battery pack along the course of this year as well.