2015 Nissan Leaf’s reputation of being one of the most popular electric cars around should be enough to raise the level of excitement for the fifth version. On the exterior, you may not find much to comment about because it looks somewhat same as the previous year model. However, Nissan claims that this one will have more usability because of additional interior features.
Exterior and Interior Details of 2015 Nissan Leaf
Undoubtedly, the vehicle is compact and its design is unique. Some of its distinct features include the unusually sloping front, which makes the hood almost non-existent. Moreover, there is no grille per se. The sheet metal covers the hood and the front. The grille like feature appears at the bottom along with two fog lights flanking it. The headlamps are the highlights of the front, which are strategically shaped and run as far as to the base of the windshield. The rear design is again different but highly artistic with taillights bordering the trunk lid.
The interior is a mix of conventional styling with basic controls, which look well sorted. The seats can accommodate 4 people and amazingly there is ample headroom. The dashboard displays a variety of information through speedometer, clock, and temperature measurement instrument; they are all situated behind the steering wheel. In the center, there is a display screen, which conveys information regarding energy used, maps, recharging spots, and driving range.
Engine and Mileage Details of 2015 Nissan Leaf
If you have driven electric cars before, you will appreciate Leaf for its fuss free driving. Nevertheless, if it is going to be your first electric car, you may develop a strong liking for electric vehicles. The electric motor provides the Leaf with 80 kilowatt of power, which is equivalent to 107 horsepower and a torque of 187 lb.ft. It powers itself from a battery pack of 24-kwatt. Hence, when driving, the vehicle is capable of providing decent acceleration. However, for extra power, you will be required to step hard on the accelerator to make the motor reach its highest power level.
2015 Nissan Leaf Date of Release and Price
It will be available sometime in late 2015 with a base price of $29,010.
Tests have shown that the Leaf is capable of masking engine noise, which ensures a calm interior environment. It is a car that helps keep the environment cleaner. Moreover, because of its compact design, you should not have any parking woes. Overall, 2015 Nissan Leaf qualifies for a practical city car.