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News / 12-08-17

Thai Motor Expo: 2018 Nissan Leaf makes regional debut

By C! Magazine Staff


The next generation in Nissan Intelligent Mobility technology

Nissan unveiled the 2018 Nissan Leaf at the 34th International Bangkok Motor Expo, pioneering the electric vehicle market in Thailand. With 291,000 units already sold, the Leaf is one of the most successful electric vehicle platforms in the world. For 2018, the Nissan Leaf features a new powertrain, with a focus on linear driving performance with a power output of 148 bhp, 38% more than the previous generation. Torque has also increased by 26% to 236 foot pounds, increasing acceleration dramatically. Noteworthy is the increase in driving range. Thanks to the 40kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the 2018 Leaf offers a range of 400km.

The latest e-Pedal technology is included in the 2018 Leaf, which allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate, stop, and hold the car by using the accelerator pedal. ProPILOT, a single-lane autonomous driving technology and ProPilot Park assist the driver in maneuvering and daily driving tasks. Safety also comes in the form of rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, and an around view monitor. Charging times have improved with a full charge taking only 8 hours, and a quick charge to 80% taking only 40 minutes. Full mobile connectivity with Apple and Android devices is standard, together with the usual Bluetooth and USB port options.