Price of the Nissan LEAF has dropped by RM20,000
Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) today introduced the 2023 new Nissan LEAF Electric Vehicle (EV), which is an upgraded version of the second generation which debuted in 2019.
Mechanically, the LEAF is identical to the outgoing model which comes with a 40 kWh battery and an electric motor rated that produces 150 PS and 320 Nm of torque. Capable of sprinting from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, the LEAF can hit a top speed of 155 km/h and covers up to 311 km with a fully charged battery. Speaking of charging, the 350 volt battery can now be charged using a Type 2 port in about seven hours.
The charging port can accept two types of connectors – CHAdeMO for DC fast-charging up to 50kW or Type 2 (previously Type 1) for AC charging up to 6.6kW. For emergencies, there is also a portable Type 2 cable which can plug into the 3-point electrical outlets. DC charging is fast and a 0% to 100% charge can be done in about 1 hour.
New safety features have been added to the 2023 Nissan LEAF, namely Intelligent Lane Intervention; Intelligent Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist, and Intelligent Rear View Mirror.
Inside, the changes for the 2023 model year include a new Brand Identity badge on the steering wheel, upgrade of the center display panel to a larger 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for connecting with smartphones.
Bluetooth connectivity is also available and hands free operation of certain features is possible with Voice Recognition.
In terms of space, folding the 60:40 split-folding rear backrests down will expand the volume by 170% to 1,176 litres. In this configuration, even a full-sized bicycle can be carried with no wheel detached.
Still there is the Nissan LEAF's revolutionary e-Pedal technology which lets drivers start, accelerate, decelerate to a complete stop by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to just the accelerator pedal.
For 2023, the advanced design of the Nissan LEAF has received updates with a new Full-black Aero Front Grille, which features the new Nissan Brand logo for a distinctive brand Identity. It is flanked by headlights with integrated LED day time running lights and now has black inner finishing for a more stylish appearance.
The front bumper has also been redesigned while at the rear; the Aero Spoiler has a new design with enhanced aerodynamic performance while the diffuser panel below the bumper has grey accents. The 5-spoke 17-inch alloy rims have been given a more aggressive look to indicate the sportiness, which the Nissan LEAF also possesses.
To strengthen the visual effect of the floating roof, the Nissan LEAF is offered with exclusive exterior finishes with the roof in Super Black and customers have a choice of up to 7 exciting colours: Stealth Grey, Opera Mauve, Akatsuki Sunrise Copper, Burgundy, Vivid Blue, Pure White Pearl or Midnight Black.
The interior colour for the leather upholstery comes in either Graphite Black or Stone Grey.launched in 2019 and comes with new features that increase the driving excitement and pleasure in the age of electrification.
Customers may purchase the new Nissan LEAF for RM168,888 (with tax exemptions and FOC road tax, excluding insurance) and enjoy peace-of-mind with a 3 years or 100,000km vehicle warranty and 8 years or 160,000km warranty for the lithium-ion battery. With 20,000km scheduled service intervals, the Nissan LEAF only cost ~RM300/year – this makes it extremely affordable to maintain as well.
Alternatively, the new Nissan LEAF is offered with the LEAF Subscription Plan that provides customers with a Worry-Free ownership experience. With the subscription plan, no down payment is
required and owners pay a monthly subsription of RM1,800 for a 3-year contract. (Terms and conditions apply).
With the LEAF Subscription Plan, customers are not tied to the car for many years as the terms are shorter. Furthermore, should they wish to upgrade to other Nissan models at the end of the subscription term, they can easily do so with no worries about disposing the car first; simply return the Nissan Leaf and choose another Nissan or just end the 3-year plan.
Those who purchase the model will receive a complimentary 12 months of JomCharge membership (worth RM600) for recharging their car at public chargers (107 units AC Type 2 chargers and 30 units DC CHAdeMO quick chargers with 600 credits nationwide) as well as complimentary Ice Cool Tinting worth RM2,200. For customers using the LEAF Subscription Plan, there is a 50% discount on Ice Cool Tinting and a RM300 subsidy for 12 months JomCharge membership.
As an exclusive privilege for new Nissan LEAF owners, ETCM also offers complimentary usage of selected Nissan models for 23 days each year (terms and conditions apply) during the first 3 years of ownership. This will be useful should they have special travelling needs for their balik kampung trips or other exciting adventures. The models available are the X-Trail SUV, Serena MPV and Navara pick-up.