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2018 Nissan LEAF named ‘2018 World Green Car of the Year’ Includes Complete Specs


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NEW YORK – The all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF, the world's best-selling electric vehicle, was named the "2018 World Green Car" at the 2018 New York International Auto Show. LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company's vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.

The first all-electric vehicle to win the World Green Car award since the category's inception in 2016, the 2018 Nissan LEAF has been reinvented for its second generation. Available in showrooms today, the new Nissan LEAF combines greater range1 with a dynamic new design and the latest Nissan Intelligent Mobility features including ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, automatic emergency braking and more.

"We're very proud that since Nissan LEAF launched in 2010, we've been able to put more than 300,000 zero-emission electric vehicles on the road worldwide, helping to reduce carbon footprints around the globe," said Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President, Global Marketing and Sales, Zero Emission Vehicle and Battery Business; Chairman of Management Committee for Japan/A&O (Japan, Asia, Oceania Business); Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.,. "We're honored to be recognized by this esteemed jury and proud to continue to expand the vision of Nissan Intelligent Mobility."

The 2018 Nissan LEAF rose to the top among a list of five initial category entries and was the stand-alone EV in the running. Jurors considered the vehicle's overall environmental impact including tailpipe emissions and fuel consumption upon selecting the overall winner.

The previous-generation Nissan LEAF was named "World Car of the Year" in 2011 and remains the only pure electric vehicle to win that award in its 14-year history. 

2018 Nissan LEAF Specifications

Specifications are based on latest product information available at the time of release

Mechanical

Mechanical and Platform

S

SV

SL

High-response 110-kW AC synchronous electric motor (EM57)

S

40-kWh laminated lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, 192 cells

S

147 horsepower @ 3,282 ~ 9,795 rpm

S

236 lb-ft of torque @ 0~3283 rpm

S

6.6-kW onboard charger (6.0 kW output)
Charging time1 (est.)                220V ~ 7.5 hrs
110V ~ 35 hrs 
Quick Charge 40 min to 80%

S

 

O

S

 

S

S

 

S

Portable trickle charge cable (110V EVSE)

S

Range2: EPA-estimated range – 150 miles (Battery capacity decreases with time and use. Actual range will vary depending upon driving/charging habits, speed, conditions, weather, temperature, and battery age)

S

Dedicated EV platform

S

Battery housed in the floor for optimum vehicle packaging and weight distribution

S

Li-ion battery pack warranty3 – 8 years or 100,000 miles against defects; 8 years or 100,000 miles against excessive capacity loss

S

Emissions

Tier3Bin0/CFV ZEV, ILEV (Fed), ZEV (CAL)

 

Transmission and Drive System

 

Drive configuration

Front-wheel drive

Transmission type

Single speed reducer

Shifter style

Shift-by-wire drive selector

Final drive ratio (:1)

8.193

Hill Start Assist

S

e-Pedal (advanced 1-pedal operation)

S

3 Drive Modes:

Normal

S

Eco-Mode – Increased regenerative braking, assists in limiting motor output and reduces HVAC power output

S

B-mode – Engages regenerative braking more aggressively while decelerating

S

 

Brakes

S

SV

SL

Cooperative Regenerative brakes

Electrically-driven Intelligent Brake

4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes

S

Front

11.14 in. x 1.1 in. vented disc

Rear

11.5 in. x 0.63 in. vented disc

4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

S

Brake Assist

S

Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)

S

Parking brake

Manual, foot pedal
Electric (E-PKB)

S
-

S
O

S
O

 

Steering

S

SV

SL

Type

Vehicle-speed-sensitive electric power-steering

Turning diameter (curb-to-curb, ft.)

34.8

36.1

36.1

Steering Wheel

3-spoke
Manual tilt
Leather-wrapped
Heated

S
S
-
-

S
S
S
O

S
S
S
S

Cruise control switches
Audio, Bluetooth® switches
Eco-mode switch

S
S
S

 

Suspension

 

Front

Type

Independent MacPherson strut w/ coil springs and stabilizer bar

Rear

Type

Torsion beam with integrated stabilizer bar

 

Body/Chassis

 

Type

Unibody

Primary materials

Corrosion-resistant high strength steel

Exterior

Wheels & Tires

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SV

SL

Wheels

16-inch steel with full wheel covers

S

-

-

17-inch aluminum-alloy, machined finish

-

S

S

Tires

All-season 205/55R16 Bridgestone Ecopia

S

-

-

All-season 215/50R17 Michelin Energy Saver

-

S

S

Tire repair kit – Mounted in trunk

S

Exterior Features

S

SV

SL

Dual power remote-controlled outside mirrors

S

Heated outside mirrors

O

O

-

Heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals

-

-

S

Chrome outside door handles

S

Aerodynamic underbody cover and rear diffuser

S

Aerodynamic halogen headlights

S

S

-

Aerodynamic LED low beam headlights

-

O

S

LED Daytime Running Lights

-

O

S

Automatic on/off headlights

S

High Beam Assist (HBA)

-

O

O

Fog lights

-

S

S

LED taillights

S

Center high-mounted stop light

S

Energy-absorbing body-color front and rear bumpers

S

Rear spoiler

S

Fixed roof antenna

S

Charge port light and lock

S

Quick charge port

O

S

S

Interior

Interior

S

SV

SL

5-passenger seating capacity

S

6-way manual driver’s seat

S

S

-

8-way power driver’s seat (with 2-way lumbar)

-

O

S

4-way manual front passenger seat

S

Bio Suede PET material

S

S

-

Leather-appointed seating

-

-

S

Front heated seats

O

O

S

60/40 folding rear seats

S

Rear HVAC ducts

O

O

S

Passenger seat pockets

S

Remote charge door release

S

Digital meter cluster

S

Trip computer (State of Charge percentage, instant and average energy consumption, driving time, outside temperature and autonomy range)

S

Front and rear assist grips

S

 

Audio/Navigation

S

SV

SL

AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD playback capability, 4 speakers, 5.0-inch color LCD display

S

-

-

AM/FM with MP3/WMA playback capability, 6 speakers, 7.0-inch color LCD display

-

S

-

Bose Premium Audio system with 7 speakers

-

-

S

HD Radio

-

S

S

Auxiliary input jack and USB connection port for iPod® and other devices

S

Bluetooth® Streaming Audio

S

SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately)

S

NissanConnectSM with Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ – with Nissan navigation system with voice guidance 7.0-inch color display with multi-touch control, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, HD Radio, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, SiriusXM® Travel Link™ and SiriusXM® Traffic (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM®

-

S

S

NissanConnect EV (telematics) – allows remote connection to vehicle, including monitoring battery state of charge/charging status, start charging event and turn on HVAC system (no-charge subscription required)

-

S

S

 

Instrumentation

 

Digital gauges

Battery temperature
Power meter
Remaining energy gauge
Capacity level gauge
Distance to empty display
Eco indicator
Outside temperature gauge
ProPILOT Assist status

 

Convenience Features

S

SV

SL

Cruise control

S

Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC)

-

S

S

Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Start and charge port door release

S

Power windows with driver’s side one-touch auto up/down

S

Power door locks w/auto locking system

S

Cupholders – 2 in center console

S

Bottle holders – 4 (door panels)

S

Sun visors with extension

S

Glove compartment

S

Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System

S

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

S

Rear window defroster with timer

S

Room lamp

S

12-volt power outlet (1 on IP)

S

Automatic Temperature Control

S

Heater, AC timer

S

Charging timer – set desired charge time

S

Center console storage

S

Hybrid heater system – (heat pump)

-

O

S

Cargo area cover

O

O

S

Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror

-

O

S

RearView Monitor

S

S

-

Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM)

-

-

S

HomeLink® Universal Transceiver

-

O

S

Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant

S

Safety & Security

Passenger Restraint Systems

 

Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor

S

Front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags

S

Roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection

S

Seatbelts

3-point ALR/ELR
Pretensioners
Load-limiters

All (including inboard)(driver ELR only)
Front
Front

 

Child Safety

 

Child seat upper tether anchor

S

Power window lockout system

S

LATCH System

S

Child safety rear door locks

S

 

Passive Safety

 

Energy-absorbing steering column

S

Zone Body construction with front & rear crumple zones

S

Side door guard beams

S

 

Active Safety

 

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

S

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)

S

Traction Control System (TCS)

S

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

S

 

Safety, Security and Driving Aids

S

SV

SL

Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System

S

Vehicle Security System (VSS)

S

Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB)

S

Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection

-

O

O

ProPILOT Assist

-

O

O

Blind Spot Warning (BSW)

-

O

S

Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)

-

O

S

Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)

 

 

S

Intelligent Lane Intervention (I-LI)

 

O

O

Dimensions

Exterior

 

Wheelbase

106.3 in.

Overall Length

176.4 in.

Overall Width

70.5 in.

Overall Height

61.4 in.

Track width front/rear

60.6/61.2 in.

Ground clearance

5.9 in.

Angle of approach

16.3 deg

16.7 deg

16.7 deg

Angle of departure

25.0 deg

25.9 deg

25.9 deg

Coefficient of drag (Cd)

0.28

 

Interior

 

Seating Capacity

5 passengers

Front

Headroom
Legroom
Hip room
Shoulder room

41.2 in.
42.1 in.
51.7
54.3

Rear

Headroom
Legroom
Hip room
Shoulder room

37.3 in.
33.5 in.
50.0 in.
52.5 in.

Passenger compartment volume

92.4 ft.3

Cargo volume

2nd row upright
2nd row folded

23.6 ft3
30.0 ft3

Total volume

116.0 ft3

Weights & Capacities

Weights (lbs)

S

SV

SL

Front

1,890

2,005

2,033

Rear

1,453

1,462

1,475

Total

3,433

3,468

3,508

Weight distribution (f/r)

58/42

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

4,453

 

EPA Estimated Fuel Economy

 

City (MPGe)

124

Highway (MPGe)

101

Combined (MPGe)

112

Classification

Midsize

Options & Packages

Options

S

SV

SL

Charge Package: Quick Charge Port, portable charge cable (120V/240V EVSE)

O

-

-

S All Weather Package: Heated front seats, heated steering wheel, heated outside mirrors, rear heater ducts

O

-

-

SV All Weather Package: Heated front seats, heated steering wheel, heated outside mirrors, rear heater ducts, hybrid heater

-

O

-

SV Technology Package: 8-way power driver’s seat with 2-way lumbar, auto-dimming inside mirror, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, LED headlights, LED Signature Daytime Running Lights, portable charge cable (120V/240V EVSE), Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Electric Parking Brake (ePKB), High Beam Assist (HBA), Intelligent Lane Intervention (I-LI), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), ProPILOT Assist (steering assist, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Full Speed Range and Hold)

-

O

-

SL Technology Package: ProPILOT Assist (steering assist, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) with Full Speed Range and Hold), Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Electric Parking Brake (ePKB), Intelligent Lane Intervention (I-LI), High Beam Assist (HBA)

-

-

O

  1. Charging times and range estimates may vary depending on driving/charging habits, weather, temperature and battery age.
  2. Projected MY18 EPA range of 150 miles. Actual range may vary based on driving conditions. Use for comparison only.
  3. For complete information concerning coverage, conditions and exclusions, see your Nissan dealer and read the actual New Vehicle Limited Warranty booklet.

S – Standard
O – Optional

12/17

Nissan senior vice president of Sales and Marketing Dan Mohnke accepts the LEAF’s “2018 World Green Car” award on behalf of Nissan.

 

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About Nissan North America 
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissanews.com and infinitinews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. 
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan's global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance – a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year.