This year's stage of Nissan at Bangkok Motor Show displayed two extreme ends of the Japanese automaker's lineup - the Nissan Leaf EV 2018 and the Nissan GT-R 2018. While the latter has already been put on sale in the local market, the former is being prepared to follow the GT-R's step.
It was confirmed by Nissan earlier that the second-gen Leaf will be available for sale in 7 countries in Oceania and Asia this year. Besides, Antoine Barthes, the President of Nissan Motor Thailand, said that the Leaf will be sold locally in their next fiscal year (which means not until April 2018). Prior to that, Frost and Suillivan will join hands with Nissan by carrying out a survey on the buyers’ perception of EVs in Southeast Asia.
Video: Nissan Leaf EV at the 2018 Bangkok Motor Show
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Mr. Barthes also claims after the company’s interviews of 300 buyers that 44% of them are looking forward to all-electric cars and ready to have one at a 50% premium pricing compared to normal vehicles.
The electric motor in the model churns out more power and torque
Speaking of the model, this 2nd-gen Nissan Leaf EV 2018 breathes a more dynamic air to the model with significant improvements in range and performance. The electric motor churns out more power and torque (38% and 26% respectively), reaching 148 HP and 320 Nm. What’s more, a 40 kWh Li-ion battery boosts the operating range to 378km (250km in the older model).
The Leaf will be available for sales in 7 markets in Oceania and Asia this year
The deliveries of the new Leaf has started in October 2017 in Japan; the US and Canadian deliveries were also made in January, so were European’s in February.
Deliveries of the new Leaf has started in October 2017 in Japan