Nissan is making a range of MY20 updates to its Leaf range to bring lower pricing and increased equipment.
The changes bring specification enhancements to both 40kWh and 62kWh battery pack versions, including the introduction of an Intelligent Rearview Mirror on Tekna models, shark fin antenna as standard from N-Connecta, Blindspot Intervention on all grades, and the addition of telescopic adjustment on the steering wheel.
But the revisions also include the addition of a new entry-level e+ N-Connecta trim for the 62kWh battery capacity models. This sits under the e+ N-TEC and e+ Tekna and marries up the specification of the mid-range N-Connecta 40kWh version – including Intelligent Around View Monitor – with the higher-capacity battery, bringing a 239-mile range, up to 217hp of power, 340Nm of torque and a 0-62mph time of 6.9 seconds.
The new e+ N-Connecta trim makes the 62kWh battery option more accessible for fleets and is priced from £32,695 OTR, including the £3,000 Plug-in Car Grant.
Nissan has also reduced the OTR pricing for the range-topping e+ Tekna, which comes purely with the 62kWh battery and is now priced at £34,710; down by £1,685 and only £1,415 more than the e+ N-TEC.
The carmaker said the repositioning places the LEAF range “extremely competitively” against the competition.
Other changes see Tekna 40kWh versions now priced at £30,160, up £315 as they now also include Nissan’s Intelligent Rearview Mirror as standard. There are no changes to the Acenta and N-Connecta 40kWh and N-TEC 62kWh.
Finally, ProPilot, Nissan’s advanced driver assistance technology, and ProPilot Parking Assist option packs have also received a price reduction. ProPilot is now £145 cheaper on N-Connecta versions at £450, whilst ProPilot Parking Assist is £295 less, available for £795 on Tekna grades.
The MY20 Nissan Leaf starts production starting from 16 November.