The all-new Nissan Leaf 2018 was revealed earlier this year. Nissan completely overhauled the best-selling electric car for 2018 with chic new Micra-inspired looks and more range and technology to boot. Now, the Japanese car manufacturer has another variant of the car, which will debut in January 2018. The Leaf Grand Touring concept will be revealed at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Show, which runs from the 12th-14th of January.
An image of the car has been leaked showing the bold and sporty design the car is taking with the special edition. It comes in a two-tone silver and black paintjob and a bodykit which gives the car a muscular and more aggressive image. These additions will be provided by Nissans subsidiary Autech Japan, which focuses on aftermarket parts for vehicle tuning.
Apart from the picture revealing the var’s design details about the car have been kept staunchly under wraps. The updated Leaf will be able to achieve around 150 miles on a single charge from its 40kWh battery.. It can be assumed that the Grand Touring version will be good for at least that and may even receive a slight bump in range. Alternatively it could be the car’s power that gets upgraded.
Nissan has already revealed a Leaf Nismo variant of the car, so it can be assumed that the Grand Touring will not be as powerful as that. The Nismo got more aggressive hot hatchback styling and was revealed earlier this year. It can be assumed that the Grand Touring concept will also come with all the latest tech that was added to the new Leaf.
New features such as the e-Pedal, which can control both the accelerating and braking with just one pedal, and an updated version of ProPILOT were new specs added to the updated EV. Other driver assistance systems including Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Intelligent Lane Intervention, are also new features on the car.
Tokyo Auto Salon is primarily an automotive show where custom cars are on display. Alongside the Leaf Grand Touring, Nissan will also debut 14 other modified concept vehicles. These include the: GT-R Nismo, Note e-Power Nismo, X-Trail Nismo Performance Package, Serena Nismo, Leaf Nismo Concept, and Motul Autech GT-R racer.
Originally published on www.express.co.uk