Here are the reasons to buy a Nissan Leaf or not

Here are the reasons to buy a Nissan Leaf or not


Nissan Leaf (Photo: Disclosure/Nissan)

Those interested in buying electric cars in Brazil have several options to choose from. one of them is Nissan Leaf. The model, which is in its second generation, is one of the main models of the Japanese automaker and one of the main references in the electric hatch market. See its pros and cons here.

Nissan Leaf
The Nissan Leaf is one of the leading electric cars in Brazil (Photo: Ufumzi/Nissan)

Advantages and disadvantages of Nissan Leaf

This model was launched here in 2019 and until it is successful with the public. Last year, for example, it was the best-selling electric car in Brazil. According to data from the Brazilian Electric Vehicle Association (ABVE), the Leaf had 439 units commercial. But is the car a good purchase? Check out its pros and cons below.

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Performance

Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf (Photo: Disclosure/Nissan)

We start by talking about the performance of the car. O Nissan Leaf it has an electric motor that generates it 149 hp of high power and 32.6 kgfm of maximum torque. That is, more powerful than its main competitors on the market. We are talking about Peugeot e-208 GT (136 hp) and Fiat 500e (118 hp).

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Other performance data may justify the choice. The Japanese hatch can accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h inside 7.9 seconds. At the same time, its maximum speed is 144 km / h.

Inner space

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This car can also be an option for those looking for more interior space. The current generation of Nissan Leaf has a wheel of 2,700 mm. That is, enough comfort for all passengers. Remember that the car also has advantages when comparing with other models.

The trunk

We saw above that the internal space is one of the positive points of Nissan Leaf. But we can also say the same about the stem. The cargo area of ​​the car has space for 435 liters. That is, greater than 265 liters of Peugeot e-208 GT and greater than 185 liters of Fiat 500e.

Equipment list

Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf (Photo: Disclosure/Nissan)

Electric hatch Nissan It also has a good level of standard equipment. Thinking comfortThe Leaf comes with premium seats, driver’s seat with manual adjustment, automatic air conditioning, heated front seats, keyless entry and more.

Among the items of technologyemphasis goes to eight-inch multimedia center. One dashboard digital is also available. Now, think securitythe car comes with six airbags, Collision Alert (with Intelligent Brake Assist), Lane Change Alert, Cross Traffic Alert and more.

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Under freedom

Nissan Leaf (Photo: Disclosure/Nissan)

However, Nissan Leaf It also has several limitations. One of them is his freedom. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the model can only run 272 km (EPA circuit) for one payment. Which may not be ideal.

Even more compared to other models in the category. O Peugeot e-208 GTfor example, has a range of 340 km. At the same time, the freedom of a Renault Zoe is from 385 km. Ready to reach Fiat 500e is from 320 km. Let’s see if the Japanese automaker will be able to move at this point in a possible restructuring.

Price

Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf (Photo: Disclosure/Nissan)

Prices charged for electric vehicles may vary at the time of purchase. In the case of Nissan Leaf, this can be a drawback compared to the price of its rivals. Today, the car costs from BRL 293,790.

That is, more expensive than e-208 GT (R$241,990), 500e (R$255,990), MINI Cooper SE (electric; R$249,990) and Zoe (R$239,990).

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Nissan Leaf
Nissan Leaf (Photo: Disclosure/Nissan)

Finally, we will talk about the restructuring carried out in Nissan Leaf. The changes presented at the New York Auto Show were subtle. Highlight it with new wheels and a new brand logo. The front grille and airfoil also have minor changes.

Although the changes are simple, it would be good for Nissan to take advantage of some of these changes to make the car more competitive.

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Pedro Giordan

Pedro GiordanThe journalist graduated from the Methodist University of São Paulo in 2017. The author of Garage360 since 2021, where since then he has gathered experience and research on the automotive industry. Previously, he worked in journalism, press relations, a football blog and a sports website.