Nissan launches 2023 Leaf hatch line, about to retire

Nissan launches 2023 Leaf hatch line, about to retire


Nissan will present at the New York Auto Show this week the 2023 lineup of the Leaf, its electric hatchback. This should be the last version of the car, which will be replaced by a crossover SUV that will receive an investment of 1 billion pounds (about R $ 6 billion) from the Japanese automaker. It will be produced at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, England.

The Nissan Leaf was one of the pioneer electric cars in the American industry (and also in Brazil). Last year, however, while Tesla produced 121,610 Model 3s, the Japanese manufacturer sold just 14,239 in the same period, signaling a period of decline in the lineup.

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However, Nissan continues to bet on the Leaf, which will have a few changes in the 2023 line. On the outside, the front has been modified, while the headlights have received new details in black and 17-inch wheels, looking bold. The Japanese brand’s logo is also now featured and the rear spoiler and underbody have been reworked to improve aerodynamic efficiency.

Inside, a new Nissan logo was incorporated on the steering wheel and the instrument panel got a new start animation. The base Leaf S model gets a gray finish, while the Leaf SV Plus has sleek black accents.

Nissan Leaf 2023
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The Leaf S comes with a 40 kWh battery and an electric motor with 147 hp and 33 kgfm of torque. The SV Plus has a 60 kWh battery and a 214 hp engine with 35 kgfm of torque.

The range of all configurations of the Nissan Leaf 2023 has not yet been announced, but it is expected to be in the same house as the previous line, with a range of 240 kilometers for the S and 364 kilometers for the SV Plus.

Nissan Leaf 2023
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Equipped with various safety features and the semi-autonomous driving system ProPilot Assist in the first configuration, the new Leaf comes with an eight-year battery warranty, according to the Japanese automaker.

Pricing should be announced soon. But the Japanese automaker claims that the entry-level version will be cheaper than the previous line, which costs around 27,400 US dollars (about R$ 128,200, in direct conversion without taxes).

In the United States, the car should be launched in the second half of 2022. In Brazil, there is still no expected date of arrival.

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