The new-generation Nissan Leaf will be in Australian showrooms from August, priced from $49,990 plus on road costs.
Available in a single high-spec grade, the Leaf has a 40kWh battery, an improved 110kW of power, up 38 per cent versus the outgoing model, and 320Nm of torque, an increase of 14 per cent over the first generation.
The new model has a driving range of up to 270km, which Nissan says is perfect for city-based Australians, who on average travel 38 km a day.
While the Leaf can be fully charged within 24 hours, the time drops to 7.5 hours if the household has the latest 7kw home charger. The Leaf can also be plugged into a CHAdeMO rapid charger and get from 20 per cent to 80 per cent charge in around 60 minutes depending on charging conditions.
The new Nissan Leaf also has world-first bi-directional charging capabilities. This technology, which Nissan is working with its partners to realise in Australia, allows owners to use the charge from their car to power their home or business, or return electricity to the grid.
Active safety technologies include Around-View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Radar Cruise Control, Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Protection, Lane Tracing, and Lane Intervention.
Also featured are Predictive Forward Collision Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist, ISOFIX anchor points and front and rear parking sensors.
These are combined with a contemporary exterior and interior design, an 8-inch touchscreen display, 7-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display, satellite navigation, heated steering wheel, leather accented seats and seating for five.
The new Nissan Leaf is available in six contemporary colours including Arctic White, Ivory Pearl with black roof, Magnetic Red, Pearl Black, Platinum and Gun Metallic.