Right on time for its 10th anniversary, Nissan Leaf will present a brand-new driver assistance system, connection features, and updated color palette. The release date of this model is scheduled for February for the Japanese customers. The rest of the potential buyers will have to wait a bit longer. The upcoming 2020 Nissan Leaf brings a refined ProPilot, with park control and optimized speed control.
Moreover, the Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention will make a debut with the electric hatchback. On top of that, the new Leaf includes the Canto, Nissan’s signature projected sound, which assists the awareness level of pedestrians and all participants in the traffic. Furthermore, you’ll find innovative EV functions like the Door-to-Door-Navigation, Over-the-air-map updates, and the Docomo In Car Connect system, which turns the cabin into a Wi-Fi zone.
2020 Nissan Leaf Design and New Colors
As for design. 2020 Nissan Leaf offers a traditional hatchback look. The rear split C-pillar with the floating roof provides very similar Murano-like design language to the electric Leaf. Also, the original headlights are long gone. Instead, the 2002MY will use refined lights, which are narrowed a bit and extracted lower into the fenders.
At the front, you’ll find a familiar V-motion chrome bar, but as a replacement to the grille, there’s a black panel with blue mesh-like highlights below. Above, the massive hatch covers the plug and blends into the hood. The plug panel lies on a 45-degree angle, which is perfect for insertion, or removing the charging cord.
Furthermore, Google’s search tools are included, also for the first time. The users can access the My Car Check/Remote Door Lock app very easy, and check again if the doors are locked. Also, the status of the vehicle can be monitored via a dedicated app. 2020 Leaf offers a standard 9-inch infotainment system, with an outstanding user-friendly interface.
We mentioned above that the color palette is updated as well. The two brand-new colors are available: Vivid Blue and Stealth Gray. On top of that, the Leaf Autech Edition is updated, and it will include a unique paint finish that blends Aurora Flare Blue Pearl with a Super Black roof.
Electric Motor, Driving Range and Price
2020 Nissan Leaf offers a 110-kW electric motor, in combination with a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This mixture provides a total output of 147 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The Leaf is powered by its front wheels, while the estimated range will be around 150 miles. Still, that depends on the outside temperature as well as the driving habits of the users.
Furthermore, the EPA estimated fuel economy equivalent is 112 MPGe. As for the charging, with a primary 110-volt outlet, it takes about 35 hours to charge. However, using a 220-volt Level 2 charger drops that time to just 8 hours. Of course, there’s a DC fast charger as well. With the DC charger, the battery goes up to 80% in 40 minutes. The starting price for the base model of the 2020 Leaf is $30,400, while the Autech Edition will cost around $37,000.