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Nissan is pulling up its socks and aligning itself for the Auto 2012 for which the countdown has Nissans story in India has one with lots of ups and downs. The SUV X-Trail and elegant luxury Teana brought in India as cars did not fill the coffers for in India.

Although both the have a lot of potential in them, are not able to capture customers as Then Nissan’s small Micra changed the situation and got into full flow both the Petrol and Diesel well in market. The latest Sedan from Nissan-the bettered the fortunes for Nissan the recent inclusion of a Diesel to the lineup.

Now as Nissan looks for its Indian prospects it also to flex its muscles and the best way it can to is by bringing two of its car models that earned name for themselves the globe. Yes Nissan is showcasing the GT-R sports car and the Zero Leaf (Electric Vehicle) at the Expo 2012 and we were the few lucky people who got to drive the Leaf in Delhi before shown at the Auto Expo.

on to know how this all green Leaf really drives and we try to get under its skin to find out a lot on the Leaf.

The Nissan LEAF for Leading, Environmentally friendly, Family car. It is designed and by Nissan and the world first saw the in 2010. The Leaf is a Zero car which simply means is no mechanical engine on the car and it is fully by an electric motor hence no combustion or waste gases are out of Leaf.

The Leaf is currently sold in and America along with its ground Japan.

Design

The has a trendy futuristic design to it. The exteriors are not only trendy and but are also designed aerodynamically so the Leaf can cut through the wind and get drag. Small bits even the wing mirrors are shaped. The Leaf has a large shaped jetting out headlamps give the Leaf’s face a amount of aggressive look and a LED type glow on them.

The have an aerodynamic shape cuts the wind. The wing are in line with the headlamps to reduce wind noise.

The bumpers are heighted and have a round shape that is to increase the aerodynamics on the face. The bumper gets integrated fog and a horizontal running chrome across the air dam. The nose of the has an open-able charging bay from the Leaf gets its vitals.

The port is two in number with one the regular charge port and the being the Quick charge

As the Leaf is an electric vehicle levels are zero as there is no to make any noise. Hence on the Leaf has been designed to silently. The wiper motor is of type that makes low decibels of noise.

The roof is another example of aerodynamic and helps reduce wind and turbulence. The side profile of the is significantly long with its having a stretched rounded to it.

Large doors and windows the Leaf an airy look and The Leaf drives on a five light weight alloys are specially designed for this vehicle and run on special 16 inches Ecopia tyres. Large handles in chrome enhances the and feels good to grip. The of the Leaf has a puffed out curved that’s intentionally designed to boot space and aerodynamics.

The tail lamps are very looking and have a waterfall on them in all white backlit 12 red LED that work as stop The rear bumpers like the ones are tall. The rear a reverse camera and a light rear wiper again a noiseless motor like the wiper.

A large slim with stop lamp is slopped to lower wind The rear badging shouts out on the left and Zero Emissions on the of the tail gate. As this is a Eco Friendly car the Nissan monograms are in all color.


The lower end of the rear also has slats underneath to cut road wind turbulence with two stop reflectors on

As mentioned the roof gets an radio antenna and also an Solar battery charger to the 12 Volts secondary battery powers the accessories like the windows, music system, steering etc. You also get the window glass in a darker which is called as Privacy as standard on the Leaf.

As mentioned the looks like a futuristic stylish and trendy. The fit and finish is good and though parts and used on this are of light they still don’t that way but looks like are built to last long.

Hop inside the Leaf and you are instantly by bright beige cabin. front seats come height adjustment and adjust for manually. The seats are made of good comfortable material offers a very supportive

You get a 3 spoke steering in beige all the steering controls mounted mp3, radio and Bluetooth

This steering can be adjusted for manually. The dash is divided in sections, the motor temperature on the electric current usage in the top center, charge remain meter is on the right which shows the distance that would travel with the charge level. You have the function display in the center of the dash that reads the mode, odometer reader and vital parameters of the Leaf. The console has a 7 inch color display that works as for the music system along the GPS navigation and the other menu readouts.

A special system as CARWINGS runs on the Leaf monitors battery state, of charge and charging status and system can also be used to the Leaf to charge itself at a time or to start the AC of the car at a certain daily.

The Leaf gets and system with AUX port and USB with iPod connectivity includes a Satellite Radio The Leaf gets a 6 speaker The intelligent GPS system on the Leaf can the nearest charging station on its own and you can set the car’s AC temperature or start charging using a special App your Smartphone. There is a arm rest with storage under it.

The drive mode can be using the futuristic changer in that’s placed just of the centre armrest. There are drive modes i.e. Eco Drive and Reverse apart the Park mode.

The rear are again comfortable like the ones and can seat three Three height adjustable are standard on the Leaf’s rear The Leaf unlike other vehicle is not short on boot and supports a generous 33- liters is good enough to store for a family of 4. You also get the standard and charge cable which with a neat carry and is placed in one corner of the boot.

Engine Drive Feel.

The Leaf is a 100% Electric and is powered by an EM61 Electric This AC synchronous motor 109PS of power which is than enough for this ton car. There is 280 Nm of torque at tap and as is an electric car the torque comes at as low as 0 RPM and on till 2730RPM.

The Max RPM is of 10390 on the

The heart of the Leaf is its batteries. The gets all its power stored in 192 Lithium ion cells that are all under the floor of the vehicle. cells have a capacity of 24 kWh and of power.

This electric is mated with a specially single speed automatic

The Nissan Leaf is a front powered car. The Leaf a 4 wheel power assisted disc brakes on all wheels. brakes are of regenerative types as in the brakes are applied they in recharging the batteries to some Anti lock braking and brake distribution system as standard on the Leaf.

NISSAN Leaf – Electric Car Acenta 80kW Auto

There is Brake Assist along a electro mechanical hand

Push start the Leaf the Engine Start button and you hear or feel anything. be surprised but this is a super silent car. You don’t any noise at all or feel any vibration as is no mechanical engine on the Leaf.

Shift from the parking to the Drive mode by pulling the knob towards you and pushing it once.

Now that you’re in the mode, simply accelerate and the silent car moves ahead in a balanced manner. We did try going at speed on straight stretches on the track and the Leaf never under powered or out of throttle. We did sharp cornering and also a few go rounds and the cute car took all in its and performed handsomely like any petrol driven car.

If you want to drive further and some charge, shift to the Eco mode by again pulling the knob towards you and pushing it

The Eco Drive mode lights up on the and in this mode, the Leaf can do 25% of more running but at lower The Eco Drive mode is best when you are running out of charge.

The handles very well and the was light but crisp, we didn’t get to its suspension to full limits but it did up the test track tarmac Max speed claimed by Nissan is which is not bad for an Electric car this The 0 to 100Kmph is a claimed 12seconds again is impressive.

The Leaf can do 160 kms in a single charge.

Charging

using the regular charging the Leaf can be fully charged in 7 to 8 hours. If you want an instant then using the rapid port would charge the batteries in just 30 minutes The charging is done using the cables and from any electric outlet.

Safety

You get the Nissan air bag system with 6 air bags in Vehicle dynamic control Traction control system, 3 seat belts with tire pressure monitoring as standard on the Leaf.

Warranty

The Nissan Leaf with a 5 year warranty includes the Batteries, Motor, and the electric drive system.

With the sky rocketing fuel the need for Electric Vehicles is at its now. Nissan is closely the possibilities of getting the Leaf to if it gets some tax rebate the Indian Government which it pass on to the buyer as it is a fully vehicle. The Leaf is stylish, and never feels like an powered or a compromise as compared to a Petrol car.

The Leaf is a everyday family car and vey suitable for a of four. Equipment level is on the Leaf and so is the safety level on Nissan has not compromised. We give up to the Nissan Leaf and also that it is introduced in India

We hope that the Indian reduces the taxes on import of vehicles and they become a sight here. With the Nissan has shown to the world it is capable of and that it is a force to with in the times to come.

NISSAN Leaf – Electric Car Acenta 80kW Auto
NISSAN Leaf – Electric Car Acenta 80kW Auto
NISSAN Leaf – Electric Car Acenta 80kW Auto
NISSAN Leaf – Electric Car Acenta 80kW Auto
NISSAN Leaf – Electric Car Acenta 80kW Auto

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