The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently pulled the wraps off the 2013 Leaf in its home market, which is now getting a new powertrain.
According to the car manufacturer, the 2013 Nissan Leaf has been modestly updated and equipped with new alloy wheels and some optional blue-tinted LED headlights. Three new colors are now available for the “green” hatchback, the White, the Brilliant White Pearl and the Dark Metal Gray. The interior design hasn’t been left aside either by the company and it’s now getting an improved Around View Monitor, a Plasma Cluster Ion generator which should kill germs and eliminate odors, 40 liters more of cargo and new optional leather seats.
The most significant update can be found under its body where the model is receiving an updated electric power train. The model’s high voltage unit is now 30 percent smaller and 10 percent lighter, which is translated into 80 kg less from its total weight and to the extra cargo space mentioned above. The power consumption has been minimized thanks to the improvement of the cabin heater, the heated steering wheel and the heated seats. The model has also been fitted with the regenerative braking system and the range of the 2013 Leaf now stands at 228 km (141 miles). Prices for the entry-level Leaf S in Japan start at 3,349,500 yen.