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THE latest range topping all-electric Nissan LEAF e+ will provide up to 239 miles of emissions-free driving, thanks to a newly developed battery pack.

Prices for the new Nissan LEAF e+ Tekna start from £35,895, including the £3,500 Government Grant.

With the Nissan LEAF e+, the newly-developed 62kWh battery pack offers 55 per cent more capacity and approximately 25 per cent improvement in energy density while retaining a similar shape and size to the 40kWh LEAF battery pack. Other than a five millimetre increase in the car's overall height (based on 16-inch wheels), the car's dimensions are unchanged.

This has given the LEAF e+ a significantly increased driving range of up to 239 miles (WLTP combined mode) on a single battery charge. Maximum power output and torque have been also improved to 214bhp, delivering more powerful acceleration performance.

With the more powerful motor, acceleration from 50mph to 75mph is nearly 13 per cent quicker. The top speed (98 mph) has also increased from the 40kWh version by approximately 10 per cent.

All new LEAF versions come as standard with Nissan's new NissanConnect infotainment system, with larger 8ins touchscreen.

Features include Apple CarPlay and AndroidAuto allowing for easy smartphone connectivity. Customers also benefit from an upgraded navigation system, which features TomTom LIVE premium traffic and route optimisation, as well as the inbuilt online map update facility and chargers location functionality.

An all-new NissanConnect Services app comes as well with the new LEAF versions. With the app, users can send navigation routes from their smartphone to their car and from their car to their smartphones through the door-to-door navigation facility, enabling an easier transition from navigation, to parking, and to final destination.

The remote climate control functionality lets users pre-set air conditioning or heating while their LEAF is still plugged to the charging point, while information and analysis on trips and driving style can also be accessed from a smartphone.

The new LEAF also offers a number of different design options, with a total of 10 body colours and seven two-tone body and roof colour combinations allowing owners to give their LEAF a bold visual presence.


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