Melbourne, Australia –  Nissan LEAF has been awarded the maximum five star safety rating by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

New Nissan LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan’s vision to transform the way people drive and live. Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, offering a premium electric driving experience at an affordable price.

The zero tailpipe emission Nissan LEAF, scored an impressive 93 per cent in ANCAP’s adult occupant protection test, 85 per cent for child occupant protection and 71 per cent in the vulnerable road user protection test. It also scored well (70 per cent) in the safety assist category thanks to its range of active safety technologies.

The new Nissan LEAF comes with a variety of advanced safety features including Intelligent Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Intelligent Lane Intervention and Intelligent Forward Collision Warning as standard equipment.

It also features Intelligent Around-View Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Intelligent Cruise Control, Intelligent Driver Alert, front and rear parking sensors, six SRS airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System, ISOFIX and three top tether child restraint anchor points.

In addition, Nissan LEAF includes High Beam Assist, auto-levelling LED headlights, Intelligent Trace Control and intelligent Ride Control, plus ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution.

“We are justifiably proud of Nissan LEAF and we are delighted to receive this five star ANCAP safety rating,” said Nissan Australia managing director Stephen Lester.

“Nissan LEAF is packed with a strong assortment of active and passive standard safety that brings peace of mind to everyone that is considering this vehicle as their next new car purchase.”

Officially launching in July followed by first deliveries to customers in August, the new Nissan LEAF is available in a single high-spec grade.

It 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, adding a degree of exhilaration for the driver thanks to the instant acceleration.

The new model has a driving range of 315km1 (NEDC ADR 81/02 combined cycle) and 270km indicative driving range (European WLTP combined cycle) making it perfect for city-based Australians, who on average travel 38 km/day².

While you can fully charge LEAF within 24 hours, the time drops to 7.5 hours if the household has the latest 7kw home charger³. You can also plug your LEAF into a CHAdeMO rapid charger and get from 20 per cent to 80 per cent charge in around 60 minutes depending on charging conditions⁴.

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.

Combining these 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 ample space for five, the new Nissan LEAF offers a comfortable, quiet drive that will be enjoyed by everyone.

Nissan LEAF also adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™, plus e-Pedal – which allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate, stop and hold the car by using the accelerator pedal alone without needing to use the brakes. It also features an Auto-Hold function.

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.

New Nissan LEAF will be sold in 89 Nissan dealers nationwide making Nissan the largest electric vehicle network in Australia. Also, a partnership with JET Charge will assist customers with all of their home charging infrastructure needs.

* Manufacturer suggested retail prices (MSRP) are provided for media purposes only and do not include statutory charges, other on-road costs or consider extra charges for metallic paint.
1 315km range tested to Australian NEDC ADR81/02 standard. 270km indicative driving range using the new WLTP test procedure for the European spec model. Note: Australian model has not been tested using WLTP test procedure. Figures obtained after the battery was fully charged. Figures stated for the purposes of comparison amongst vehicles tested to the same technical procedures only. Actual real world driving range may vary depending on factors such as battery age and condition, driving style, traffic conditions, weather conditions, any accessories fitted and vehicle load.
² According to Zero Carbon Australia’s 2016 study on Electric Vehicles
³ This Home Charging time is based on, and requires use of a 32A / 6.6kW (7kW) wall box. Home Charging time will be dependent on charging conditions, including Home Charging type and condition, battery temperature and size as well as ambient temperature at point of use. Home Charging time is for a 40kW battery, and is based on Nissan testing. Before using this product at home, consult with a licensed electrician to ensure your homes electrical system can support the use.
⁴ Figures quoted are for a 40kWh battery. Time dependent on charging conditions, including charger type and condition, battery temperature as well as ambient temperature at point of use. Indicated rapid charging time requires use of a CHAdeMO rapid charger. The Nissan LEAF is designed to support the majority of journeys in daily life and is equipped with charging safeguards to protect the battery during repeated rapid charging sessions in a short period of time. The time taken for successive rapid charging can take longer if the battery temperature activates the battery safeguarding technology.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2017, the company sold 5.77 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.9 trillion yen. On April 1, 2017, the company embarked on Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, a six-year plan targeting a 30 per cent increase in annualized revenues to 16.5 trillion yen by the end of fiscal 2022, along with cumulative free cash flow of 2.5 trillion yen. As part of Nissan M.O.V.E. to 2022, the company plans to extend its leadership in electric vehicles, symbolized by the world's best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, the Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has partnered with French manufacturer Renault since 1999 and acquired a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors in 2016. The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance sold 10.76 million vehicles combined in calendar year 2018.

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