Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd (ETCM) launched the 100% electric Nissan LEAF (CBU Japan) in Petaling Jaya on 23 July 2019. The 100% electric and zero emission All-New Nissan LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s approach to changing the way cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.
The All-New Nissan LEAF highlights the three (3) aspects of Nissan Intelligent Mobility – Nissan Intelligent Power, Nissan Intelligent Driving and Nissan Intelligent Integration.
The new e-powertrain in the All-New Nissan LEAF generates maximum power of 150PS (110kW) and 320Nm of torque providing instant acceleration (0-100km/h in 7.9 seconds), and a top speed of 155km/h (electronically limited). Additionally, the Nissan LEAF’s battery pack sits low in the chassis for a lower centre of gravity that allows better road-hugging handling and stability at greater cornering speeds.
The All-New Nissan LEAF with its new 40kWh lithium-ion battery, has a driving range of 311km on a full-charge based on the ECE R101 New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test cycle, easily exceeding the daily driving needs for the majority of buyers.
The Nissan LEAF battery pack has been developed in-house, rigorously tested and has what Nissan claims to be an extraordinary record of reliability (with zero battery recalls across the combined 10 billion kilometres Nissan LEAF’s sold globally have covered). Additionally, the Nissan LEAF undergoes some of the most rigorous quality and durability tests, including a flood test and thunderbolt test.
Electric vehicle chargers are weatherproof and are specifically designed to protect both the vehicle and humans from electrical shock, which means that charging the All-New Nissan LEAF can be safely performed even in the rain.
The All-New Nissan LEAF comes standard with a 6.6kW (Type1) Wall Box Charger that takes approximately seven hours to fully charge, with no more need to visit petrol stations. Charging overnight is the most popular option for EV owners as they can easily plug-in when they return home.
With a 50kW CHAdeMO quick charger, the All-New Nissan LEAF is fully charged up in approximately 60 minutes. Currently, CHAdeMO quick charges are available free-of-charge at ABB Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. Subang Jaya (Selangor), Nichicon (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. Bandar Baru Bangi (Selangor) and PLUS Ayer Keroh R&R, Malacca (southbound).
Additionally, Nissan LEAF owners can drop by any of 17 ETCM locations nationwide for free usage of a 6.6kW Wall Box Charger. Plans are also underway to have chargers available in more ETCM locations in the future.
Equipped with the world’s first e-Pedal, it transforms the way people drive. e-Pedal allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate, and stop using just one pedal by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator. When the accelerator is fully released, regenerative and friction brakes are automatically applied, bringing the car to a complete stop. An innovation that helps reduce the need to move from one pedal to the other, making driving simpler and more engaging.
Integration goes beyond what’s in the vehicle; the All-New Nissan LEAF is a mobile power source thanks to its bi-directional charging capabilities. This means that, in future, Nissan LEAF owners will be able to use the vehicle to share energy stored in its battery with their home, business or even community.
Whilst bi-directional charging is still a relatively new technology in Malaysia, Nissan & ETCM are actively working with charging partners both internationally and locally, as well as various stakeholders in the energy, government and business sectors in order to realise the benefit of this technology for Malaysian consumers.
Another key benefit of the All-New Nissan LEAF for modern consumers is that the vehicle sends zero emissions into the atmosphere and is environmentally friendly (Ed – however do be mindful that electricity production does leave a carbon footprint – especially in Malaysia where the percentage of renewable energy stands at an abysmal 2% excluding hydro generated electricity). Air pollution is the highest environmental consumer concern in Asia-Pacific, with 85% of people extremely or very concerned about this issue (https://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/news/2018/global-consumers-seek-companies-that-care-about-environmental-issues.html). Thus, electric vehicles with zero-emissions and virtually silent operations, present a viable solution for owners to help do their part for an improved urban future.
The All-New Nissan LEAF’s design includes a low, sleek profile that gives a sharp, dynamic look. Along with excellent aerodynamics (Cd 0.28), the styling includes new Diamond Inspired Holographic Grille, Boomerang LED Daytime Running Lights, Headlamps and Rear Combination Lamps, Iconic Two-Tone ‘Floating’ Roof and 17-inch Diamond Cut ‘Turbine’ Alloy Wheels.
The driver centric designed interior boasts a Sporty Flat-Bottom Leather Steering Wheel with control switches, the 7” multi-info display meter and luxurious Leather Alcantara appointed seats for a premium, supremely quiet ambience. The Nissan LEAF also comes with a flexible cargo space of 435 litres (VDA). With the seats down, it expands to 1,176 litres (VDA) of available storage. Additionally, the Climate Control Timer can be programmed to a specific time to help keep the All-New Nissan LEAF cool and comfortable even before the driver enters the vehicle.
The All-New Nissan LEAF is also packed with various Nissan Safety Shield technologies including:
- Intelligent Forward Collision Warning (FCW)
- Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking (FEB)
- Intelligent Around View Monitor (I-AVM) with Moving Object Detection (I-MOD)
- Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA)
- Intelligent Ride Control
- Intelligent Trace Control
- Hill Start Assist
- Vehicle Dynamic Control
- Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist (BA)
- Electronic Braking Distribution
The Nissan LEAF is also equipped with 6 SRS Airbags and was awarded with a maximum 5-star safety rating in JNCAP (Japan New Car Assessment Program – https://newsroom.nissan-global.com/releases/release-fb0c7bf8bb480413626614af4103f4cf-new-nissan-leaf-gets-5-star-safety-rating?query=jncap)
The All-New Nissan LEAF comes in various colour schemes;
|Exclusive Two-Tone Exterior Colour||Body||Pearl White||Magnetic Red|
|Roof||Deep Blue Pearl||Super Black|
|Single Tone Exterior Colour||Brilliant Silver||Super Black||Gun Metal Grey||Deep Blue Pearl|
|Interior Colour||Graphite Black||Stone Grey|
|All-New Nissan LEAF Official Price|
* Peninsular Malaysia, on-the-road price with 10% Sales Tax, without insurance & valid for private individual registration
|All-New Nissan LEAF Subscription Program|
|3 Years Contract|
* Peninsular Malaysia only, without insurance & valid for private individual registration
To reduce range anxiety, ETCM has introduced an exclusive New Nissan LEAF Owners Privilege program. This program allows new Nissan LEAF owners to enjoy complimentary twenty three days a year* usage of the Nissan X-Trail SUV, Nissan Serena MPV or Nissan Navara Pick-up for other travelling needs, during the first three (3) years of ownership.
For more info, head over to www.nissan.com.my or Nissan Customer Care Centre Hotline at 1800 88 3838
Photo Credits: Edaran Tan Chong Motors