All-New Nissan Leaf 2020 arrives in Jordan

First Market in the Middle East to launch Nissan Leaf 2020

  
All-New Nissan Leaf 2020 arrives in Jordan

Nissan, the pioneer in electric mobility; along with Bustami & Saheb, the brand’s exclusive dealer in Jordan, launched the all-new zero-emission Nissan LEAF 2020 today in Jordan.

Marking its first entry into the Middle East, the global award-winning LEAF brings to customers in Jordan the excitement and benefit of the best-selling electric car of all time. The All- Nissan LEAF sets a new standard in the growing market for mainstream electric cars by offering customers greater range, advanced technologies, and a dynamic new design.

Drivers will feel more confident, excited and connected thanks to the Nissan LEAF’s e-Pedal, increased power and range, and improved refinement, comfort and convenience.

Thierry Sabbagh, Managing Director Nissan Middle East said, “Nissan is excited to have the All-New Nissan LEAF 2020 on sale in Jordan. As the first mass produced and leading electric vehicle globally, the Nissan LEAF demonstrates Nissan’s commitment to a more sustainable future by embodying Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s approach to changing the way cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.”

In 2016, Nissan signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding with the Greater Amman Municipality in Jordan as part of a landmark initiative and provided Jordan with its first 30 Nissan LEAF and Nissan e-NV200 electric vehicles. These were the first electric vehicles of their kind to be used in the Middle East.

“At Nissan, we pride ourselves on being part of the Kingdom’s forward-looking vision for a sustainable future and in line with that, we aim to contribute positively towards protecting the environment and community by introducing the right product, at the right time, with the right technology as reflected in the All-New Nissan LEAF 2020”, Sabbagh added.

The new Nissan LEAF’s design expresses Nissan’s forward-thinking attitude and its pioneering approach to replacing the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. The sporty, eye-catching body represents the car’s dynamic EV personality. The philosophy behind the exterior design was to express clean and simple lines and a robust and sleek silhouette, creating the feeling of a high-tech device.

Ekrimah Mahasneh, CEO of Bustami & Saheb, said: “We are thrilled to introduce Nissan’s globally best-selling electric vehicle to our customers in Jordan. This reiterates our strong partnership with Nissan, and our commitment towards promoting our Government’s targets of building a better and cleaner country.  As part of this commitment, we aim to always introduce the latest electric vehicle technologies to our consumers that not only reduces ecological footprint but is also economical.”  

“Jordan was the first country to embrace electric cars in the region 10 years ago and we are proud to be the first to introduce the iconic Nissan LEAF, a pioneering electric vehicle that demonstrates futuristic technology with a unique driving experience,” he added.

The comfort and quietness of the Nissan LEAF deliver a peerless ride, and the cabin features roominess and openness. Through the thoughtful design of the center console and switchgear, the Nissan LEAF gives drivers the information they need where they need it. This helps them focus on what really matters the most: an enjoyable drive.

The focal point of Nissan Intelligent Power in the Nissan LEAF is the e-powertrain, which offers improved energy efficiency and increased torque and power output. An innovation that enhances the Nissan LEAF’s driving experience is the e-Pedal, offered as standard equipment. It allows the driver the simplicity of starting, accelerating, decelerating, stopping and holding the car by using the accelerator pedal alone — a revolutionary innovation that can change the way people drive.

Starting from this month, the All-New Nissan LEAF 2020 will be available across Jordan at Bustami & Saheb showrooms.

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DESIGN

Exterior design: sleek silhouette and “cool tech attitude”

The new Nissan LEAF’s design expresses Nissan’s forward-thinking attitude and its pioneering approach to replacing the world’s best-selling electric vehicle. The sporty, eye-catching body represents the car’s dynamic EV personality. The philosophy behind the exterior design was to express clean and simple lines and a robust and sleek silhouette, creating the feeling of a high-tech device. The horizontal character line, the bumper and the striking highlights in the lower part of the body emphasize the lower center of gravity, giving the beholder an instinctive feeling that it’s agile and fun to drive.

The signature V-Motion grille, the “boomerang” light signature and the floating roof emphasize the presence of Nissan brand design, giving the Nissan LEAF an appearance similar to other Nissan models such as the popular X-Trail.

A clear-blue 3D mesh pattern with a “freezing” motif, on a flush surface inside the V-Motion grille, expresses the Nissan LEAF’s uniqueness as an electric vehicle.

Newly designed headlamps enhance forward illumination coverage, optimally balancing design and functionality.

The rear combination lamps feature a unique signature that’s easily recognizable from a distance. A spoiler integrated in the window graphics gives the new Nissan LEAF an impressive, sporty look. The low hood blends flawlessly into the windshield and floating roof, creating a sleek silhouette that makes air flow.

The underfloor and a diffuser-type rear bumper combine to achieve reduced drag and zero lift, resulting in improved vehicle stability.

Thanks to the aerodynamic body styling, including a rear bumper with a clear-cut curve and aero-design wheels, the drag coefficient of the new Nissan LEAF is a low 0.28.

The angle of the charging port at the front has been reconfigured for greater convenience, letting the customer connect the charging cable without bending down. Ergonomic testing by Nissan shows that this new 45-degree angle allows drivers of all heights to easily and comfortably connect the charger.

Interior: premium ambience with a clean, relaxed, high-tech feeling

The new Nissan LEAF’s cabin features roominess and openness with the brand design language “Gliding Wing” used as a framework. The redesigned driver information display has a simple, light configuration without excessive decoration. It focuses on visibility, creating a tasteful, understated look and feel with both excellent spaciousness and functionality.

Customers will immediately notice the signature vibrant blue stitching, a hallmark of Nissan electric vehicles, in the seats, door trim, armrest and steering wheel. The blue, illuminated power switch and shift knob finisher create a cool, high-tech feeling.

Through the thoughtful design of the center console and switchgear, the Nissan LEAF gives drivers the information they need where they need it. This helps them focus on what really matters the most: an enjoyable drive.

The comfort and quietness of the Nissan LEAF deliver a peerless ride. Even at highway speeds, the Nissan LEAF’s cabin stays very quiet. Along with producing less drag, aerodynamic upgrades and exterior refinements have led to a reduction in wind noise.

Other noise-reduction measures include optimization of the redesigned inverter’s structural rigidity, and a noise-isolating cover on top of the PDM (Power Delivery Module). The noise from the electric motor itself has also been reduced, even as it generates more torque and power than ever before.

The front console has been completely redesigned. Dual cup holders, in a tandem configuration, are now between the driver’s seat and front passenger seat. This allows for a new stowage area at the base of the center console – ideal for a smartphone or wallet – as well as an easily accessible power switch, a 12-volt power outlet and a USB port. This new and ergonomic center console design gives easier access to the controls and switchgear in the lower portion.

Energy-efficient air-conditioning and heating systems provide elevated comfort inside the cabin for all occupants.

While the energy capacity of the lithium-ion battery pack has been significantly increased, the dimensions remain essentially unchanged, so that the cabin comfortably accommodates five people. What’s more, the rear cargo area has been redesigned to provide increased luggage space, offering 435 liters (VDA) of available stowage. The square space, with bumps removed as much as possible, allows greater space utilization, increasing convenience and usability. The rear cargo space can now accommodate two large suitcases or three medium-sized, airline carry-on suitcases. It also allows for easier charging cable storage.

Color design: a lineup that meets customers’ tastes

The new Nissan LEAF’s palette of colors offers customers a wide range of options according to their tastes. It’s available in Pearl White, Silver, Grey, Pearlescent Black, and Red in addition to White black roof with black mirror. Moving to the interior, the clean design ethos extends to the color options. An all-black interior gives an air of cool sophistication, discreetly enhanced by lighter accents on the seats, as well as the blue stitching on the seats and center armrest. These surfaces contrast with the dark gray accents of the central console, binnacle, lower and upper dashboard sections and steering wheel. The overall effect is a light and airy ambience.

PERFORMANCE

Nissan Intelligent Power

The focal point of Nissan Intelligent Power in the new Nissan LEAF is the e-powertrain, which offers improved energy efficiency and increased torque and power output.

The new e-powertrain delivers an exhilarating, linear driving performance with a power output of 110 kW, 38% more than the previous-generation Nissan LEAF. Torque has been increased 26% to 320 Nm, resulting in improved acceleration.

Even with the additional power output, the Nissan LEAF’s driving range has been increased. The car’s new lithium-ion battery pack delivers an estimated range of 378 km New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), which should satisfy the daily driving needs of the majority of our customers.

Chassis and body

When it comes to performance and agility, the new Nissan LEAF excels. To match the improved output of the electric motor and inverter, Nissan engineers enhanced the car’s chassis for better stability. Heavy components including the battery are placed in the center of the body, helping achieve smaller yaw moments of inertia compared with front-engine vehicles and thus improving directional stability, enabling smoother cornering.

The Nissan LEAF’s electric power steering system has a more linear feel that enhances confidence, especially on highways, with enhanced feedback from the road surface. This is thanks to a software upgrade, new control logic working in conjunction with the steering angle sensor, and a 10% increase in steering torsion bar stiffness. Additionally, the urethane bump stop for the rear suspension has been replaced by a rubber one to reduce shocks and bumpiness when driving on uneven roads. The Nissan LEAF also comes with Intelligent Ride Control for more precise electric motor torque control generation when cornering, reducing vibration while simultaneously improving ride quality and steering control.

TECHNOLOGY

Convenience

When the car is activated, a start-up movie is displayed, giving the driver a sense of excitement about driving an electric car.

Monitors and switches have also been redesigned for smart, stress-free operation. Most notable is the combination of an analog speedometer and a multi-information display. On the left side, the 7-inch, full-color, thin-film transistor (TFT) display shows a power gauge meter as the standard setting. The driver can easily and smoothly change the information that’s displayed. The center display has a screen with a flush-surface design allowing the driver to easily operate the audio system and connect to smartphones intuitively with just a fingertip. The display shows the vehicle’s state-of-charge and a power gauge, as well as audio and system information.    

Furthermore, Apple CarPlay has been added to the infotainment system. The audio functions can be modified with a steering switch, without the driver taking their hands off the steering wheel. Overall interior quality has also been enhanced. A matte chrome finish with a high-quality feel has been applied to the rim of the steering wheel, and the center display, making for consistent brightness and quality of each metal finisher. Matte and glossy shades of black have been carefully applied in the air conditioner control panel and the vent grille, creating an advanced, precise interface and a comfortable cabin – like a high-quality living room with relaxing softness and warmth combined at their best.

Nissan Intelligent Driving

An innovation that enhances the new Nissan LEAF’s driving experience is the e-Pedal, offered as standard equipment. It allows the driver the simplicity of starting, accelerating, decelerating, stopping and holding the car by using the accelerator pedal alone — a revolutionary innovation that can change the way people drive.

By simply releasing the accelerator, the car will come to a smooth and complete stop and hold without the need to press the brake pedal. With a deceleration rate of up to 0.2 g, the e-Pedal eliminates the need for drivers to constantly move their foot from the accelerator to the brake pedal to slow down or stop. This helps reduce fatigue and increase enjoyment.

Starting from this month, the All-New Nissan LEAF 2020 will be available across Jordan at Bustami & Saheb showrooms priced at 27,500 JOD.

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