Nissan LEAF has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
The LEAF scored 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 70 per cent in the safety assist category.
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.
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.
The new model has a driving range of 315km1 (NEDC ADR 81/02 combined cycle) and 270km indicative driving range (European WLTP combined cycle).