2020 Nissan Leaf Plus First Look, Engine Specs, Release Date

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2020 Nissan Leaf Plus front

Nissan is taking full advantage of the market that lacks electric vehicles with an impressive driving range. The 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus is ready to arrive and it will additionally raise the game. According to Nissan, new Leaf Plus will offer an even better driving range and better performance. New Leaf Plus will get more powerful motors and a new battery pack.

More power means more quickness. Even the charging time is better now. Nissan says new battery pack will improve the current driving range by 40 percent. Also, a new Quick Charging System is available. The new motor will deliver about 10 percent more horsepower. Unfortunately, the exterior and interior will stay intact. The same model is available in the United States under the name “Leaf E+”.

2020 Nissan Leaf Plus

2020 Nissan Leaf Plus Comes With Numerous Upgrades

While the 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus comes with many upgrades, most of them are mechanical. Exterior design won’t be updated. That means the upcoming model will look the same as its predecessor. However, the front part comes with more blue highlights. It is perhaps the only exterior upgrade. Leaf e+ will get a couple of cosmetic updates, but Leaf Plus will stay intact.

On the other hand, this model already looks modern and eye-pleasing. Whatsoever, the Plus model won’t depart from the regular Nissan Leaf model. The car looks stylish and unique. You can even find some sporty styling cues as well. Bumpers are very sporty and Leaf Plus now looks more like a hatchback. A two-tone color scheme is available as usual.

2020 Nissan Leaf Plus interior

2020 Nissan Leaf Plus Interior Changes

The interior will get really small updates. Clean design and modern features will remain. Just like with the exterior, the interior also looks attractive so there is no need for significant changes. The forthcoming 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus offers numerous upscale amenities and features. List of standard equipment is the same as on the regular Leaf model.

That means a 7-inch infotainment display comes as standard. The instrument cluster is offering a simple layout and clean design. Center stack is wider since the last year but its dimensions will remain. Steering wheel, seats and door panels are offering blue stitching and it looks classy. Speaking of optional equipment, leather seats are on the list, along with the matte chrome finishes. Nissan Connect will get an update as well.

2020 Nissan Leaf Plus side

2020 Nissan Leaf Plus Powertrain

This is where the updates will happen. For the start, have in mind that the current Leaf Plus model delivers 148 horses and 235 lb-ft of torque. The all-new 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus will now offer better output. New battery pack and electric motor are available. This combination will provide up to 215 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque.

Acceleration and top speed will be significantly improved thanks to that. But the best part about the 2020 Leaf Plus is its driving range. The new model will run up to 284 miles on a single charge. New Quick Charging system is available and you can charge Leaf Plus much quicker now.

2020 Nissan Leaf Plus rear

Price and Arrival

The all-new 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus will cost slightly over $40,000. The base model starts at $30,000. The upcoming model will firstly arrive in Japan this summer. The 2020 Nissan Leaf e+ is the model for the United States and it will arrive on the American soil later this year.

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