That car, the Nissan Leaf shown right here, is the cause we uncover ourselves in the firm’s brand-new Yokohama headquarters these days. Created as a four-to-five seat, front-drive C-segment hatchback, Nissan says the Leaf is not just for use as a specialty urban runabout, but rather, it was created as an each day car – a “real auto” whose 160-kilometer+ (100 mile) range meets the requirements of 70% of the world’s motorists. In the case of U.S. shoppers, Nissan says that fully 80% of drivers travel less than 100km per day (62 miles), creating the Leaf a strong fit for America’s motoring majority, even taking into account power-sapping external aspects like hilly terrain, accessory draw, and intense temperatures.
The interior is at after handsome and spacious, with what seems to be lots of room each front and rear for true-sized adults, and the cargo area is really deep, as it is unencumbered by a gasoline tank assembly (the batteries are mounted beneath the seats inside the wheelbase). The center stack is production and looks slick, but its smooth finish flush buttons might also be hard to operate by really feel on-the move. The digital instrument cluster display and the drive controller are also production pieces, and they look nicely completed inviting, as does the interior as a entire.