The new 2015 Nissan Leaf model is the first Hybrid car to reach the bestselling electric cars list ever. Since its inception in 2011, this is Nissan Leafs fifth model upgrade. Changes to the vehicle are minimal yet effective. Change and modifications to the vehicle include a better braking for the base model; voice-to-text messaging and navigation voice command. One of the 2015 Leaf trim levels is fitted with 17 inch wheels.
2015 Nissan Leaf Design
Each model has its own upgrades. Upgrades to the base model are steel wheels that are smaller, head lights with halogen, the steerig wheel and seats are stitched with cloth fabric, a sound system with four speakers, there’s a 4 inch display screen, a USB port as well as a rear view monitor. The SV model comes with a hybrid heater, fresh alloy wheels, fabric that has been recycled and upgraded, a navigation system a sound system with 6 speakers that has a 7 inch display. The third and last model, the SL has the following features; the capacity to charge quickly comes standard, it has head lights with LED that have a low beam, fog lights, seats made of leather, and more.
The exterior of in the Nissan Leaf 2015 model is distinct and matchless. It has a sloping front and the front grille has been exchanged for a central door over the electric charging ports. Drag during driving is reduced by the lights that have vertical transparent fins. The fins help to channel air around the car. The rear has LED tail lights placed on the side of the tailgate. MorningSky Blue is the new color that the 2015 Leaf can be purchased in. The new color is expected to be an alternative to the common Blue Ocean shade. The exterior design isn’t a fan favorite but a 2017 design of the Leaf is expected to have new styling that is appealing to the eye.
There are a few packages that can be added when purchasing the 2015 Nissan Leaf. Each model has a different package consumers can choose from. The 2015 Leaf S has a charge package that comes with a six kilowatt charger as well as a quick charge port. The SV model has a combined package that comes with LED head lights and fog lights. The last model, the SL, has a Premium package that adds a monitor that circles the entire car and a decent sound system.
2015 Nissan Leaf Engine
The 2015 Nissan Leaf has a fitted new lithium-ion battery. The battery has a flat 24 kilowatt – hour that is placed on the cabin floor and under the rear seat. The battery sends energy to an 80-kilowatt electric motor that drives the front wheels. The electric motor produces 107 horsepower. The electric car works as a generator, it recharges the battery during regenerative braking, it returns wasted energy to the battery.
2015 Nissan Leaf Release Date and Price
he 2015 Leaf model is available in three models. It has a S model, a SV model and a SL model. Each model is priced differently because it comes with standard and optional features. The way that it looks, the comfort it provides and how convenient it is also play a role in price determination. The Base S model has a starting price of $29,860. The SV starts from around $32,000 and the SL model has a price tag estimated at $35,000. Prices of the 2015 Nissan Leaf exclude any credit or incentives that the car has.