Nissan Leaf launched in Thailand, EV goes for RM252okay

The Nissan Leaf has been launched in Thailand, unveiled on the ongoing Thailand Worldwide Motor Expo 2018. The second-generation electrical automobile goes for 1.99 million baht (RM252,298) within the Land of Smiles and deliveries will start from March 2019.

“In Asia and Oceania, we're planning to launch in seven markets, together with Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong, and these markets we are going to launch in parallel on high of Thailand,” mentioned Yutaka Sanada, Nissan’s regional senior vice-president on the launch.

Regionally, the Leaf was displayed on the latest KL Worldwide Motor Present (KLIMS) 2018, and we perceive that the timeline for its Malaysian launch has been revised to someday in the course of 2019. Because the EV is unlikely to be domestically assembled, will it's competitively priced? That can rely upon the upcoming Nationwide Automotive Coverage (NAP) overview by MITI.

Measuring in at four,480 mm lengthy, 1,790 mm extensive and 1,540 mm tall, the brand new Leaf options important positive aspects in efficiency and vary over the first-gen mannequin, with the automobile’s EM57 electrical motor now producing 38% extra energy and 26% extra torque at 110 kW (148 hp) and 320 Nm respectively.

A 40 kWh lithium-ion battery will increase the working vary to round 400 km (378 km on a NEDC take a look at cycle) from the 195 km – and later, 250 km – of the unique.

When it comes to charging, the automaker quotes eight hours for a full cost drawing present from a six kW supply, and double that point from a 3 kW supply. There’s additionally fast charging, with as much as 80% fill in 40 minutes through the CHAdeMO charging socket. The max AC cost fee is 6.6 kW, or 50 kW with DC fast cost.

Tech novelties embrace ProPILOT single-lane autonomous driving tech, which might routinely management the gap of the automobile to the automobile in entrance utilizing a pace preset by the driving force (between 30 km/h and 100 km/h), whereas steering and preserving itself centered in its lane. It additionally does braking to a whole cease and resuming motion too, very like the low-speed observe operate in Honda’s Sensing suite.

Except for ProPILOT park, there’s additionally e-Pedal, which supplies the simplicity of beginning, accelerating, decelerating, stopping and holding the automobile in place by utilizing the accelerator pedal alone.

The Leaf is provided with six airbags (entrance, aspect and curtain) and a Nissan Security Defend system, which incorporates clever lane intervention, lane departure warning, clever emergency braking, blind spot warning, visitors signal recognition, rear cross visitors alert, clever round view monitor and emergency help for pedal misapplication.

GALLERY: Nissan Leaf at KLIMS 2018

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