Nissan Leaf To Be Launched In India In 2018

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Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has stated that it will be launching the Nissan Leaf in the Indian market. The Leaf was showcased in India in March 2015.

Nissan Leaf To Be Launched In India in 2018

Although the global launch of the updated Nissan Leaf is still unknown, but it is expected that the Leaf will enter Indian market by 2018. Prior to the launch, the Nissan Leaf will also make its appearance in the Auto Expo too.

Nissan Leaf To Be Launched In India in 2018

But the main concern for Nissan will be how the Indian customers will respond for an electric car. It is a known fact that we Indian's like hybrid vehicles.

Nissan Leaf To Be Launched In India in 2018

This is the reason Maruti Suzuki is planning to add mild hybrid technology to more of its models. But a pure electric car is a totally different story.

Nissan Leaf To Be Launched In India in 2018

Electric cars are expensive and the Nissan Leaf will be no different to that. Although the electric cars will get benefitted by FAME scheme the Nissan Leaf will cost around Rs 35 lakh if it is a completely built unit.

Nissan Leaf To Be Launched In India in 2018

Globally Nissan has sold over 2,39,000 Leaf models. But in India, this electric car might be slotted among the luxury sedan for its price. And that's where Nissan's real problem begins.

Nissan Leaf To Be Launched In India in 2018

Nissan cannot expect the Leaf to be a volume seller in India. The Leaf is the most successful electric car in the world and it will be a good development if it continues it in India.

Nissan Leaf To Be Launched In India in 2018

Coming to the electric cars in India, well, it's a very short list in fact only two models. The Mahindra e2O and e-Verito. Nissan Leaf will be the third car to join the electric league in India. Leaf is powered by an electric motor producing 107bhp There is no conventional engine in the car.

Nissan Leaf To Be Launched In India in 2018

The electric motor draws power from a 48-model lithium-ion battery which is placed in the cabin. It ha s a range of 160km and regenerative braking helps to extend this range. The battery gets fully charged in eight hours.

Nissan Leaf To Be Launched In India in 2018

Nissan Leaf is a technological excellence of Nissan. It is a good move from Nissan that it will be bringing its successful electric car to Indian market.

via CarAndBike

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