Nissan Leaf Grand Touring Concept Revealed Ahead Of Tokyo Debut

By Sukesh

Nissan unveiled the second-generation Leaf electric car earlier this year and also stated that it would spawn various iterations of the hatchback.

Now, the Japanese automaker has revealed the Leaf Grand Touring Concept ahead of its debut at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon.

Nissan Leaf Grand Touring Concept Revealed

The Nissan Leaf Touring Concept is finished with a dual-tone black and silver colour scheme. The front fascia of the concept electric car features Nissan's signature V-motion grille with blue backlit to highlight the electric powertrain.

Nissan Leaf Grand Touring Concept Revealed

The overall design of the Leaf Grand Touring Concept remains identical to the regular variant of the electric hatchback. The concept model is shod with newly designed black alloy wheels. The Leaf Grand Touring Concept looks sharp due to the unique paint scheme.

Nissan has not revealed the interior and technical details of the concept model. A full reveal will take place at the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon.

Nissan Leaf Grand Touring Concept Revealed

The currently sold second-gen Nissan Leaf is equipped with an electric motor producing 147bhp and 320Nm of torque. Powering the electric motor is a 40kWh lithium-ion battery pack with a claimed driving range of 400km on a single charge.

Nissan Leaf Grand Touring Concept Revealed

The battery pack takes 16 hours to be fully charged, but with a 6kWh charger, the charging time reduces to eight hours. With the quick charging support, the 80 percent of the battery gets charged in just 40 minutes.Nissan is expected to offer a more powerful battery pack in the future, which will pump up the range to 500km.

Nissan Leaf Grand Touring Concept Revealed

DriveSpark Thinks!

The Nissan Leaf Grand Touring Concept is a sportier version of the electric hatchback set to be unveiled in 2018. Nissan retails the new Leaf in the Japanese market but has not yet confirmed about the India entry of the electric hatchback. But the Japanese automaker is considering the Note e-Power for the Indian market which has been spied testing on Indian roads. Expect the Note e-Power to be launched in the country by the end of 2018.

Story first published: Thursday, December 28, 2017, 18:53 [IST]
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