2016 Nissan LEAF In Japan With Forward Emergency Braking & Lane Departure Warning

OCT 5 2015 BY MARK KANE 14

2016 Nissan LEAF in Europe

2016 Nissan LEAF in Europe

Nissan intends to unveil at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show later this month its new 2016 LEAF.

As you can imagine, the Japanese version should be available with a 30 kWh battery and range of 280 km / 174 miles in JC08 cycle (172 km / 107 miles EPA) but it seems there will be some other differences that set it apart from the U.S. version.

First thing you notice is new golden LEAF color!

Second is the black roof.

The short description indicates additional safety features (not announced for US or Europe) standardized across all grades:

  • Forward Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning

Nissan is pursuing an autonomous driving project, so these features will pop up on future models.

Official announcement of spec is expected in November, while the 2016 LEAF will hit Japanese dealers in December.

“…advanced safety technology—standardized across all grades for the Japan market—including Forward Emergency Braking, which is designed to help drivers avoid or mitigate the impact of frontal collisions, and Lane Departure Warning.”

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14 Comments on "2016 Nissan LEAF In Japan With Forward Emergency Braking & Lane Departure Warning"

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two tone bodywork looks much better.

This are just shades. If you want two tone body, buy a i3.

Or, that could be a glass roof.
What’s the point of two tone, a glass roof would make a sensible option they’ve been missing.

A glass roof with a triple junction solar cell array under it would be a nice start. 40% efficient solar cells charging the car while it’s parked. I like it.

I wholeheartedly agree with this^^!

Two toned may be nice, but I won’t buy a car with a block roof.

Agree – black roof is just nuts!

Perhaps Japanese government required these features?

10 Manufacturer’s have agreed forward radar collision alert should be standard equipment, with the US government.

Don’t know the implementation year.
But, this kind of feature could do a lot to reduce insurance costs and then price of insurance, which equals more sales.

Odd, that Japanese and US versions don’t match.

FYI: CarWings in Japan offers a concierge service, not available in other regions. The Japaneese LEAF also has folding side mirrors not available on US models. An upscale AERO LEAF is also offered in Japan that has additional style and trim options. The UK LEAF has a user settable speed governor.

These are just a few examples of differences in the LEAF configuration offered in different local regions (Asia, Europe, and the Americas).

Meh. 30KWH was an improvement but they need an option for even larger batteries. They need to design a new chassis that can handle batteries better like Tesla did. Their current battery pack is kinda lame.

I believe this is what’s happening for the 2017 Leaf model.

I would imagine they will offer both safety systems here, it just makes sense and will be required soon.