New Nissan LEAF “Limited Edition” Promo From Europe – Video


Recently a new “limited edition” Nissan LEAF was introduced in Europe for 2016 (also known as Acenta+), this model is slotted higher than the base model, but up to 800 Euros cheaper than the next level offering – while still offering many new premium options.

Digging Granny's New Stock 17s!

Digging Granny’s New Stock 17s!

From the above promo video, we get out first new look at Grandma’s fancy new wheel options (215/50R17 Autech alloy wheels with unique blue accents) which we like quite a lot over previous options.

Also as part of the package is better charging options, including 6.6 kW L2 and offering both the Mode 3 Type 2 (7 pin) and the EVSE (3 pin) cable as standard.

We also can’t help but notice that Nissan’s “The Rescue” promo certainly seems to be touting both a greater distance for the LEAF, while travelling through Death Valley, to refuel an ICE vehicle while has run out of gas.

Perhaps some re-engineering/re-purposing is in store for this spot, as the arrival of an expected longer range/30 kWh 2016 LEAF is expected in mid-September?

Hat tip to offib!

Category: Nissan


12 responses to "New Nissan LEAF “Limited Edition” Promo From Europe – Video"
  1. Goaterguy says:

    Not as funny as the Fiat commercials but not boring either. I have ridden Death Valley in a motorcycle and never saw the word ‘Petrol’ used as gasoline before…

    1. kdawg says:

      That’s not the only problem with this commercial.

      First off there are no J1772 chargers in Beatty NV. Granted, she could have used a 120V plug and a portable EVSE, but that would have taken a long time.

      Second, the route she took through Death Valley National Park to pick up her grandson would have been 81.7 miles. I don’t think the Leaf can go this far at highway speeds. Obviously she was driving fast if she got pulled over.

      Finally, once she got to her grandson, she would have to go to the local RV park at the Longstreet Inn to charge. To get back home, they would have to wait for the Leaf to fully charge using a Nema 14-50 plug, assuming they had an adapter. Or just trickle charging at a regular plug.

      I’m not sure why she took the route through Death Valley, but maybe Grandma’s Tom-Tom wasn’t behaving. Either way, it would have been a very long “rescue”. Much easier to just call AAA.

      1. ffbj says:

        Nissan: kdawg chewed up our commercial.

    2. Scenery looks as if the new planned route from Reno to Las Vegas, Nevada along Highway 95.

  2. Jason says:

    At 0:13 the display shows 199km… wonder if that means anything.

    1. K-lein says:

      199km is the Leaf’s range according to the NEDC test cycle.

      European ad.

    2. Stephen Hodges says:

      I think that Leaf lives in Death valley.. note it has only 3000km odd on the clock and only EIGHT BARS!…. but still with the 124 mile range. Sweet but always hoping they are leaking some good news…. not so here

  3. Someone out there says:

    They should have a less limited edition instead

  4. Cavaron says:

    I like how this adresses two misconceptions about EVs:

    1. They are for old people (like NEVs or golf carts) – well, this Leaf is owned by a granny, BUT SHE IS COOL!

    2. They have short range – no, no, look: cool granny gets her grandson, who run out of gas!

    Ok, that is not a real counter to the misconceptions – but I like the play with the cliches and that the spot is not taking itself all to serious.

  5. David Murray says:

    This commercial is good, though. It doesn’t have any of that tree-hugger stuff in it. It has a feeling of excitement, exciting music, etc. And it definitely gives people the impression that the driver really isn’t concerned about range.

    1. Ambulator says:

      It’s a stupid and misleading ad.

  6. ModernMarvelFan says:

    Stupid ad…

    It will just give people wrong idea to go to Death Valley with their LEAF which will just wilt away in the extreme heat…