After introducing in Japan a Nismo-tuned version of the LEAF, Nissan is now announcing that a LEAF Aero Style in Dark Metal Grey will launch in Japan next month.
Nismo Spec 2013 Nissan LEAF
LEAF Aero Style, which is a special version with a sportier shape that "offers a special feel and enhanced attractiveness," will officially debut later this month at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
This is not a concept. Sales of the LEAF Aero Style in Japan will start sometime in December.
There's no word from Nissan on changes in drivetrain or battery, which indicates to us that performance will be close to the same of the standard LEAF.
"Nissan LEAF Aero Style is a new model offering a special feel with an enhanced appearance created by the addition of stylish exterior parts. The car has stylish aero form design provided by exclusively designed front bumper with built-in dedicated LED daytime running lights, side sill protector and rear under-protector. Additionally, this model is equipped with dedicated 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with a special blue accent color to offer a unique feel."
Executive Vice President Takao Katagiri, responsible for Nissan's global sales and domestic sales and marketing, stated:
"Since the release of the Nissan LEAF in the year 2010, Nissan has brought no tailpipe emissions, pure electric vehicles to the general public, and in the process, contributed to a cleaner and more efficient society. The car's popularity has been extraordinary, with global sales already reaching 83,000 units (TBC) and counting. We hope you look forward to the introduction of the Nissan LEAF Aero Style that will retain all the important virtues of the cutting-edge LEAF, but adds a high level of excitement that will surely satisfy all of our customers."