Nissan LEAF Becomes The Venucia “Morning Wind”


The Nissan LEAF Will Be Reborn As The "Morning Wind" In China

The Nissan LEAF Will Be Reborn As The “Morning Wind” In China

It was not so long ago that it was a announced a version of the Nissan LEAF would be made available in China by Nissan’s joint venture with the Dongfeng Motor Group.  Well, actually was awhile ago, almost a year and a half – the wheels move slow when in comes to new electric vehicle production it seems.

The "Morning Wind" Will Retain Its Earlier "e30" English Name As Well

The “Morning Wind” Will Retain Its Earlier “e30” English Name As Well

More recently it was announced that production would be started in early 2015 under the brand name Venucia.

Now according to the China Car Times, this Chinese-made LEAF has a new name as well – the “Morning Wind.”

This news was made available this week at the only auto show we didn’t make it to this month – the Guangzhou Auto Show, which ran simultaneously to both the Tokyo Motor Show and the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Fortunately, Nissan/Donfeng has decided that LEAF’s Chinese name is really not all that great for their English speaking customers, so a more western “e30” has also been bequeathed to the electric car that has the same range, but far less standard features, than the LEAF.

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8 responses to "Nissan LEAF Becomes The Venucia “Morning Wind”"
  1. David Murray says:

    Does anyone know which standard features will be missing?

    1. io says:

      Just from the picture, the rear-view camera and minuscule solar panel.
      Surprisingly, alloy wheels and LED headlights are there; I guess those will be optional.

      Like Anon, I kinda like the front…

  2. Anon says:

    Looks more streamlined than the “aero” version.

  3. James says:

    My favorite car name ever. I can’t wait for their next vehicle, the Morning Wood.

    1. Dan Frederiksen says:

      They considered Feeling Gassy and Non Starter but those were taken.

    2. philba says:

      When I hear morning wind, I tell my wife to close the bathroom door.

    3. Aaron says:

      I had morning wind this morning. Scared the fur off the cat.

      1. vin says:

        I had morning wood until my wife had morning wind.