Check Out The Nissan LEAF NISMO Inside & Out

OCT 29 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 18

So we’ve told the tale that the new Nissan LEAF NISMO doesn’t really pack performance specs. So, what do you get?

We can only hope that the 2018 or 2019 Nissan LEAF NISMO is coming to the U.S. sooner rather than later — if at all — right? Yes, it’s a bit of a disappointment, since we have no indication that the LEAF NISMO may or may not make it’s way to our shores, though it seems that it would be considerably detrimental for the automaker to choose not to make that happen. Whether or not the Nissan LEAF NISMO is a performance giant, it needs to present itself in the U.S.

Nonetheless, anyone who follows the automotive space, in general, knows that oftentimes the Nissan release of a NISMO model is more of a cabin and facade update, rather than that of a true performance champion. In some cases, yes, the NISMO goes well above and beyond, like that of the recent GT-R. But, in most cases, the NISMO badge, unfortunately, presents itself upon cars that don’t warrant that utmost level of celebrity. Oh well, with all of that being said, herein lies a detailed look at the brand-new Nissan LEAF NISMO.

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2018 NISSAN LEAF NISMO FF – Exterior & Interior

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18 Comments on "Check Out The Nissan LEAF NISMO Inside & Out"

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paul k

Regular readers will know I’m a Leaf owner and fan but this totally baffoos me. What do you get? A regular Nissan Leaf with some fancy red stitching and accents. This cheapens the Nismo concept and exposes the Leaf to more ridicule than it already gets from the haters and trolls. The Leaf is just “Not that kind of girl”. ???? Sorry

john Doe

I kind of agrre with you there. NISMO. . makes me expect more power, better handling and of course a more sporty look. I think a Leaf Nismo should have a more powerfull motor, a different battery with some kind of capacitor system to give extra boost, a superior cooling system, racing seats, racing looks and a limited number for sale.
With the limited number of EVs for sale, it would sell – and Nissan should probably take the economic hit to develop this just for the media attention they would get for it.

J P DeCaen

At least they had the good judgement to make it this ugly, ensuring that no one will buy it and be disappointed by its performance.

Dudamus

Is an environmental family car.

Big Solar

a Nismo family car, awesome

Dudamus

Great car, hopefully they can drop the price some for one of the most reliable cars ever made.

Mark.ca

“one of the most reliable cars ever made”
Which car are u talking about here? Are you being sarcastic?

tester

*For the first few years before the battery degradation from lack of BMS catches up with it.

Dudamus

Since 2013 the LEAFs have had the longest lasting batteries second only to the Volts. The Lizard batteries easily outlast other EV brands.

TJKR

God Bless Nissan and the Leaf as the old Leaf was a truly EV. This new Leaf however was a huge missed opportunity. Sure if this game out 2-3 years ago, it would have done great but the world is a different place now. The NISMO thing is just lipstick on a pig.

Mike

This would probably be more appreciated if it was part of the 60 kWh Leaf rollout. Nissan could have provided improved suspension tuning and some sort of “ludicrous mode”, though maybe it would be more like “wild and crazy accountant” mode because I don’t see the Leaf ever being a true hot rod.

rey

All Show and NO GO?

Cypress

Like putting lipstick on a pig.

Jason Kern

In the words of Car and Driver, “NISMO on a Nissan car often means ‘add performance,’ which the Sentra (or in this case, Leaf) doesn’t do.”

All these jokes that I made about this and Nissan actually went for it…

rgeniec

What is with the hump on the floor between the rear seats on the floor? Is this the 60kwh version and that is what the floor will look like? Seems like an after thought.

DAVID

Needs more buttons on the steering wheel.

Gilles

You should see the test drive from Electrified Journeys Japan. The video is titled
2018 nissan nismo leaf review.
You will see that the performances are better than the standard leaf.

Dudamus
It says there is a performance increase. “The Nissan LEAF NISMO features a custom tuning computer for more responsive acceleration, custom tires and suspension for improved handling and ride comfort, and stylish exterior and interior design.” Sounds good. Some people may like that. NISMO is mainly all about looks anyways. Since the end of the first quarter 2013 it seems the LEAF batteries have outstanding longevity. Great cars. According to True Delta dot com reliability studies, the LEAF is one of the most reliable cars ever made. Similar studies in other countries have come up with the same conclusions. Kelly Blue book says it is the least expensive cost of ownership of any car. Just make sure the range suiutes your daily needs. I would recommend selecting an EV thatr goes about twice your daily commute then oyu have plenty of juice for AC, Heat and errands and you can keep the batteries in the LION Sweet Spot. Most modern EV batteries should last 2x to 3x the warranty period if used in the Sweet Spot. Even Tesla is begging their owners to keep the cars in the sweet spot. Those 18650 cells are not doing so well.