Sporty Nissan LEAF Nismo Debut – Live Videos From Tokyo

OCT 28 2017 BY MARK KANE 8

The new 2018 Nissan LEAF in a sporty version? That must be the Nissan LEAF Nismo concept, just unveiled at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

Nissan LEAF Nismo

It’s black and white, with red inserts. Nismo  has tweaked the exterior, interior and made some tuning adjustments for better handling.

We expect that there would be customers for sportier LEAF, so maybe Nissan will try to offer those.

We suspect that the upcoming “newer” new 2019 LEAF version coming in the Fall of 2018, which includes the longer range battery (~60 kWh good for 225+ miles) and a higher power motor is could be the base for this show car.

“The NISMO Concept version of the new LEAF has a sporty new exterior designed by NISMO, Nissan’s motorsports and in-house tuning division. The application of NISMO racing technology to the car’s body results in enhanced aerodynamic performance and less lift, without sacrificing the LEAF’s excellent drag coefficient. The black interior features NISMO’s signature red accents, creating an exciting, high-performance feel.

On the road, the LEAF NISMO Concept offers a truly exciting drive. This is thanks to a sport-tuned suspension and high-performance tires, not to mention a custom-tuned computer that delivers instant acceleration at all speeds. The LEAF NISMO Concept combines the environmentally friendly character of an electric car with the exciting driving experience that’s always been a hallmark of the NISMO brand.”

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

Nissan LEAF Nismo

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8 Comments on "Sporty Nissan LEAF Nismo Debut – Live Videos From Tokyo"

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It wont be very interesting if it comes out after the standard Leaf with rhe 60 kwh battery. It makes more sense that the Nismo 60 kwh precedes the stanadard Leaf 60 kwh in limited availability.

Right on the button!

I like the performance but why force the boy racer look? Can’t a grown-up get a nice performing car without advertising it?

I’m not against the boy racer look for people who want it, by the way. If that’s your thing, fine.

It is a Japanese car. That’s what they do with the sportier versions. I felt the Italian guy’s review was better than the banner reviewer. I don’t care if I only understood 1/6th of what he was saying, it connected with me better. I blame the language!

I think you have the wrong country. Try Germany.

I was born not too long after Noah, by the way.

Please stop with the fake grilles! We are past that now.

Where are the specs? When Tesla unveils a new car or truck, it tells you the minimum specs upfront. When someone hides them, I have assume they are embarassed by a comparison. Nissan, you want us to pay $20K more? Tell us why,. Yes, we have a brain.