Submitted by JayInJapan on September 16, 2017
I have an extra day in Tokyo waiting for the typhoon to move. In Ginza for now. They have a Nissan showroom right outside the Metro station. Two new Leafs (Leaves? ;-) ) on display.
It's kinda fugly for a new car. Interior is filled with buttons; I'm not a fan of those after the simplicity of my MS. Screen is TINY. Battery 40 kWh--claims of 400 km range at 120 kWh/km. I can get 400 km in my P85+; I have my doubts about this Leaf.
Front wheel motor and drive, but there's still a hump in the middle of the back floor. Trunk seemed to have lots of space; front was cluttered with electronics and whatnot--is that all supposed to make people feel comfortable making the transition from ICE?
Nissan sells the #2 range car after Tesla in Japan. I thought they would do better by now.