Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept Teased, Could Debut In Tokyo

Nissan has used its Futures 3.0 event to show an image of the upcoming Leaf Nismo concept.

Little is known about the model but the image shows the concept has been equipped with a new front bumper that features larger air intakes and LED fog lights. The car also has a red front lip spoiler, a black hood applique, and unique alloy wheels. Rounding out the changes are a contrasting black roof and red accents on the side skirts.

The concept is expected to debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month and Autocar reports Nissan Senior Vice President of Global Design Alfonso Albaisa has already confirmed plans for a production model. At the time, Albaisa said the Leaf Nismo will appeal to style conscious buyers and noted it will be easy to develop parts for the vehicle.

Unveiled earlier this year, the redesigned Nissan Leaf has a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack which powers an electric motor that develops 147 hp (109 kW) and 236 lb-ft (319 Nm) of torque. It enables the model to travel approximately 150 miles (241 km) on a single charge.

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  • fabri99

    I hope they make a hyper hot hatch out of this instead of a “sensibly-powered” warm hatch. Please Nissan, make us dream.

    • SteersUright

      Exactly! A “warm” hatch will just dilute the Nismo brand and do nothing to show EV’s as exciting vehicles for the masses, not just fuel saving practical transport aka boring as hell cars.

      • fabri99

        Yes. It may be a better solution for sales, but a hyper hatch would renovate Nismo’s brand image. And god knows how much they need it!

  • MrKash

    Am i looking at a disguised Lexus CT-200 here?

    • Chad Gordon

      If’n it was built by Toyota, sure!

  • MultiKdizzle

    Has science gone too far?

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