The 2018 Nissan Leaf faces much stiffer competition than its predecessor, but then again, it promises to be better all around.
From the new exterior design to the significantly updated cabin, the zero-emission hatchback might very well be the one that could convince a number of people to spend their money on an EV, WhatCar notes in their review.
All trim levels are nicely equipped and include a standard infotainment system with Bluetooth, DAB digital radio, sat-nav, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Moreover, interior space has improved over its predecessor, but while the legroom on the rear bench is quite good for two adults, the headroom is not as good as in a VW e-Golf.
The range is one of the decisive factors when buying an EV, and in the new Leaf, this is up to 235 miles (378km) in the NEDC. However, in the real world, you’re less likely to achieve it, and when the temperatures drop, you should expect to drive it for just a little over 100 miles (161km) between charges, which is more than an e-Golf, but less than a Renault Zoe.
So, is this enough to convince you to go for an EV instead of a petrol- or diesel-powered model? Let’s see what the reviewer had to say about that.