Have you ever looked at the second-gen Nissan Leaf thinking it needs a convertible version? No? It doesn’t matter, because the automaker has just made one.
Presented at the Tokyo forum on zero-emission society in front of a crowd of approximately 100 people, including government officials and company executives, the open-top study builds upon the second-gen Leaf and brings back memories of the Murano Crosscabriolet.
Nissan hasn’t said anything about the Targa-style roof, structural rigidity, rollover protection, raised rear bench and two-door body style adopted by this concept. However, since it’s built for show purposes only (we’ll drink to that!), it doesn’t have to meet any safety requirements.
In fact, the Japanese automaker has yet to detail the Leaf Open Car, but mentions some of the features that equip the regular model. Here we have the ProPilot semi-autonomous driving system, e-Pedal and other ‘Intelligent Mobility’ technologies. So we can assume that all of these are part of the open-top model, too, alongside the 150PS (147hp / 110kW) electric motor and 40kWh battery pack.
With its roof in place, the five-door electric hatchback takes a respectable 8.2sec to reach 100km/h (62mph) from a standstill, and has a NEDC-estimated driving range of up to 378km (235mi).