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The Nissan Leaf gets updates for PH market

All while retaining its price tag of P2.798 million

The Leaf looks more refined this time around. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Shown off at the 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit, the Nissan Leaf gets a couple of tweaks here and there to keep things fresh.

The 16-inch saw-blade wheels are definitely unorthodox. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Starting off with the most obvious, you’ll see the new 16-inch saw-blade wheels on all four corners.

You'll have to look up close to see these changes. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

The front fascia has been updated slightly to feature a subtly tweaked V-motion grille, while the rear has a slightly changed rear diffuser and spoiler.

But look a little harder and you’ll notice that the vehicle now also dons the updated Nissan badge (with the removal of the “Zero Emissions”) on the rear right side of the vehicle.

The digital rearview mirror is a very welcome addition to the vehicle's safety suite. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Meanwhile, the interior remains mostly the same with the ultra-comfortable Zero Gravity seats, the puck-style shifter, and the NissanConnect infotainment system.

Aside from the new logo on the steering wheel, the biggest change would be the addition of a digital rearview mirror, similar to the one seen in the Terra. It’s a new addition to the full suite of Nissan Intelligent Mobility safety features, which the vehicle still has.

The powertrain is still the same, so it still has the same 40kWh battery with a single electric motor capable of 148hp and 320Nm, with range of up to 311km.

Unlike other vehicles, the Leaf still retains its price tag of P2.798 million. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Although, the best thing about all of these updates is that the Leaf still retains its price tag of P2.798 million. It will come in four finishes: Ceramic Gray, Pearl White, Magnetic Blue, and Magnetic Red, all with a black roof.

If you want to catch the car in the metal, you can visit it at the Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, which runs until tomorrow, October 21.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.