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Nissan Leaf gets new equipment grade

  • The UKs most popular electric car gets a new trim
  • Acenta+ sits between the Acenta and range-topping Tekna model
  • Available to order now

The best-selling electric car here in the UK, the Nissan Leaf has had a new trim added to its line-up. Available to order this month, the new Acenta+ trim sits between the Acenta and range-topping Tekna model in the range.

Among the standard kit highlights for this new trim is a 6.6kW on-board charger along with a Mode-3 32amp (EVSE) cable - previously available only as an option. The charger allows owners to fully charge the Leaf in just four hours, if a home-charging point from the likes of Chargemaster is installed at your premises. 

You’ll also get new 17-inch alloy wheels as standard on top of Acenta trim highlights which include a seven-inch colour touchscreen, reversing camera, cruise control, six speakers and automatic lights and wipers as standard.

The Nissan Leaf has a range of 124 miles and is eligible for the £5,000 plug-in car grant from the Government. More than 175,000 Leaf have been sold globally since its introduction and the UK is the number one European market for Leaf sales with over 10,000 sold to date.

James Wright, managing director, Nissan Motor (GB) commented: “The UK’s electric vehicle market is growing at an extraordinary pace and while it may be too early to talk about tipping points, we’re well on our way. I am proud that the Nissan Leaf has played such a major role in changing perceptions of EV ownership and I am even prouder that the UK is now the number one market for Leaf sales in Europe.”

Outselling all other pure electric models combined by more than two-to-one in the first half of 2015, commanding a market share of 63 percent, the Leaf is proving popular with company car drivers and retail customers alike thanks to its low cost of ownership and ultra-low BIK tax bills.

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The new Leaf Acenta+ is available to order now priced £1,150 more than Acenta trim.

Click here to view our full review of the Nissan Leaf.