Nissan has unveiled the Nissan LEAF e+, offering a new powertrain with additional power and range.

The “e+” refers to the increased energy density of the model’s 62 kWh battery pack and the higher output of its powertrain. The new powertrain adds to the car’s range by approximately 40 percent, with NRCan range of up to 363 kilometres.

The LEAF e+ will be sold as the LEAF PLUS in Canada, with each trim level receiving its own designation of S PLUS, SV PLUS and SL PLUS. Globally, the vehicle will be referred to as the Nissan LEAF e+.

More than 380,000 Nissan LEAF vehicles have been sold globally since the 100 per cent electric model first went on sale in 2010. In Canada, the Nissan LEAF saw a surge in sales, with 5,735 units sold in 2018, four times the previous record year recorded in 2016.

Equipped with advanced technologies including ProPILOT Assist semi-autonomous driving system and e-Pedal mode for one-pedal driving, the LEAF embodies Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society.

The Nissan LEAF PLUS Series is scheduled to join the LEAF at Nissan dealerships in Japan in January 2019. North American sales are expected to begin in spring 2019 and European sales to commence in mid-2019. Pricing is not yet available.

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