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Nissan Set to Debut Leaf Grand Touring Concept

GT will share Tokyo stage with Leaf NISMO concept next month.

by on Dec.29, 2017

The two-tone Nissan Leaf Grand Touring Concept will debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon.

Much as Toyota has done with its Prius hybrid, Nissan appears ready to create an entire “family” of Leaf battery-electric vehicles.

The second-largest Japanese automaker plans to pulls the wraps off the Leaf Grand Touring Concept during the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon next month – where it will share the stage with the Nissan Leaf NISMO Concept that was first unveiled at the recent Tokyo Motor Show.

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Nissan isn’t saying what it might have in mind for the GT show car, but it has been hinting that it wants to offer more than a single variant of the newly redesigned, generation-two Leaf. Among other things, it plans to introduce an optional battery pack later in 2018 that will boost the EVs range from 150 to “200-plus miles.”

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Nissan Leaf Sets Speed Record – in Reverse

And another one going forward.

by on Jul.03, 2012

Stunt driver Terry Grant prepares for his record run in the Nissan Leaf.

Fifty-five miles an hour doesn’t sound like much these days, yet it was enough to land the Nissan Leaf a spot in the record books – the little battery-electric vehicle setting a record for driving in reverse.

But you could say that the maker did well both coming and going — setting a second record in a more conventional driving mode, as well, during the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Professional stunt driver Terry Grant beat his own previous record on Sunday launching backwards up Goodwood Hill averaging a cool 55 mph.

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“There were times I wasn’t sure I was coming or going. However, thanks to the LEAF’s low center of gravity – the batteries are an integral part of the car’s floor – the car is extremely stable, no matter which direction it’s traveling. The only complaint I have is slight neck ache from constantly looking over my shoulder,” said Grant, who recorded an earlier record at Goodwood driving a Nissan Juke up the hill on two wheels last year.

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First Look: Nissan Juke NISMO

Power to the people.

by on Nov.30, 2011

Nissan will put the Juke on NISMO-brand steroids.

The Nissan Juke has proven wildly popular, selling more than 232,000 copies in its brief time on the market.  Now, bets the number two Japanese maker, it could build up demand by pumping up performance.

The Nissan Juke NISMO will be the most mainstream model yet to wear the maker’s performance badge, said CEO Carlos Ghosn during a Tokyo Motor Show preview, calling the compact crossover, “a logical platform to take NISMO…in a mainstream product range.”

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Brazilian-born Ghosn didn’t have much more to say about the Nissan Juke NISMO Concept, though a press release fills in a few blanks about the prototype, which starts off with a lower, wider and decidedly more aggressive look than the more mainstream crossover.

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