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Nissan Leaf e+ gets limited entry-level model

Limited edition N-Tec grade is available for £3K less than regular entry-level model

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Nissan is aiming to make its longer-range Leaf e+ more accessible with a cut-price trim grade.

New to the line-up is the Nissan Leaf e+ N-Tec, of which just 1,000 examples will be offered. This trim is priced at £32,795 (including the £3,500 government plug-in car grant) which represents a £3,100 saving on the range-topping Leaf e+ Tekna.

This comes at the compromise of equipment but retains the larger 62kWh powertrain offered by the Leaf e+, which Nissan claims can deliver up to 239 miles of range between charges. For comparison, the standard 40kWh powertrain delivers a claimed 168 miles. However, Nissan’s range claims have been questioned in the past so take that with a grain of salt.

It also boasts 215hp and 340Nm of torque, delivered to the front wheels. As a result, 0-60mph is covered in 6.7 seconds with a 98mph top speed.

Standard equipment on the N-Tec includes an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment setup with support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, 17-inch alloy wheels and the Leaf’s one pedal ‘e-pedal’ technology. Goodies added for no cost over the standard Leaf includes LED fog flights, semi-autonomous ProPilot features, an electronic parking brake and a metallic blue front splitter.

The British-built Nissan Leaf range currently holds an Expert Rating of 78% according to The Car Expert’s unique Expert Rating aggregator, based on 23 UK media reviews. It also holds a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP and a five-star environmental rating from Green NCAP.

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Articles by Ryan Hirons are provided for The Car Expert by PA Media (formerly the Press Association). They include test drives of the latest new cars and features on various aspects of automotive life.