The automotive industry is changing fast in terms of technological advancements, the build of cars and also in the market trend. While previously the electric and hybrid cars were usually not counted among the changes happening to the mainstream, it is the changes in the electric car segment that brought them to the mainstream this time. That being pretty interesting, we have started our study on this particular car type, as it is high time the industry should move its focus towards them. We started with the first row of fully electric cars, among which the 2020 Nissan Leaf is a prominent model name with many pleasant surprises hidden under its hood. In this context we also learned from the test drivers of Salinas Nissan dealers that the 2020 Nissan Leaf is also a good to drive vehicle, with almost equal performance prowess like the regular gasoline cars of its size.
Trims and Mileage Capacities
Even to look at the new 2020 Nissan Leaf appears like a regular car with a regular mileage capacity. Since the 2019 year edition it is crossing 150-mile range on a single full charge and also offers a 226-mile bonus if you apply to it the Leaf Plus configurations. Run with the power of 40- and 62-kwh lithium-ion batteries, the 2020 Nissan Leaf offers two levels of performance capabilities through its two trim models, namely the S and SL Plus.
Most of the 2020 Nissan Leaf models are meant to be charged on a Level 2 home charger which takes about 12 hours to be charged fully, while one can get a quick-charge done at any fast-charging station that can get charged up to 80% in about 45 minutes. So a full charge can be done in less than an hour.
Cabin Capacity and Comfort
The new 2020 Nissan Leaf can comfortably make space for four adult passengers, though you can stuff in five. With all the seats occupied, the 2020 Nissan Leaf spares about 23 cubic feet of space to load your cargo.
This year, Nissan equips every Leaf model with an 8.0-inch big touchscreen display that performs smartphone functionalities through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. That is standard on the all 2020 Leaf models, so it is needless to say that the range topping SL Plus will surely have more comfort and convenience than the base SL. Nissan confirms that all SL Plus models will come with leather upholstery, 17-inch wheels, heated seats and steering wheel, for which a heat pump will be included. To get the fastest and best route it will help the driver with ProPilot Assist, and inbuilt navigation that is programmed while keeping in mind its ease of use.
All the Seaside Nissan dealers agree that the 2020 Nissan Leaf is an exceptionally safe car to drive this year. Nissan has installed a bevy of active safety features in all 2020 Leaf models that includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, and active lane control alerts.