Crossover Nissan Leaf has become a reality

Crossover Nissan Leaf has become a reality

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The Nissan Leaf has been around since 2010 and both generations of pioneer EVs use a five-door hatchback body. The next generation is rumored to be a crossover, but a quick search on the internet has proven that there is already an adventurous list, courtesy of ESB, a tuning company based in Osaka, Japan.

The first thing you’ll notice on the Leaf crossover is the increased ground clearance thanks to a new set of springs that lift the car 30 mm (1.2 inches) to 190 mm (7.5 inches), or more if you add more powerful tires. The tuner opted for a set of 17-inch CLS steel wheels wrapped in Grabber versatile all-terrain tires. By limiting the range and efficiency of an EV, they will provide more traction off-road.

For an SUV-like look, ESB added matte black plastic trim to the rims and front and rear bumpers, and also darkened the rear license plate holder. There is also a special addition to the front bumper with an integrated anti-slip plate, as well as side sill extensions, which are probably for design purposes only.

As a finishing touch, the tuner added a roof rack for extra luggage or equipment, as well as LED lighting when it gets dark. These accessories will also affect the range as they add unnecessary resistance, but that’s the price you have to pay for a durable look.

There are no changes under the skin as the first-generation Leaf retains its stock electric powertrain. As a reminder, the model was available with a lithium-ion battery with a capacity ranging from 24 kW to 30 kW / h, depending on the year of manufacture. One electric motor produced 107 hp. with. and 280 Nm of torque, delivering decent performance for its time.

We also recommend that you watch a detailed review of the Nissan Leaf from the FineAuto team:

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