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Should Nissan be more adventurous with the Leaf in it's twilight years and also make it appeal to younger buys?

It's high time Nissan UK shook off the old pensioner image but not like this:
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Speaking to the sales that I bought my e-NV and two LEAF from about a new LEAF an he said that the LEAF isn't going anywhere. The new battery plant in Sunderland will be building an 80kWh battery for a new LEAF (to be an update again) for next year.....
 

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Speaking to the sales that I bought my e-NV and two LEAF from about a new LEAF an he said that the LEAF isn't going anywhere. The new battery plant in Sunderland will be building an 80kWh battery for a new LEAF (to be an update again) for next year.....
Good news but please let them restyle the front end and stop making every Nissan look the same from that messy frontal styling.
 

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Those turned in wheels. Are you sure it's not your motor @farmergiles ? Didn't you say you altered the tracking to improve torque steer? (Anyway, why do the hot rods do that with their wheels? Can't they measure the arches properly or something? :))
You are confusing toe with camber! The Leaf's rear wheels appear to have visible negative camber - top leans in slightly.
I have no idea why the idiots ruin the handling and suffer the inevitable tyre wear with those mods.
 

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he said that the LEAF isn't going anywhere
I realise that I'm a bit biased but I agree with this. To most British ICE drivers the Leaf is the best known EV and it still sells well. It has good kit and unless you're an ardent EV devotee it is not old tech. The larger battery may be resolving some of the previous degradation issues and because it's based on a successful formula, costs should continue to come down too. Maybe a move to CCS would be preferable but as @GOSPORT DAVE says, chademo is perhaps more reliable. I don't see Nissan rushing to replace either.
 

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I realise that I'm a bit biased but I agree with this. To most British ICE drivers the Leaf is the best known EV and it still sells well. It has good kit and unless you're an ardent EV devotee it is not old tech. The larger battery may be resolving some of the previous degradation issues and because it's based on a successful formula, costs should continue to come down too. Maybe a move to CCS would be preferable but as @GOSPORT DAVE says, chademo is perhaps more reliable. I don't see Nissan rushing to replace either.
The tech works, and reliably too, unlike the never ending stream of issues that afflict it's competitors.

Nissan will have recovered the development costs a few years ago, making the cars more affordable, and not because, as Leaf detractors imply, because they can't sell them.

I heard that there will ultimately be a replacment sharing the Megane platform but there is defintiely scope for a facelift, with a view to making it more appealing to younger drivers. With an 80kwh battery it should have a range of over 300miles.
It would be nice to have a dual motor version too.
I was under mine a few days ago and noticed a large space under the boot, probably large enough for a space saver. but certainly room for a second smaller motor (50hp?)
 

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I realise that I'm a bit biased but I agree with this. To most British ICE drivers the Leaf is the best known EV and it still sells well. It has good kit and unless you're an ardent EV devotee it is not old tech. The larger battery may be resolving some of the previous degradation issues and because it's based on a successful formula, costs should continue to come down too. Maybe a move to CCS would be preferable but as @GOSPORT DAVE says, chademo is perhaps more reliable. I don't see Nissan rushing to replace either.
Chadamo is not being fitted is the information I was given..... The "new" LEAF will be CCS......
 

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The Ariya is CCS, so expect everything after that to be CCS. It's good that we'll have Chademo chargers, but only to support existing LEAF models. It would be madness to introduce a new Chademo car now.
 

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The Ariya is CCS, so expect everything after that to be CCS. It's good that we'll have Chademo chargers, but only to support existing LEAF models. It would be madness to introduce a new Chademo car now.
I checked not long ago and total number is CHAdeMO cars ever sold in UK is 85k of which Outlanders amount to 46k.

As a Leaf driver I agree there’s no point anyone supporting CHAdeMO indefinitely


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