Nissan first showed a sporty, Nismo-tuned version of its new Nissan LEAF back in October of 2017. Since then, there hasn’t been much to report– until today. That’s because Nissan has announced that the Nismo LEAF is set to go on sale in Japan as early as July 31st!

The new LEAF Nismo model features a sporty Nismo appearance package both inside and out– complete with signature red accents. This is more than just a visual package, however. The LEAF Nismo comes with a set of distinctive, 18″ alloy wheels wrapped with Continental ContiSportContact tires, and features custom settings for the electric power steering, Vehicle Dynamics Control, Intelligent Traction Control, ABS and motor controller. The result is a car that is stiffer, more responsive, and more fun to drive than its more pedestrian LEAF-y brothers.

Is this edgier LEAF what Nissan needs to draw people from the Model 3? You can check out Nissan’s world debut video, below, then let us know what you think of this latest, sportiest electric Nissan in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

 

2019 Nissan LEAF Nismo | World Debut Video

Source | Images: Nissan, via Paul Tan.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.

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