Ele promete entregar "aceleração instantânea a qualquer velocidade"
Após prévias, a Nissan mostrou as imagens oficiais da versão Nismo da segunda geração do Leaf. A versão "normal" do elétrico não é o que chamaríamos de um carro excitante, mas a Nismo deu uma apimentada no hatch com conjunto de para-choques e spoilers mais esportivos, inclusive com a assinatura vermelha.
As mudanças incluem para-choque dianteiro maior, com spoiler na parte mais baixa e LEDs diurnos maiores, substituindo o desenho trapezoidal do Leaf mais careta.
Na lateral, o Leaf Nismo traz novas rodas com pneus esportivos e altura reduzida, como resultado da suspensão mais firme.
Na traseira, há um difusor mais agressivo, com a luz de neblina montada em posição central como nos carros de F1. O logo da Nismo está espalhado pelo carro.
Não há muito o que dizer sobre o interior, já que as únicas mudanças são os detalhes vermelhos ao redor das saídas de ar e na costura dos bancos. O mesmo tema está nas portas e no botão de partida, onde o logo Nismo lembra que ali não está um Leaf normal.
Por trás do estilo, o conceito promete "aceleração instantânea em todas as velocidades" graças ao que a Nissan descreve como um "computador modificado". Vamos descobrir se isso é verdade em 25 de outubro, quando o Leaf Nismo aparecerá no Salão de Tokio, onde dividirá a cena com a Serena Nismo, uma minivan.
Acreditamos que a Nissan revelará ainda um SUV baseado no Leaf em 2019, mas nada foi confirmado.
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Nissan to show LEAF NISMO Concept, Serena NISMO at Tokyo Motor Show
Concept cars and production vehicles to give glimpse of Nissan’s newest and future innovations
YOKOHAMA, Japan (Oct. 3, 2017) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. will show a number of exciting concept cars and production vehicles at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, giving customers a glimpse of the company’s newest and future innovations.
A new concept model that embodies the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility will be among the highlights of the vehicles on display. The Nissan LEAF NISMO Concept car, the performance-oriented Serena NISMO and an updated Skyline will also debut at the show. In all, Nissan plans to display 13 vehicles.
The 45th Tokyo Motor Show, held at Tokyo Big Sight, is open to the public from Oct. 27 to Nov. 5. Press days are Oct. 25-26.
The Nissan booth, in East Hall 5, will feature a “spiral” design theme symbolising the company’s past, present and future commitment to making exciting products. It will showcase the values Nissan strives to offer, including the company’s latest electric vehicles. A simulator will let visitors experience the future of Nissan Intelligent Mobility.
The following is an overview of some of the main display models:
LEAF NISMO Concept: Nissan’s flagship electric car meets NISMO’s driving excitement
Launched in September, the new Nissan LEAF comes with the latest iteration of Nissan’s ProPILOT single-lane autonomous driving technology.
It also includes ProPILOT Park, the first technology in a Japanese-made vehicle to help drivers’ park by automatically controlling the accelerator, brakes, steering, shift changing and parking brake.
Another feature of the new LEAF is e-Pedal, which lets the driver start, accelerate, decelerate, stop and hold the car by using only the accelerator pedal.
The NISMO Concept version of the new LEAF has a sporty new exterior designed by NISMO, Nissan’s motorsports and in-house tuning division.
The application of NISMO racing technology to the car’s body results in enhanced aerodynamic performance and less lift, without sacrificing the LEAF’s excellent drag coefficient. The black interior features NISMO’s signature red accents, creating an exciting, high-performance feel.
On the road, the LEAF NISMO Concept offers a truly exciting drive. This is thanks to a sport-tuned suspension and high-performance tires, not to mention a custom-tuned computer that delivers instant acceleration at all speeds.
The LEAF NISMO Concept combines the environmentally friendly character of an electric car with the exciting driving experience that’s always been a hallmark of the NISMO brand.
Serena NISMO: a minivan with spiced-up looks
The Serena NISMO offers NISMO’s sporting technology – head-turning styling and exhilarating performance – without sacrificing the base model’s family-friendly, utilitarian nature.
The exterior design appropriately reflects NISMO’s performance-oriented nature, with custom aero parts that enhance the aggressiveness of its appearance. Inside, occupants will enjoy NISMO’s signature red accents.
The Serena NISMO features sharper handling, thanks to a custom sport-tuned suspension system.
A new engine control module and exhaust system add extra excitement and flair to the overall driving experience. The Serena NISMO is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in November 2017.
The Skyline: a premium sports sedan with advanced technology
Nissan’s premium sports sedan has always featured cutting-edge technology that stirs the driver’s emotions.
All Skyline models now come with Nissan’s All-Around Safety Shield technology. This can be combined with the high-performance, environmentally friendly hybrid system and Direct Adaptive Steering, which provides intuitive handling for easier and safer driving.
Changes to the Skyline include a revamped exterior and new aluminum wheel designs that spice up what was already one of the most attractive vehicles in its class.
Inside the cabin, the steering wheel and shift knob are new, as is the instrument panel’s surface finish, giving the interior an even higher premium quality. The new Skyline is scheduled to go on sale in Japan in December 2017.
Livestreaming on social channels
Nissan will livestream its news conference at the Tokyo Motor Show via services including YouTube, Facebook and Periscope. Nissan’s global Twitter and Facebook accounts will also feature updates.