A Nissan Leaf roadster Als been created by the engineers of the brand to celebrate the sale of one lakh units in sales in Japan since its introduction in 2010. Called the Nissan leaf Open Car, the car adopts a four-seat layout with a bizarre, large rear seat unlike the original hatchback’s standard five-seat capacity. The original roof as well as the rear doors of the Leaf hatchback has been done away with. In all probability, there is no folding roof mechanism, which makes this an exclusively sunny day car.
As far as the car’s powertrain is concerned, no changes have been reported. It is accompanied by an AC synchronous electric motor fed by a 40kWh battery pack. Seemingly, the front and rear also remain unchanged. The regular features of the Leaf, including Propilot semi-autonomous driving and Propilot Park automatic parking have been retained.
In hatchback form, the Leaf provides a 285km range on the WLTP testing standard. However, thanks to aerodynamic drag, the number is expected to come down for the Leaf Open Car. Since there is distinctly a shift in the car industry towards electric power, Nissan deiced to unveil the Leaf Open Car at a Tokyo forum. It was attended by Nissan executives and government officials to discuss a “zero emissions society”.