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Fully Electric Nissan Leaf To Finally Make PH Debut On May 9

The fully-electric Nissan Leaf is finally making its debut in the Philippine market this coming May 9, 2021.

For the longest time now, Nissan Philippines has been teasing the arrival of their fully electric Leaf. From numerous market studies to creative marketing campaigns, the electric vehicle’s (EV) eventual arrival has definitely been well documented. Originally destined to make its debut in 2020 but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nissan Leaf is now ready to make its mark in the Philippines on May 9, 2021, 2 pm via their Facebook and YouTube accounts.

Nissan Leaf Philippines Launch May 9

The Nissan Leaf is one of the world’s best-selling electric vehicles, with more than 500,000 units sold as of September 9, 2020. As one of the pioneers of the mass-market EV, the Nissan Leaf has evolved pack numerous technologies such as Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous driver-assist system and a larger battery to deliver as much as 311 kilometers in a single charge.

How does 311 kilometers sound like? Well, that’s the distance between Manila and San Fernando, La Union. This allows drivers to easily travel to Calamba, Laguna (53 km), Baguio, Benguet (245 km), or Baler, Aurora (274 km). For reference, the average driving distance around Metro Manila per day is only 13.2 kilometers, which means the Nissan Leaf should be enough for the average daily commute of a resident in Metro Manila.

Filipinos Are 2nd Most Eager In ASEAN To Purchase An Electrified Vehicle

In a recent market study by Frost & Sullivan in cooperation with Nissan, Filipinos are the second most eager in the ASEAN region to own an EV. Only time will tell of this study will actually result to actual sales for the Leaf here in the Philippines. 

At this point, we do not have pricing and what features will the Philippine-market Nissan Leaf will be fitted with. We only know at this point that it will be the standard Leaf with the standard-range 311-kilometer range. This means that this model should produce 147 hp and 320 Nm of torque, driving the front wheels. We also know that based on the teasers, the Nissan Leaf will feature the brand’s ProPilot semi-autonomous driver-assist features that include full-speed radar cruise control, lane keeping assist, automatic emergency braking, just to name a few.

Stay tuned to Go Flat Out PH on May 9, 2021, to find out more about Nissan’s pioneering electric vehicle.

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