Facelifted Nissan Leaf makes local debut at 10th PH EV Summit

After making its global debut earlier this year, Nissan Philippines Inc (NPI) officially revealed the 2023 Leaf at this year's Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit. Sporting a sleek facelift, the updated EV gets a slightly sportier look than its predecessor.

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Starting with the exterior, the Leaf now carries the brand's new logo along with a restyled V-Motion front grille painted black that gives it a more dynamic look. The headlights, meanwhile now come with a smoked finish which further gives the EV a flashier appearance. Last but not least, the EV now gets a new set of stylish alloy wheels.

The interior, meanwhile, relatively remains the same as before. It still comes with a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, an automatic climate control, a 6-speaker sound system, intelligent keyless entry, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, 60:40 split-folding rear seats, and cruise control.

Facelifted Nissan Leaf has arrived, retains PHP 2.789M price image

As before, the Leaf comes with a plethora of intelligent driver aids courtesy of the Intelligent Mobility system. With it, the EV gets the following; around-view monitor, blind-spot warning, intelligent emergency braking, high-beam assist, intelligent cruise control, rear-cross traffic alert, lane departure warning with intelligent lane intervention, and lane-tracing control.

In addition, it comes with the innovative e-Pedal which allows for one-pedal driving. By letting go of the accelerator pedal, the Leaf can automatically slow itself down to a stop which is useful when crossing intersections or when approaching traffic lights or stop signs.

Other safety features present in the 2023 Leaf include anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, vehicle dynamic control, a tire pressure monitoring system, hill-start assist, and 6 airbags.

Facelifted Nissan Leaf has arrived, retains PHP 2.789M price image

Powering the 2023 Leaf is the familiar AC Synchronous electric motor that is rated to generate 150 PS and 320 Nm of torque. It is then paired with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that gives the EV an estimated range of 311 km. When charged with the optional AC wall-box charger, Nissan claims it will take around 7.5 hours to fully recharge the Leaf. However, it can be charged to 80% in just 40 minutes at select Nissan dealerships with fast-charging stations.

The 2023 Nissan Leaf retails for PHP 2,798,000 which means it retained the original pre-facelift price. Those interested in purchasing the refreshed Leaf can visit the following authorized dealerships

  • Nissan Mantrade

  • Nissan Manila Bay

  • Nissan Global City

  • Nissan Matina

  • Nissan Palawan

  • Nissan Tagum

  • Nissan Bacolod

  • Nissan Cebu – South

  • Nissan Otis

  • Nissan Abad Santos