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Nissan to Unveil Leaf Aero Concept at Tokyo Auto Show

by , 12/22/10
filed under: Green Transportation

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As if the Nissan Leaf wasn’t garnering enough media attention, Nissan just announced that they will be debuting nine new models at the 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon in January — including a stunning new Nissan concept car. According to Nissan, the Leaf Aero Style Concept “expresses an image of futuristic sport EV driving”.

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Nissan’s two freshest offerings, the Leaf and the Juke, are due to receive added doses of sportiness, though apparently only in terms of appearance — no details have been released on the vehicles’ technical specs. The Leaf boasts an impressive new body kit, while the Juke wears dealer-installed parts designed for Europe and North America. Dubbed the “Juke Sporty Package”, the show car includes things like chrome-trimmed accessories and 17-inch alloy wheels. According to Nissan, the Nissan Leaf Aero Style is “equipped with an aero body kit that accentuates Nissan LEAF’s distinctive silhouette and character lines”.

The Japanese car manufacturer will also unveil the Nissan Elgrand (a.ka. The Quest) and new versions of the March, the Fairlady Z and the GT-R. We can’t wait to see what January will bring in terms of innovation for Nissan’s green cars.

+ Nissan

Via Autoblog

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2 Comments

  1. mkass December 23, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    I still don’t get these electrics with a token range. In LA you can blow through 100 miles in no time. Then you have to charge for hours… The Germans had the right idea with this car: http://organicconnectmag.com/wp/2010/10/electric-car-drives-375-miles-at-55-mph-recharges-in-6-minutes/

  2. greenlee December 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    “Nissan Leaf Aero style”, improves the aerodynamics or looks like it improves the aerodynamics? If it does improve the leaf sliding through the air , how much?

    Do the 17″ wheels on the Juke make it look more “sporty” or decrease the unsprung weight to make it handle better?

    So it sounds like they are announcing decorative improvements in a green car (the leaf) and the Juke. I’m sorry but “aero style” sounds pretty much like “green wash”.

    I’m a long time Nissan/Datsun owner so I would love to hear that Nissan is offering improved aerodynamics, lowering rolling resistance, or any or all of several known techniques to improve the mileage of their fleet.

    Do you believe that Nissan(or any global automotive company) doesn’t know how to make aerodynamic improvements to their vehicles? Do you think that they improved the actual aerodynamics and then chose not to mention it?

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