Electric cars can be incredibly fast but they don’t always look fast. That is changing as car companies break out the go-faster stripes in an effort to add sports appeal to battery power. Earlier in 2017 Renault came up with the Zoe E-Sport concept and now alliance partner Nissan is following suit and, quite literally, turning over a new Leaf.
Attach the word Nismo to a Nissan and expectations automatically run high, so what can we expect from the Leaf Nismo? The Leaf, even the new version unveiled earlier this year, is known for lots of things but not generally its sporty appeal, but there’s a chance this one will change that with its Nismo design makeover, revised aero for less lift, sports suspension and signature black and red Nismo cabin.
All quite exciting then… but, of course, they have to make it first. It is being shown in Tokyo as a concept only.
What they are making is a Nismo version of the, er, Serena. Remember that? It is true to say the seven-seater MPV didn’t enjoy the finest of reputations when sold in the UK in the 1990s. The new one in Tokyo has “exhilarating performance” so maybe it’s time for a comeback.