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All-New Nissan Leaf 2020 Quietly Enters Middle East in Jordan

Bustami & Saheb, Nissan’s dealer in Jordan, introduced the all-new Nissan Leaf 2020 to the country – the first time the car is officially available in the Middle East. The world’s best-selling electric car, for the moment of this post, will be backed up by an 8 year and 160,000km warranty. The car is available in 40kWh battery, giving you a max range of 278km, 6 colors, and for JOD 27,900 (~$39,900).

Drivers will feel more confident, excited and connected thanks to the Nissan LEAF’s e-Pedal, increased power and range, and improved refinement, comfort and convenience.

In 2016, Nissan signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding with the Greater Amman Municipality in Jordan as part of a landmark initiative and provided Jordan with its first 30 Nissan LEAF and Nissan e-NV200 electric vehicles. These were the first electric vehicles of their kind to be used in the Middle East.

The new Leaf is surely pretty, much more sleek and keeps up with some of the exterior styling available on the new Nissan models launched over the previous year.

Why it took forever to launch in the region, and why only in Jordan, no official response from Nissan except for the regular – ‘we study the market, make sure the car complies, the market is not ready, etc etc etc.’ We think that Jordan is the best place for EVs, especially for Nissan since the previous generation is the best-selling with approximately 8,700 Leaf’s currently registered in the Kingdom (all grey market imports).

The car comes with e-pedal, which enables acceleration, deceleration and complete stop in one simple movement. We’ve all done it at some time or another, in our regular cars, where we are approaching a signal from far off and ease off the acceleration push it in neutral to see if we can make the car stop at line.

The Leaf has four driving modes:

D Mode (most speed, and kills your battery the quickest)
  • Higher responsiveness
  • Maximum ev performance
  • Ideal to enjoy all the ev virtues
B Mode (slightly less than D)
  • Maximum regenerative braking
  • More powerful braking
  • Increased driving range
  • Reduced brake pad wear
ECO Mode (probably your most regular mode)
  • Energy-intensive systems disconnected
  • Up to 10% energy saved
  • Increased driving range
B + ECO Mode (the best to maximize savings)
  • Maximum driving range (up to 30% energy saved)
  • Maximum regenerative braking
  • Energy-intensive systems disconnected
  • Reduced brake pad wear

Quick Stats:

  • Max Power                         147HP
  • Max Torque                       320Nm
  • Battery Capacity               40kWh (350V)
  • On-board charger             6.6kW

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2 comments

Nissan Ariya Global Debut - Electric Vehicles Middle East July 19, 2020 at 11:49 am

[…] in the oil rich GCC. Nissan has not to date launched any EVs in the Middle East, except for the 40kWh Leaf in Jordan. That launch was a local launch, not even an intro to Nissan Leaf in the wider Middle East. So, how […]

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2020 Nissan Leaf 40kW - Electric Vehicles Middle East September 19, 2020 at 9:25 pm

[…] in the Middle East is the 40kW battery pack version coming in one-standard trim – which was launched only in Jordan in January 2020. Nissan has been delaying the launch of the 60 kW version as it will not properly […]

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