Automotive

2017 Nissan Leaf: How’s This For Ugly?

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The all-new Nissan Leaf Black Edition was unveiled last fall and now, the automaker has started taking orders over in the United Kingdom.

This model, coming as a limited edition until August 2017, is priced at £26,890, equivalent to $32,811. This includes the £4,500 ($5,490) government plug-in vehicle grant. On top of that, the first 200 buyers in Europe’s biggest RHD market will be getting free Wi-Fi hotspot for the cabin.

This limited edition model is based on the old Leaf and the Acenta grade with a couple of extra features to the exterior, like LED headlights, black side mirror caps, roof spoiler, 16-inch alloy wheels and privacy glass.

The model’s interior is complete with illuminated entry guards and blue-stitched mats along with the Around View Monitor and NissanConnect EV telematics systems.

Nissan Europe’s Director of EVs, Gareth Dunsmore, revealed that, “The new Leaf Black Edition perfectly showcases Nissan’s commitment to making smart, premium quality products accessible for all. This stylish black number combines dynamic styling, with Nissan’s innovative zero-emission technology to offer customers a city-savvy intelligent mobility solution.”

“Its sleek design compliments an exciting drive, delivered through high-class engineering, demonstrating that you don’t have to compromise on style or performance when purchasing an electric car,” added Dunsmore.

Well, in contrast to what the popular opinion is, the Black Edition does a lot to beautify the otherwise ugly Nissan Leaf – the only drawback is its $30K+ price tag.