Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept Brings All the Fun, None of the Emissions

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The Nissan Leaf Nismo concept has been shown ahead of its official debut at the upcoming 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

The Leaf Nismo is Nissan’s attempt at making its relatively drab, emissions free commuter a bit more exciting. Nismo, Nissan’s motorsports division, has applied an aero kit that works to reduce lift, new alloy wheels wrapped in sticky performance tires and sport-tuned suspension. Nismo also developed a reworked computer system for a boost in torque that helps deliver “instant acceleration at all speeds.”

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Inside, Nismo applied minor changes in the way of black upholstery, red stitching, red accent trim, carbon dash inserts and an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel with a red 12 o’clock marking.

The Leaf Nismo will be joined by a sporty Nismo version of Nissan’s Serena van in Tokyo, which is set to go on sale in Japan in November. Let’s hope the Leaf Nismo is in for a similar fate, and that it will make its way to North America.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Bob Remels Bob Remels on Oct 03, 2017

    Why is this a 'concept' and not a product..?? I don't get it.

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    • Lionel Arnold Lionel Arnold on Oct 03, 2017

      Valid question. The body style is ideal for Nismo add-ons and market ready. Bring it on. Please!