This Nissan Leaf is transformed into a real adventurer!

This Nissan Leaf is unlike any other with its adventurous attributes. But so equipped beware of the drop in autonomy!

An ordinary sedan

The first generation Nissan Leaf appeared in 2010 and although its 5-door sedan look is a bit peculiar, we can not say that he unleashes the crowds. ESB, a Japanese tuning company based in Osaka, however, tried to give it back a little sex appeal transforming it like a real backpacker.

Simple but effective transformations

The first thing you notice about this Leaf Crossover, it is obviously the raised ground clearance. The latter can be increased from 30 mm to 190 mm thanks to new springs. And you can still take the Leaf higher if you choose tires with larger sidewalls. ESB opted for 17-inch steel wheels shod with General Grubber all-terrain tires. If they drastically reduce autonomy electric car, on the other hand they will allow it to run well more easily out of bitumen without loss of adhesion.

A neat style

Raw plastic protections are added all around the car. They include the wheel arches, side sills and front and rear shields and are distinguished by relative discretion. We are quite far from the crude artifices of most current SUVs. At the front, it is also possible to add a protective plate to avoid rubbing the underbody of the car.

It is also possible add a roof rack to bring more equipment and a led bar to face the darkest nights. But be aware that these options will result in more air resistance, and therefore a still declining autonomy.

Unchanged mechanics

The engine and battery remain strictly original. So you have 109 hp and 280 Nm of torque as well as a capacity of 24 kWh or 30 kWh depending on the year of your Leaf. The range announced by Nissan at the launch of the Leaf was 200 km and 24 kWh. With the 30 kWh pack, the range climbed to 250 km. In both cases, the homologation took place under the older NEDC cycle which is more optimistic than the current WLTP.

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