Nissan Leaf Autech to be launched in Japan

By Dave Leggett | 23 May 2019

Mildly pimped up Leaf, anyone?

Mildly pimped up Leaf, anyone?

The Nissan Leaf Autech will go on sale in Japan next month, adding what Nissan says is 'exclusive styling to the world's best-selling electric car'.

The customised model, based on the Nissan Leaf, will be launched 21 June by Autech Japan, a Nissan subsidiary.

The Nissan Leaf Autech is the fourth model released under the Autech brand, following the Nissan Serena, Note and X-Trail. Based on a legacy of craftsmanship built over the years with its diverse line-up of customised cars, the Autech brand offers 'sporty, exclusive styling and quality materials to discerning customers'.

The Nissan Leaf Autech will be available in a variety of colour schemes including the Autech brand's signature Aurora Flare Blue Pearl. The specialised parts of the exterior have a metallic finish. The signature LED headlamps feature the dot pattern common to all Autech-brand cars – making it 'instantly recognisable as an Autech model both day and night'.

Inside the cabin, the seats feature crystal suede and soft leatherette. The instrument panel is finished in faux-rosewood grain, with the feel of genuine wood, Nissan says. The base colour of dark grey is infused with a subtle blue pearl accent. The use of high-grade materials in the detailing creates an interior that is at once elegant and full of character, Nissan claims.