Nissan will launch the model in New Zealand during the next fiscal year. The company is also introducing the zero-emission car in other markets including Australia, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Nissan’s regional senior vice president, Yutaka Sanada said the company is working to bring the new generation of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle to as many markets as possible.
“The New Nissan LEAF is the most advanced, yet accessible 100 per cent electric vehicle on the planet,” Sanada said.
”This ingenuous car will make you feel more confident, more excited, more connected than any other mainstream electric vehicle.
“The launch in so many markets shows our commitment to playing a leading role in electrification in this dynamic region, and to delivering the future of mobility to the region now.”
Nissan has sold more than 300,000 LEAFs globally since the model first went on sale in 2010.
The company introduced a fully redesigned Nissan LEAF in September 2017, with a suite of advanced technologies that showcase Nissan ingenuity, including the e-Pedal system for one-pedal driving.
The New Nissan LEAF also features increased power and range, and improved refinement, comfort and convenience.
The car’s new electric powertrain delivers 110kW of output and 320Nm of torque, improving acceleration and driver enjoyment.