Nissan Japan has added a new variant to the all-electric Leaf hatchback line-up, in the form of the Leaf Autech.
Here you can see the Aurora Flare Blue Pearl exterior paint – an Autech signature, apparently – with silver metallic accents, signature LED headlights with Autech dot pattern, and Autech badging. There's special 17-inch wheels, too.
Other exterior finishes will also be available, including black, red, and white, along with two-tone finishes combining white/black and yellow/black.
Inside, there's a number of unique touches to distinguish the Leaf Autech from the standard model, including 'crystal' suede and blue leatherette combination upholstery with blue stitching, dark faux-rosewood dashboard insert, 'Autech' embroidery on the front seats, and a black/blue leather steering wheel.
In Leaf e+ specification, the Autech variant gets a 160kW/340Nm electric motor driving the front axle (up 50kW and 10Nm over the standard version sold in Australia – hooked up to a larger 62kWh battery which claims a driving range of 458km on Japan's test cycle. The standard version is also available in Autech form.
Pricing for the Leaf Autech starts at ¥3,931,200 ($51,852) in standard guise, jumping to ¥4,432,230 ($58,46) for the Leaf e+ Autech.
We've contacted Nissan's local division regarding prospects for the Leaf Autech in Australia, and are awaiting a response.
Stay tuned for an update.