Nissan Leaf gets new value-for-money Acenta+ trim

Nissan has added a fourth trim level to the Leaf electric car. Called the Acenta+, it sits just below the top-spec Tekna model and includes 17-inch alloy wheels with blue highlights and a fast charger that can fill the battery from empty in four hours.

Acenta+ models cost £1,150 more than the standard Acentas at £29,740 – although that’s before the £5,000 government plug-in grant and any savings you could make buying your Leaf with carwow. Expect to pay around £23,000 for an Acenta+ Leaf if you manage to buy one before the government grants run out.

The fast charger is Nissan’s 6.6kW item that’s usually a £1,100 option, and comes with the EVSE cable needed to connect it. To make the most of it at home you’ll need a 32 amp home charger, but the inclusion of the 6.6kW charger does open up a wider range of public charging stations.

We spent a week testing a Leaf in early 2015 and found that it was such a relaxing car to drive that range anxiety wasn’t really a worry if you put a bit of forward planning into your journey.

Nissan Leaf Acenta+ equipment

As well as the fast charger and those funky alloy wheels you also get all the usual kit that Acenta-level Leaf models include, such as cruise control, a suede-effect interior, a seven-inch colour infotainment screen and automatic wipers and lights.

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Configure a Leaf on carwow to see how much you could save over the list price or, if it’s not for you, then find your next car using our car chooser.

To find out more about this electric pioneer, read our Nissan Leaf review to see what the UK’s motoring critics think of it without having to flick through a dozen websites – we’ve done all the legwork for you.

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