Perhaps it’s Nissan’s way of making electric cars look cool, or perhaps it could be a weight-shedding measure to make the LEAF even more energy efficient. Either ways, there are currently no production plans for it just yet.
This quirkiness follows after Honda’s recent stunt of unveiling a pick-up truck Honda Civic Type R. The fully electric Nissan LEAF due for Malaysia this year and the idea of an open-top EV was displayed to celebrate the milestone of 100,000 sales of the Nissan LEAF in Japan since it was first introduced in 2010.“100,000 Nissan LEAFs is just the beginning,” said Nissan executive vice president Daniele Schillaci. “Nissan LEAF drivers are incredibly loyal, and many will make their next vehicle purchase an EV also.”
Nissan’s Senior Managing Officer Asako Hoshino added, “As electric vehicles continue to increase in popularity all over the world, we have the opportunity to create the ideal future of a ‘zero-emission society.’ As an EV pioneer, Nissan is committed to our electrification strategy, which reduces emissions.”
The new generation of the Nissan LEAF debuted at the end of last year with Nismo editions following suit, featuring Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies such as e-Pedal, the ProPILOT driver assistance system and ProPILOT Park.