The Nissan Leaf Nismo made its world debut on July 31 in Japan, combining, for the first time, the excitement and advanced technologies of the world’s best-selling electric car with the sporty image and performance of the Nismo road car series.

It features a custom tuning computer for more responsive acceleration, custom tyres and suspension for improved handling and ride comfort, and stylish exterior and interior design.

The model is based on the new Nissan Leaf, which debuted in October 2017. The new Leaf offers the exhilarating acceleration and environmental performance of a 100 per cent electric powertrain, a dynamic design, and advanced technologies such as e-Pedal and the ProPILOT and ProPILOT Park autonomous driving features.

The new Leaf is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s vision for changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society. It has won several awards for its cutting-edge technology and zero-emission performance.

Nissan aims to sell 1 million electrified vehicles a year, including the new Nissan Leaf, globally by fiscal 2022.

Nismo, Nissan’s motorsports and in-house tuning division, launched its road car series with the Nissan Juke Nismo in 2013.

It has since added the Nissan March Nismo, Nissan Note Nismo, Nissan 370Z Nismo, Nissan GT-R Nismo and Nissan Serena Nismo.