Nissan Debuts Updated 2023 LEAF

Nissan Debuts Updated 2023 LEAF | Toronto, ON

The all-electric Nissan LEAF has been a solid choice for eco-conscious drivers for more than 10 years. This iconic vehicle is getting some upgrades for the 2023 model year, with significant changes to its exterior as well as updates to its interior and safety systems.


The new Nissan LEAF arrives with a refreshed grille as well as bumper molding and headlights that have black inner accents. The Nissan badge in the centre of the grille also lights up to further enhance the car’s appeal. Another aesthetic upgrade comes in the form of bold 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels that are standard. Outside of looks, the LEAF’s rear spoiler, rear under diffuser, and tire deflectors have all been modified for improved aerodynamics.


Inside, the steering wheel features the latest Nissan logo. The vehicle start-up video on the instrument panel screen has also been updated on the 2023 LEAF. Black cloth and gloss black accents are standard on the SV and SV PLUS trims. But on the LEAF SL PLUS model, you’ll find standard leather seats.


Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist is standard on the LEAF for 2023. This driver-assist system combines Intelligent Cruise Control with steering assist technologies to add extra peace of mind behind the wheel.

You can learn more about the 2023 Nissan LEAF or any vehicle in the Nissan lineup by contacting our team at Avenue Nissan in Toronto, Ontario.

Nissan Plans to Introduce New Electrified Vehicles by 2030

Nissan Plans to Introduce New Electrified Vehicles by 2030 | Toronto, ON

Nissan recently announced Ambition 2030 — its vision of becoming a more sustainable company that provides stylish, efficient vehicles across the globe. As a result, and due to customer demand, Nissan plans to introduce 15 new EVs by 2030.

“We are proud of our long track record of innovation, and of our role in delivering the EV revolution. With our new ambition, we continue to take the lead in accelerating the natural shift to EVs by creating customer pull through an attractive proposition by driving excitement, enabling adoption and creating a cleaner world,” said Nissan COO Ashwani Gupta.

Along with creating new vehicles, Nissan plans on reducing costs for battery production. By introducing cobalt-free technology to its lithium-ion batteries, the brand is estimated to bring the cost down 65% by fiscal year 2028. In addition to that, Nissan will increase mobility options by offering its advanced driver-assistance technologies to more consumers. The goal is to expand ProPILOT™ technology to more than 2.5 million vehicles by fiscal year 2026.

Nissan has always been a leader when it comes to innovative technology in its vehicles. The Nissan LEAF® was first introduced in 2010, before many automakers were even considering alternative-fuel models. The LEAF® is still available today and the all-new 2023 ARIYA marks the next generation of Nissan EVs.

To learn more about the future of Nissan or any of the efficient models available today, contact our team at Avenue Nissan in Toronto, Ontario.

Nissan Set to Go Carbon Neutral by 2050

Carbon Neutral Nissan LEAF | Avenue Nissan | Toronto, ON

Nissan is taking another step towards becoming more eco-friendly. The automaker recently announced a new goal to become carbon neutral throughout the company’s operations and product life cycles by 2050. With this goal in mind, the brand plans to ensure that every all-new Nissan vehicle offered by the early 2030s will be electrified.

“We’re determined to help create a carbon neutral society and accelerate the global effort against climate change,” said Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida. “Our offering in electrified vehicles will continue to expand around the world, and this will make a major contribution to Nissan becoming carbon neutral.”

Nissan is working towards further innovations in electrification and manufacturing technology, focusing significantly on the following areas:

  • Battery innovations, which includes solid-state and related technologies to create cost-competitive and more efficient electric vehicles
  • Greater energy efficiency with Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrains
  • The creation of a battery ecosystem to support onsite power generation for buildings with renewable energy sources
  • Manufacturing processes that support higher productivity, starting with the Nissan Intelligent Factory initiative

This goal expands past initiatives like the Nissan Green Program. Nissan was the first carmaker to introduce a mass-market electric car with the Nissan LEAF, and it plans to ensure 100 percent of its all-new vehicle offerings will be electrified in the Japanese, Chinese, American, and European market.

Here at Avenue Nissan in Toronto, Ontario, we look forward to playing our part in Nissan’s carbon-neutral plans. Visit our dealership to learn more about the 2021 LEAF and other Nissan contributions to a cleaner world.

Nissan Celebrates Production of 500,000 LEAF®

Nissan LEAF | Toronto, ON

Nearly a decade after its introduction to the world, the Nissan LEAF® has hit a major milestone. The brand recently announced the production of the 500,000th LEAF® model, and it just so happened to fall on World EV Day.

The LEAF® was the world’s first-ever mass-market all-electric vehicle. Its introduction to the market marked Nissan’s move towards eco-friendlier vehicles.

Since its introduction, the LEAF® has earned a range of accolades. This includes World Car of the Year 2011, Car of the Year 2011 in Europe, and Car of the Year Japan in 2011 and 2012.

The LEAF® is a zero-emission vehicle that easily helps reduce its drivers’ carbon footprints. In fact, LEAF® owners have driven more than 14.8 billion clean-air kilometers since the model was introduced in 2010, helping to prevent more than 2.4 billion kilograms of CO2 emissions.

Along with offering all-electric power, the current LEAF® model also provides advanced technologies to help keep its passengers safe and comfortable out on the road. This includes the award-winning Nissan ProPILOT system, which allows the vehicle to stop, restart, and stay centred in its lane on the go. It also comes with e-Pedal technology for one-pedal driving.

If you’re interested in driving a LEAF® around Toronto to help you save on gas and reduce your carbon footprint, stop in at Avenue Nissan and we’ll get you behind the wheel.

Nissan LEAF Named 2019 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year winner

2019 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year | Avenue Nissan Blog | Toronto, ON

The Nissan LEAF has done it again — this all-electric car has walked away with another accolade under its belt. The LEAF, which is considered the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, was recently named the winner of the 2019 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year awards during the Vancouver International Auto Show.

“As the pioneer of the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, we have a duty to offer Canadians an EV that offers more, and continues to spearhead the advancement of the zero-emission segment,” said Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada. “We have achieved that with the new Nissan LEAF, which provides the right range at the right price, offering a suite of advanced safety technology, and standard features specifically for Canada.”

To determine the winner of the 2019 AJAC Canadian Green Car of the Year awards, more than 65 AJAC journalists across Canada tested the entries. Each entry is tested on different road surfaces and conditions throughout the year and put to the test during AJAC’s autumn Test Fest event.

This isn’t the only award that the LEAF has won. It was recently named the 2018 World Green Car of the Year. It’s also the first-ever electric car to sell more than 400,000 models globally.

Along with the LEAF, Nissan now offers the all-new Nissan LEAF PLUS, which has more power and offers up to 363 kilometres of range. Contact us here at Avenue Nissan to order this exciting new model.