Nissan unveils racy Leaf Nismo concept

Fast electric cars are somewhat of a rarity, but Nissan looks set to bring attainable electric performance to the masses with a Nismo iteration of its latest Leaf. The concept was teased at Nissan's launch event for the Leaf, and was presented featuring an aggressive bodykit and racier styling.

Nissan design chief Alfonso Albaisa told Autocar that the Nismo version would help Nissan steal sales from trendy, image-conscious young buyers. "The previous Leaf's design wasn't popular with the majority of people, so its look couldn't contribute to sales," he said. "The new car is lower, wider and sportier, with the point of this design being to get greater accessibility of the market."