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  #2113869 25-Oct-2018 14:35
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happyfunball:

 

What is a Gen4?  Is that 2018?

 

 

Aka leaf 2.0, yip its the 2018 model


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  #2113870 25-Oct-2018 14:43
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I wonder if the CarPlay/Android head unit would fit in a 2016 hmmm. :p


 
 
 
 


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  #2113882 25-Oct-2018 15:30
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I've read a 2013-2015 UK head deck won't even play nicely with 2013-2015 JDM and they're the same basic chassis/battery/motor so possibly wishful thinking.


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  #2113899 25-Oct-2018 15:52
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tripper1000:

 

I've read a 2013-2015 UK head deck won't even play nicely with 2013-2015 JDM and they're the same basic chassis/battery/motor so possibly wishful thinking.

 

 

Some dealers put American 2016 head units into Japanese Leafs, so its definitely possible, even with the buttons reversed.  I don't really see the point since there is no additional functionality when you swap head units like that, both don't work in NZ!

 

But CarPlay is an upgrade I'd pay for, as long as I don't lose my 360 cameras and climate control/timers.

 

 


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  #2113960 25-Oct-2018 17:15
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https://www.carsdirect.com/automotive-news/60-kwh-nissan-leaf-may-cost-5-500-more-than-40-kwh-model

Those waiting for an extended-range Nissan LEAF with a 60-kWh battery pack may be in for a wait. Initial order guides reveal the new variant is slated to begin production in January 2019, about 5 months after the brand started building the 40-kWh model.

Although Nissan hasn't provided official specs yet, the 60-kWh LEAF is expected to have a range of up to 225 miles. That's nearly 50% more than the 151-mile range of the current LEAF. Dealers are just now starting to receive 2019 LEAFs with the 40-kWh configuration.

In terms of price, the 40-kWh LEAF ranges from $30,885 for the S to as much as USD $37,095 (NZD $57,000) for the SL before applicable state and federal incentives. Nissan's preliminary pricing sheets show the 60-kWh variants commanding about a $5,500 (NZD $8500) premium over their 40-kWh counterparts.

..Interestingly, we're seeing evidence that around the same time that Nissan introduces S, SV and SL trims with the 60-kWh configuration, the brand will stop building the 40-kWh SL model..."

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  #2113961 25-Oct-2018 17:15
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https://www.carsdirect.com/automotive-news/60-kwh-nissan-leaf-may-cost-5-500-more-than-40-kwh-model

"60-kWh US Nissan LEAF May Cost NZD $8500 More Than 40-kWh Model"

"Those waiting for an extended-range Nissan LEAF in the US with a 60-kWh battery pack may be in for a wait. Initial order guides reveal the new variant is slated to begin production in January 2019, about 5 months after the brand started building the 40-kWh model.

Although Nissan hasn't provided official specs yet, the 60-kWh LEAF is expected to have a range of up to 225 miles. That's nearly 50% more than the 151-mile range of the current LEAF. Dealers are just now starting to receive 2019 LEAFs with the 40-kWh configuration.

In terms of price, the 40-kWh LEAF ranges from $30,885 for the S to as much as USD $37,095 (NZD $57,000) for the SL before applicable state and federal incentives. Nissan's preliminary pricing sheets show the 60-kWh variants commanding about a $5,500 (NZD $8500) premium over their 40-kWh counterparts.

..Interestingly, we're seeing evidence that around the same time that Nissan introduces S, SV and SL trims with the 60-kWh configuration, the brand will stop building the 40-kWh SL model..."

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  #2114057 25-Oct-2018 20:49
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happyfunball:

 

Does it support Apple/Google maps with CarPlay or Android Auto, or does it use built in maps?  

 

 

In-dash Android Auto and CarPlay are both supported. I've tried out Android Auto which basically looks just like it does when displayed on my phone, but it's great to have it integrated. Built in maps are available - an SD card slot just above the display ("Maps") contains a Nissan EU card. I wish there was one for NZ in there!

 

The built-in UI offers to find charging stations etc but I think I will be fine with Android Auto when driving.

 

I am interested in being able to track charge status when the car is charging. So far, not quite sure how to do that with the currently available tools.


 
 
 
 


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  #2114170 26-Oct-2018 06:59
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I think you can do that with OVMS but I’ve been having trouble importing one from China.

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  #2114244 26-Oct-2018 09:01
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happyfunball:
tripper1000: I've read a 2013-2015 UK head deck won't even play nicely with 2013-2015 JDM and they're the same basic chassis/battery/motor so possibly wishful thinking.

 

Some dealers put American 2016 head units into Japanese Leafs, so its definitely possible, even with the buttons reversed.  I don't really see the point since there is no additional functionality when you swap head units like that, both don't work in NZ!

 

Yeah, USA and UK are not the same to swap. Dealer put a USA head deck in my Leaf. USA head deck and JDM car are (mostly) compatible. The AM is not compatible with NZ (meh?) but more importantly for me the FM is not compatible with AKL stations so I was looking at fitting a UK head deck but read that the UK head decks don't swap out nicely like the USA ones do.

 

The English makes it easier to set the clock and the charging the climate control timers, but yes, not a lot of point other than that.


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  #2114498 26-Oct-2018 15:34
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Just noticed this has recently appeared on Nissan NZ's website: http://www.nissan.co.nz/cars-vehicles/all-new-leaf/overview

 

 


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  #2114535 26-Oct-2018 16:39
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tripper1000:

 

Yeah, USA and UK are not the same to swap. Dealer put a USA head deck in my Leaf. USA head deck and JDM car are (mostly) compatible. The AM is not compatible with NZ (meh?) but more importantly for me the FM is not compatible with AKL stations so I was looking at fitting a UK head deck but read that the UK head decks don't swap out nicely like the USA ones do.

 

The English makes it easier to set the clock and the charging the climate control timers, but yes, not a lot of point other than that.

 

 

The Japanese version is not compatible with FM either, but a simple band-expander works fine.  I guess the US version could use a band expander too?


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  #2114550 26-Oct-2018 16:58
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DjShadow:

 

Just noticed this has recently appeared on Nissan NZ's website: http://www.nissan.co.nz/cars-vehicles/all-new-leaf/overview

 

 

Hopefully they get some fleet sales.  


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  #2114551 26-Oct-2018 17:00
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happyfunball:

 

The Japanese version is not compatible with FM either, but a simple band-expander works fine.  I guess the US version could use a band expander too?

 

 

Maybe... Maybe not..

 

Japan like NZ uses 100khz spacing between FM stations.... 90.9 91 91.1 etc, so while the frequencies used are lower than ours, you can use a bank expander to push the frequencies up...

 

 

 

The US use 200khz starting at .1 so there stations are 90.9 91.1 91.3 etc.... Which means if its a US specific stereo you might be restricted in what stations you can get ( no even frequencies  allowed :).... 

 

 




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  #2114775 27-Oct-2018 09:07
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tripper1000:

 

I've read a 2013-2015 UK head deck won't even play nicely with 2013-2015 JDM and they're the same basic chassis/battery/motor so possibly wishful thinking.

 

 

The software in the cars is different, I think. JDM LEAFS come with things like lane-assist....whereas the UK LEAFs don't at any trim level. That could explain why the head units aren't swappable. The differences may well be more than just language.





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  #2115381 28-Oct-2018 13:57
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happyfunball: The Japanese version is not compatible with FM either, but a simple band-expander works fine.  I guess the US version could use a band expander too? 

 

Yes, I have a 0.1 MHz band expander/shifter and TBH it is awful. 

 

It works and makes the difference between getting 15 stations or getting nothing, but it is very scratchy, I think it might be mono, and the signal drops out far sooner than a regular FM head-deck. If you've ever noticed how Japanese band expanders sometimes struggle when you are too close to strong FM signals (such is in AKL near the Skytower) well the 0.1 MHz band expander is like that all the time. I suspect that because FM stereo has a bandwidth of 200KHz, and the signal is shifted only 100KHz, the shifted signal overlaps with the original signal and sound quality suffers. Same as having an FM transmitter set to a freq that is too close to a commercial station.


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