By on April 12, 2012

Automotive News is reporting that the Nissan Leaf will eventually get a restyling specific to Europe as well as increased range. But our Nissan sources say that’s not entirely accurate.

“We’ll fine tune the car for the European customer from a design point of view,” said Colin Lawther, vice president of Nissan engineering in Europe.

The Leaf won European Car of the Year in 2011, but critics have described as it looking bland and awkward.

The Leaf’s driving range will also be improved from 160km and the power delivery retuned to make it less jerky when accelerating, he said.

Apparently, that’s not the case. Our Nissan sources recommend not to expect too much for the alleged restyling. They are likewise unenthusiastic when it comes to the allegedly increased range. “The Leaf built in Cumberland will be a Leaf built in Cumberland,” says our source. “Nothing more, nothing less.”

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