Nissan has created an ‘Open Air’ LEAF as it celebrates sales of 100,000 electric LEAFs in its home market of Japan. But it doesn’t preview a new Nissan LEAF Convertible. Probably.
There are plenty of cars which look exceptional as a convertible, but they’re usually sporty numbers. There are equally as many cars which look completely daft as a convertible – like the Evoque Convertible – despite which there seems a healthy appetite from buyers for a car which lets in the sky, despite the compromises.
So there’s plenty of choice for buyers who just must have a Convertible, Cabriolet, Landau, Targa or any other combination of roofless, from the sublime to the ridiculous, and maybe, just maybe, there is going to be a new option – a Nissan LEAF Convertible.
Nissan has revealed the LEAF Open Air (above and below) built as a one-off to celebrate sales of 100,000 LEAF Evs in Japan. And it doesn’t look all that terrible.
Of course, this LEAF Convertible isn’t actually a convertible at all as it doesn’t appear to have any roof mechanism. It also doesn’t have any back doors and the hatch is still in place, with the back seats of the LEAF stretching up to the top of the hatch. Not an entirely practical production possibility.
But we’ve seen worse. A lot worse.