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Europe gets a blacked-out Nissan Leaf model with a Wi-Fi hotspot

Sadly, it's not coming to the US, like so many other neat things.

I'll forgo the obvious Rolling Stones references.

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Nissan's all-electric Leaf isn't exactly a badass ride, per se. But it doesn't mean that a little black paint can't project a meaner image, as evidenced by the automaker's new Leaf Black Edition.

The Leaf Black Edition uses the European-spec Acenta grade as its base. From there, Nissan added black wheels, LED headlights, tinted glass, black mirror caps and a black spoiler. The interior is left largely alone, save for some new floor mats with blue stitching. The first 1,000 customers to purchase one also receive a free in-car Wi-Fi hotspot.

Despite being a few years old, the Leaf is staying relevant with its underlying tech. The Leaf Black Edition sports Nissan's larger 30-kWh battery, which should push its range north of 100 miles. It also features Nissan's Around View Monitor, which gives drivers a top-down view around the vehicle, and the NissanConnect EV telematics suite.

Sounds like a decent car, right? Well, if you live in the US, keep dreamin', pal. This model is only available in Europe, and to make matters even more frustrating, it's only on sale from March 2017 until August 2017. That should give you plenty of time to pick up a visa and set up shop across the Atlantic, in case you're that interested in buying one.

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