Three years ago sales of Nissan Leaf have reached its peak with 30.200 of sold vehicles in 2014. From then, it’s downward. The reason behind this is that even with this vehicle being a perfect everyday commute low price vehicle it starts to show its age due design and technology. Therefore, Nissan was hardly working on the next one. We can expect the sales to go boom right after the second generation is introduced. But what will 2018 Nissan Leaf bring new?
2018 Nissan Leaf – More Attractive Design
Although we can’t at this moment tell everything (because we don’t know) new Leaf prototype was caught numerous times while testing. Among that Japanese carmaker released teaser shots of the grille. And by the looks of it, 2018 Nissan Leaf will feature V-motion grille taken from the Nissan’s IDS concept, along with the floating roof. Teaser also shows us the new headlights that will have LED projectors. While new elements will take place, new Leaf will remain similar to shape and size to the current one.
2018 Nissan Leaf – New Tech
While we can’t speak much about the interior, we expect pretty much everything. New Leaf will come with semi-autonomous technology which still isn’t that widespread. So it’s safe to assume that it won’t lack new technology. This self-driving feature which is part of Nissan’s ProPilot bundle of driver aids will help the drivers during acceleration, braking and keeping the car between the current lanes.
2018 Nissan Leaf – Much Bigger Range
The “old” Leaf despite a constant increase of range throughout the years, with the current range of 107 miles still falls far behind its competitors like Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3. With new Leaf will also come the possibility for the driver to choose between certain ranges. In other words, Nissan Leaf will offer multiple range options. And the maximum range that Nissan hinted is between 200 and 250 miles. Which will put the Leaf shoulder to shoulder with Bolt EV.
2018 Nissan Leaf – Release Date
We can’t be precise at this moment about the price of new all-electric. But we also don’t think that if Leaf wants to stay competitive, it will not be much higher than currents $31.565. But who knows how much new technology will and what will it cost. We can say for certain that 2018 Nissan Leaf will take its sheets off on September 6th this year.