Nowadays, people are more interested in buying e-cars due to their cost effective perspective in a long run. Electric cars have made their way in the market in a very short time period. That is where the Nissan Leaf comes in. It was introduced 7 years back in 2010 and by far it is one of the most selling brands in the electronic cars category. Nissan is now going to launch an updated second generation version 2018 Nissan Leaf of the e-car model.
2018 Nissan Leaf rendering
Nissan Leaf 2018 Interior
The 2018 Leaf is a mid-size five-door hatchback. The cabin is spacious and features all tech elements. As announced by the automaker, the upcoming leaf models will be having Nissan’s Connect Telematics Systems connectivity platform powered by Azure in association with the Microsoft Company. So we are expecting that with the help of mentioned program the car owners will get remote access to their cars through their smartphones, while there are away from their vehicles. The new model also caters a deep cargo area which presents more practical storage space.
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2018 Nissan Leaf Changes
Although the car was quietly covered up to hide the exterior features, however during the spy shots some details were extracted out. You will find out lots of features similar to the Nissan IDS Concept. The side view of both the cars almost looks alike. The drifting rooftop of the 2016 model is being carried in the new model, whereas the vertical tail lamps of the older version are replaced by angular taillights. The headlamps are also small and in an angular shape. The V-shape grille is also expected to be revised. At the rear, you will find a large spoiler with the aggressive look. The previous model of Nissan Leaf was offered in three trims, S, SV, and SL. However, it is not disclosed yet that the buyers are going to have the same trim levels or it will only be available in base trim.
Electric Motor/ Battery
The current motor of the new Nissan Leaf 2018 has 107 horsepower and 187 pounds-feet of torque like its predecessor. It is expected that it will be available with multiple battery sizes from 40 kWh to 60 kWh, hence giving an increase to the miles per charge with two to three different battery size options. The execution is likely to stay in a similar manner if the sets won’t be much heavier than the existing 30 kW units(107 miles per charge). The previous 60 kWh model had a 214 miles range, but this one could get over the 300-mile range (some claim 340-mile range). The new Nissan can also be self-driven under certain conditions with the help of newly introduced ProPilot Technology. More information is expected to be disclosed by the company after the launch.
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Safety and Premium Features
Like its predecessor, the new 2018 Leaf is also expected to carry features like:
• 360-degree camera
• Blind spot monitoring
• Bose audio system
• Forward collision warning
Price and Release Date
The release date of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf is not finalized yet, but the car will be revealed in September this year(source: twitter.com/NissanEVnewsUS). Considering that fact, it is expected to hit the dealerships in the beginning of 2018 and the price anticipated for the new Leaf model is around $30,000.
2018 Nissan Leaf spy shots, concept, render