Japanese auto major, Nissan is all braced up to officially take the wraps off the all new 2018 Nissan Leaf on 6th of September, 2017. Although, there’s very little that is still unknown about the next-gen all-electric hatchback, the 2018 Leaf is a highly anticipated model. So far, thanks to the several official teaser images and details and spy shots, we know almost everything about the next generation Leaf EV. The Japanese car maker has recently again teased the upcoming model by releasing a picture of the car's new tail light design and its zero-emission badge.
The all new Nissan Leaf is going to come with a full overhaul. This means it will get fully redone exterior and interior design. Its new design language is more conventional that ditches the awkward look of the outgoing model. While a radical new design language was previously expected, the spy pictures of the fully un-camouflaged new-gen Leaf straight from the Nissan Oppama plant in Japan, revealed that the new-gen model will look more like Nissan’s new mass-market models.
Although the next-gen Nissan Leaf does not come with jaw-dropping looks, it is definitely more attractive and aggressively styled than the weird looking current-gen model. The car’s new styling seems to be inspired by the new-gen Nissan Micra with a bolder nose and sharper character lines.
However, the real attractions of the all new Nissan Leaf are its new technological advancements. The all new Leaf is going to come loaded with an array of new advanced technologies and features. The most anticipated and still unconfirmed aspect of the next-gen Leaf is its range which is expected to be around 544 km on a single charge, which is about double of the current model’s offered range. Reports say that the car’s powertrain will offer around 150hp of power, while it will get a new larger 40kWh battery.
The substantially longer range and the higher power of the all new Leaf haven’t been confirmed yet. However, the Japanese company has already revealed the new-gen electric cars’ other new technologies such as the new multitasking e-Pedal technology which lets the driver drive the car while using only the accelerator pedal, and also enhances the car’s ability to recharge its batteries while driving utilizing the regenerative technology.
Moreover, Nissan has also endowed the new Leaf’s with an aerodynamic design which would enhance its performance and range. Moreover, the company is set to make the new Leaf the preview of its fully autonomous vehicles that will come in the future. The next-gen Leaf is loaded with great semi-autonomous technologies such as the new ProPilot Park system that enables the car park itself in a pre-designated parking lot using an array of cameras and radar. The ProPilot technology also offers a single-lane semi-autonomous driving capability. Thus, the next-gen Leaf will be Nissan's most advanced autonomous model yet.