Inside, buyers get a "7in infotainment system with Apple CarPlay", says Car, and "the usual selection of safety gear". While the government has made clear its intention to make mobility 100 percent electric by 2032 some private and state-owned companies have already started to set up the required infrastructure such as charging stations.
The final production model has turned out to be pretty conventional; before the avalanche of leaks, many were expecting the next Leaf to take its cues from the aggressively angular IDS concept auto that Nissan brought to Tokyo Motor Show 2015. That is in large part thanks to a new 40kWh lithium-ion battery, replacing a 24kWh battery in the old model.
The new Nissan Leaf will come with a 40-kWh battery pack which can power the vehicle for 240 km once fully charged. The new version goes on sale in Japan next month and with deliveries in North America and Europe starting in January 2018.
As you might expect (or demand) it has had a range boost.
The claimed range for the Leaf at launch will be about 379km. Ltd., and chairman, Nissan North America, noted Nissan sales have grown to 1.5 million units in 2016.
Nissan has sold nearly 300,000 units of the first-generation Leaf and the car's sales remain robust even at the end of its model cycle.
Along with extended travel range, the new Nissan Leaf has even received a power upgrade, now equipped with a more powerful engine than its predecessor. "For me, it's important for us to focus on the loyalty piece".
Japanese giant reveals second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf in time for the Frankfurt motor show next week, with more power, more range, and a lot more free time for your left leg... It will give more energy and stores more power in the footprint. Nissan Leaf 2018 will compete with the other brand automobiles in the market. When activated, this technology will take control of all steering, acceleration, braking and gear selection to automatically guide the vehicle into a parking spot.
The Leaf has also caught one-pedal fever, bumping up the regen you experience when lifting off the throttle.
"There really is no outstanding attractive quality about an electric vehicle", he said, noting drawbacks such as finding charging stations, as well as the time needed to charge even with fast chargers. The interior has also been completely redesigned.
Inside the 2018 Leaf's seats are covered in seats with vibrant blue stitching and a new 7-inch touchscreen sits in the center console.
Despite all the changes, Nissan has actually managed to shave a few dollars off the base price for this new generation.