Nissan just came out with a first-ever teaser for their upcoming new-generation, 2018 Nissan Leaf. The teaser consists of just one image, but in the coming weeks and months, Nissan is planning on releasing much more. All the teaser images will lead up to the Leaf’s release which is scheduled for later this year, when the new Leaf will arrive to a showroom near you as a 2018 model.
The teaser image gives us just a glimpse at the new model’s design, with a single shot of the vehicle’s headlights. At first sight, the lights appear to have LED projectors. We’ll know more details about the exterior design further down the line, when more teaser images of the 2018 Leaf start rolling out. However, from what we have seen from the prototypes that have been spied testing, the new model will feature a familiar yet more dynamic look. So, don’t be surprised to see some elements that were borrowed from the Nissan IDS, the concept that first premiered at the 2015 Tokyo Auto Show. Look out for the V-Motion grille and the floating roof that are just some of the IDS’s staple design features.
Next-Generation Nissan Leaf Spy Shots:
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Engine and Powertrain
At the moment there is no information on the new powertrain situation. Considering that the current model of the Leaf has a 107 mile range, which is well behind the class leaders such as the Chevrolet Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. Based on some of the previous remarks Nissan has made, we can expect the new 2018 Nissan Leaf to hit the 200 to 250 mile range. But, perhaps the best thing for Nissan to do is to offer the new Leaf in multiple range options, in which case, the maximum 250 mile range will be likely be offered in the maximum range model.
2018 Nissan Leaf Release Date and Price
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is expected to arrive later this year as a 2018 model. The exact release date and pricing information will be announced further down the line. But no matter when the new Leaf gets released, it will be selling like hotcakes, considering that since its launch, the Leaf has sold more than 260,000 units, becoming the best-selling electric vehicle in the world.