Although having been completely redesigned in 2018, the Nissan Leaf is already being planned as a 2019 Nissan Leaf model. According to the information we have got recently, this Nissan’s EV should return to the market with more power and longer range in order to stay competitive with other all-electric rivals such as Tesla Model 3.
As we have already mentioned, the exterior design of the Leaf model has been quite fresh so the fans probably shouldn’t expect any major changes and improvements in this segment. Instead, the 2019 Nissan Leaf might undergo some minor refreshments and updates in terms of look. It will probably keep being available in three trim levels as its predecessor – S, SV and SL, but there is a chance of releasing a sportier Nismo version as well, although probably not as a 2019 model. Be that as it may, the front end of this electric car will wear its recognizable V-motion grille. The SL trim, for instance, will get LED headlamps with LED daytime running lights. Looking at the side profile, the new Leaf will stand on 17-inch alloy wheels. In the rear part of the vehicle, the fans will recognize its boomerang-shaped LED taillights.
The interior of the 2019 Nissan Leaf will show some significant updates in terms of comfort, technology and safety, especially in its highest SL trim level. Its comfortable and spacious cabin will be able to accommodate up to five passengers. The front seats in higher trims will be power-adjustable, heated and covered in leather. When it comes to technology, all trim levels will provide a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display. On the other hand, the base S trim will also get a 5.0-inch infotainment touch-screen, but an optional 7.0-inch will be available as well. The driver and the passengers will have the chance to enjoy standard and optional features such as a seven-speaker Bose audio system, satellite radio, Apple Car Play and Android Auto. When it comes to safety systems and driver assist features, the new Leaf will include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, park assist, lane-keep assist, surround-view camera system and others.
The 2019 Nissan Leaf should get a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery pack instead of a 40 kWh found in the 2018 model. In the previous model, this pack has produced the output of 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, but the upcoming model should deliver more power. Also, the 2019 Leaf is expected to have more than 200 miles range. However, we have seen that its driving range has been 151 mile in 2018 version. Besides its stronger 60 kWh battery pack, the new Leaf will also get a 160 kW electric motor.
2019 Nissan Leaf Release Date and Price
The 2019 Nissan Leaf is expected to hit the market by the end of this year, but the exact release date hasn’t been confirmed yet. The price of this electric vehicle should start around $30,875.
Competitors: Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Volt EV, Honda Clarity EV.