The New Nissan Leaf.


TURNING OVER A NEW LEAF

Nissan’s all-electric Leaf is the biggest-selling EV in the world. In The UK alone there are over 20,000 of these fantastically nippy little dream machines. Whilst that’s great, first adopters had to overlook the somewhat odd design language of the car, with it’s round friendly noddy car-esque appearance.

Whilst there have been a few tweaks along the way, the outwards image of the car hasn’t changed all that much. Now though, a complete refresh is here… and it looks amazing!

INTO THE WORLD OF TOMORROW – ProPILOT & 300-MILE RANGE

Nissan unveiled this second generation of the Leaf on 6th September 2017. As part of its functionality it will feature ProPILOT – semi-autonomous driving capabilities designed to allow the car to drive itself on motorways, change lanes automatically and park itself.

Not only this, but the range of the Leaf is about to take a leap to 300 miles between charging. A higher capacity is being released in the near future. This will really help drive up interest for those who doubted whether an electric car was right for them in the past.

ONE PEDAL DRIVING

This is the start of something new – driving with only one pedal to accelerate and break. Nissan calls this innovation ePedal. It even holds on hills…

MAKING A NICHE MACHINE MASS-MARKET

Doing away with the cutesy look of the old Leaf, Nissan Leaf generation 2 has gained far more aggressive angular visage. It takes its cues from the latest Micra supermini, and the IDS concept car shown at the Tokyo motor show by Nissan in 2015. This will put the car front and centre of the public. This will make this car an electric car for the masses. This will make Leaf maybe even more important than Tesla’s Model 3, for Nissan is a known quantity.

New Leaf launches in 2018.

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15th September 2017 by Chris Gibson
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