Following from a single headlamp pic, analysts are predicting the next LEAF has been heavily inspired by both Nissan’s new Micra and IDS concept.
Under that new skin, Nissan hasn’t yet spilled the technological beans on the battery powering the next-generation LEAF which goes on sale next year.
Under the skin, the new Leaf is said to feature an improved electric drivetrain and battery pack, with driving range upped to between 300 and 400 kilometres.
This is significantly more than the 135km US EPA range quoted for the current car’s 24kWh battery, or the 172km promised by the 30kWh option not sold locally.
Nissan hasn’t revealed any information about the new Leaf’s all-electric powertrain, but it is rumoured to offer significantly more range than its predecessor thanks to larger battery packs. On today’s Leaf, the highest-spec version only comes with a 30 kW lithium-ion battery pack.
Another new feature in the 2018 Leaf is the adoption of Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist driver-assistance technology, allowing the car to drive itself during single-lane driving.