The all-new Nissan Leaf will have its world premiere at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show on 6th September 2017.
Being as a CBU unit, the Nissan Leaf is estimated to be priced more than Rs 35 lakh.
First spy pictures of the India-bound Nissan Leaf hatchback have surfaced on the web. Based on the Nissan IDS concept that broke cover at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the Leaf will enter into its second generation and is ready to make its world debut on 6th September at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Save for the sharper body lines and aggressive front fascia, the design of the spotted car looks different from the IDS concept. The Japanese carmaker revealed a teaser image of the new 2018 Nissan Leaf that confirmed the car will feature the LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights.
Though the interior details are yet to be revealed, it is likely to share most of its features with the new-generation Nissan Micra. The next-gen model might come with two new battery options – a 40kWh and 60kWh. Initially, the hatchback will debut with the 40kWh battery system offering a driving range of about 241.40km (150miles). The company might introduce 60kWh battery option with a range over 350km at a later stage. Besides the new electric powertrain, the 2018 Leaf will also get Nissan’s partially autonomous driving technology called Propilot.
2018 Nissan Leaf Electric Hatchback Spy Pictures
While the new-generation Leaf will go on sale in the global markets towards the end of this year, it might make its India debut in near future. It could be showcased at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo in February. Nissan CEO, Carlos Ghosn had confirmed the 2018 Nissan Leaf for India at the annual Consumer Electronics and Consumer Technology Trade Show (CES) 2017. The Japanese maker is also considering the local assembly of the Leaf electric in the country. Thanks to GST, the electric cars in India will see a huge price cut. In addition, the government of India is also planning to promote electric vehicles and completely move to eco-friendly vehicles by 2030. This will further encourage Nissan to bring in the electric hatchback much before it was planned. Photo Gallery: Nissan Kicks – 8 Interesting Things
Nissan has confirmed that the new-generation Leaf electric hatchback will make its global debut on 6th September at the 2017 IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. Globally, it will see a release towards the end of this year. The hatchback is likely to hit Indian shores in the first half of 2018. Nissan India might put it on display at the Delhi Auto Expo, which is scheduled to take place in February 2018. Read About – New Nissan Sunny | New Nissan X-Trail
Nissan is planning for local assembly of the Leaf in India that will surely help the maker achieve aggressive pricing. The hatchback will also be a beneficiary of the new taxation system (GST) that dropped the tax rate for electric vehicles to 12 per cent. However, it will be brought to India as a CBU (completely built up) unit that might take a toll on its pricing. The 2018 Leaf is estimated to be priced over Rs 35 lakh (ex-showroom). Read – New Nissan Micra: All You Need to Know
The new 2018 Nissan Leaf could be made available with multiple powertrain and driving range options. If reports are to be believed, the hatchback will get a new electric drivetrain and 60kWh battery that will offer a driving range between 350km – 400km. However, it could be introduced at a later stage. Initially, the company might offer the hatchback with a 40kWh battery system with 38.4kWh useful capacity and a driving range of 241.40km. The Japanese carmaker has also confirmed that the company is also working on an all-new electric vehicle with 550km driving range, which will go on sale in 2020.
In global market, the Leaf is currently available with 24kWh and 30kWh battery packs offering a driving range of 228km and 280km respectively. This plug-in battery can be charged quite easily at home, office or on any charging infrastructure. It offers a range up to 160km. The hatchback also comes with regenerative brakes that help it to cover a good distance. Read – Nissan Terrano AMT – Pictures & Details
Design and styling of the 2018 will be heavily inspired by the Nissan IDS concept. The revealed teaser picture confirmed that the car will carry projector headlights with LED DRLs (day time running lights) at the front fascia. It will also feature the V-motion grille, sharper creases and aggressive nose. Inside, it might share resemblance with the fifth-generation Nissan Micra. It will also borrow several connectivity and safety features from its donor sibling. Nissan’s ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving technology might debut on the electric hatchback. This system includes sonar and cameras to control steering, braking and throttle input. It enables the car park itself in parallel, straight back-in or angled or parking places.
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The new Nissan Leaf 2018 will be equipped with new drivetrain and battery, which is rumoured to have a range of up to 350km to 400km.