The all-new Nissan Leaf will have its world premiere at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2017.
Being as a CBU unit, the Nissan Leaf is estimated to be priced more than Rs 35 lakh.
Nissan has dropped the first teaser picture of the new-generation Leaf hatchback revealing its LED projector headlamp with LED DRLs. The company has also confirmed that the 2018 Nissan Leaf will make its global debut in coming September at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show. The hatchback will go on sale in global markets towards the end of this year. It will also make its way to India in near future, most probably sometime next year. 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 carmaker is also considering the local assembly of the Leaf hatchback in the country. In India, the Leaf will be a beneficiary of the government’s FAME initiative that will cause a marginal price cut. But, the hatchback, being as a CBU (completely built unit) unit, is estimated to be priced over Rs 35 lakh. The high pricing and low government subsidy might go against the car. Picture Gallery: Nissan Kicks – 8 Interesting Things
Besides wearing LED projector headlamps with LED daytime running lights, the 2018 Nissan Leaf will borrow most of its design and styling elements from the Nissan IDS concept that was showcased at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. It might also feature a V-Motion grille and floating roof. Its compact and sporty design makes it an easy-to-drive city car.
Coming to the engine, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf might come with multiple powertrain and driving range options. Kazuo Yajima, Global Director of EV and HEV Engineering Division, Nissan, said that new-generation model will offer a driving range between 350km – 400km. He also confirmed that the company is working on a second electric vehicle with 550km driving range, which will hit road in 2020. The car might also get ProPILOT semi-autonomous driving technology. Read More About – New Nissan Micra | New Nissan X-Trail
Currently, the Leaf is 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. Currently, it offers a range up to 160km. The hatchback also comes with regenerative brakes that help it to cover a good distance.
The Nissan Leaf is the most successful electric car across the globe. The company sold over 2.39 lakh units of the Leaf till September 2016 all around the world. This shows the kind of the popularity it has been enjoying overseas. Though, there is no clarity whether it will be able to generate volume for the company in India or not. Read – Nissan Terrano AMT – All You Need to Know