The 2018 Nissan Leaf has the opportunity to be one of the year’s most important new generation releases in the electric segment, competing at the top with the introduction of the production tesla Model 3.
The Japanese automaker has officially announced it’s gearing up for the introduction of the second-generation leaf fully electric compact, releasing the first teaser image that has us all exciting and geared up for the official introduction. The new Leaf is getting a complete makeover, with a new architecture – reportedly shared with the next generation Renault Zoe as well – and a seemingly different, sportier design apparently taking cues from the new Micra, probably featuring the new corporate styling.
The single image depicts the new headlight assembly, which is seemingly more angular and edgy compared to the predecessor, which features way softer lines. To go along its updated new look, which should respect the new corporate design philosophy premiered by the Micra, the Leaf is also widely expected to bring a new zero-emissions powertrain. Specifically, the second-generation Leaf is expected to join the long range electric segment, in a bid to compete with the Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3. The Leaf is also widely expected to adopt the Tesla way – offer several battery packs to spread the model across a larger price range.