We’ve only just seen the second-generation Leaf electric compact go live in Japan and the United States, but of course already all media outlets are trying to find out all the juicy details about it.
Interestingly enough – but actually not at all surprising considering electric cars have become a great source of performance models – according to a recent report the newly minted Leaf is going to sport a performance upgrade along the way during its life cycle, naturally coming from Nissan’s performance division NISMO. This happened for the first generation too, but only in Japan and only for a brief period of time. Let’s hope this time around we’re going to see the Nismo badge in the United States and Europe as well – even if we have to wait at least until 2019 when the longer range (60-kWh) Leaf E-Plus becomes official.
Also in related news, the same news outlet has reported the Leaf will be derived in a model that’s popular across the entire world – yes, a sport utility vehicle. And we’re apparently not going to wait too long before we see it – albeit most likely in concept form given the fast time frame – with the premiere reportedly coming next month at the Tokyo Motor Show.