The second-generation Nissan Leaf all-electric model is shaping up as the company’s technological wonder car – and next to the ProPilot semi-autonomous features users will also find the new ProPilot Park.
Just like any advanced parking assist systems already in use, the ProPilot Park system teased on the second-generation Leaf is going to help the driver park the car easier, with an user-friendly take. It’s as easy as selecting the “Auto P” button inside, then an appropriate spot appearing on the car’s infotainment system’s screen – and then the car will simply guide itself without driver assistance. The system will of course use sonars and cameras – and any type of parking is accepted, parallel, angled, front, or straight back-in.
The all-new Leaf is going to be showcased officially in front of the worldwide audience gathered on September 6 at an event in Tokyo, and from there on production will be relegated to the carmaker’s huge plant in Sunderland, the United Kingdom, where Nissan makes the current Leaf, Qashqai, Juke, the Infiniti Q30 and the QX30. Among other things, the new Leaf is expected to carry multiple battery options – the flagship version going for 250 miles/410 km, or just about the same as a Chevy Bolt/Opel Ampera-e and the Tesla Model 3.