It’s a giant puzzle – if we pieced together all teased elements so far we might actually get the complete picture of the second generation Nissan Leaf, one of the brand’s most important models for the future.
Everything, from the good stuff to the useless, you’ll forget all about it soon elements, have been teased already by Nissan. And there are still a few weeks to go before we see the second-generation Leaf – scheduled for presentation at home in Japan and also in the United States on September 5. So we might be seeing more elements come to life from the model that needs to fill in the large shoes of the world’s top-selling electric vehicle. The Leaf has also been caught without any camouflage while undergoing a commercial shoot – and leaked documents also provided a looksie into specifications.
Nissan has officially announced the Pro-Pilot assist autonomous tech as well as the regeneration specialist e-pedal. Reports are suggesting the new Leaf will be more powerful – 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque instead of 107 hp and 187 lb-ft in the current version. In addition, at least at first the Leaf isn’t going to fight with the Chevrolet Bolt or Tesla Model 3, because the rumored battery capacity stands at 40 kWh. We could see a larger option – 60 kWh – appear later on in the model’s life cycle, though.