The price of the 2018 Nissan Leaf will be quite competitive. The new model should have a starting price of $29,995 for the base model S, all the way up to $36,200 for the Leaf SL.
The world premiere of the 2018 Nissan Leaf was in Tokyo, where we saw a significant evolution of the world’s best-selling electric car. The second generation of the Nissan Leaf is different in design than its predecessor. It has a new look and under the bodywork for the new Leaf hides critical and exciting updates. The new Leaf has a new electric engine. It has an output of 150 HP, powered by a new lithium ion battery pack from 40 kWh that provides a range of 234 mi.
2018 Nissan Leaf, Technological evolution
A technical evolution of new Leaf has other significant innovations. Such as the introduction of e-Pedal. It is a system that offers the opportunity to drive the car using only the accelerator pedal. Or the ProPilot, Nissan’s first step towards the autonomous driving. Then, the ProPilot Park allows managing parking maneuvers without the driver intervenes. 2018 Nissan Leaf measures 4.48 meters long and almost 1.80 meters wide. While the trunk is 435 liters. The zero-emission compact car is now characterized by a dynamic body.
Front and colors
V-Motion describes the front. It has a central plot in a blue three-dimensional network dedicated to electric models. The LED headlights have a boomerang shape. The lines of the hood are more distinct, while the roof color is different than the rest of the body. New forms of the Leaf were allowed to bring down to 0.28 on aerodynamic drag coefficient. For bodywork, to match the Black roof, there are five colors: white, yellow, red, blue and the new Spring Cloud.
Nissan improves the quality of the materials and attention to detail. The Interior of the new Leaf is ergonomic and technological. The instrument cluster has a combination of analog and digital display speedometer. While the 7-inch screen infotainment is enclosed in the center of the dashboard, you can manage systems of the Safety Shield. On board, there is the wi-fi hotspots and wireless charging for the phone. While through an app on your smartphone you can have the re-activation of the air conditioner.
The new Leaf promises high stability. It has batteries mounted in the center of the body. Nissan has also updated the electric steering and torsion bar. So, it offers a better driving experience because there is also Intelligent Ride Control. It manages the distribution of the electric engine torque curve. Under the hood of the new Nissan Leaf, there is the electric engine. It has 150 HP and 320 Nm of torque (which is 26% more than before). The car goes up to 89 mph top speed. As regards the autonomy declared this is 234 mi, guaranteed by the new lithium-ion battery from 40 kWh. Nissan has announced that by the end of 2018 will also launch a version with more powerful batteries. So, more expensive, but it could increase the autonomy over 310 mi.
The new model has V2G (vehicle-to-grid) technology. It allows the exchange of energy between the car and the power grid into a two-way charging mechanism. So, the new Nissan Leaf cooldowns by 16 hours if you are on a network from 3 kWh, down to 8 hours with a network by 6 kWh. During fast-charging system, you can have 80% of autonomy in 40 minutes.
Nissan Intelligent Driving
Aboard the new Leaf, we find so much technology from the one included in the package Nissan Intelligent Driving which includes:
- Safety Shield
- ProPilot Park
ProPilot system allows the car to travel to the center of the lane, slowing and slowing down. Also, extra safety devices and automatic emergency braking as driver help: the lane change warning automatic, the Intelligent Around View Monitor with rear obstacle detection, the Rear Cross Traffic Alert and road marking recognition system. If you want to reserve it click here!