Nissan Leaf 2018 Prices Specs Range Photos Design Review

Japanese giant reveals second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf in time for the Frankfurt motor show next week, with more power, more range, and a lot more free time for your left leg... The cost of the vehicle will be slightly lesser by next month while going on the sale in Japan, with following the United States, Europe, Canada and so on by coming January.

Just over two million electric vehicles were registered worldwide as of 2016, according to the International Energy Agency, just a slice of the more than 80 million vehicles sold a year ago. The software will allow the Leaf to effectively drive itself on single-lane highway driving (when conditions allow), while ProPilot Park takes the hassle of parking the Leaf off of the driver.

The worry for Nissan, however, is that "range anxiety" will dampen excitement over the new release.

Nissan unveiled that they are looking to push the prices to a whole new level, and stated that the Leaf is expected to have a price tag $5,000 lower as opposed to Tesla's budget friendly Model3 which was launched last July this year.

Reported; the new Leaf will run about 150 miles on a single charge, about 40 miles more than its previous model, the firm said.

Nissan President and CEO Hiroto Saikawa unveils its new Leaf electric vehicle during the world premiere in Chiba Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. That puts it in direct competition with the Tesla Model 3, with an identical starting price. The Leaf has logic built in to allow the vehicle to coast to a complete stop without using the brake pedal; this maximizes the energy recaptured from the regenerative braking system and makes driving a little less stressful.

Nissan Leaf has also been equipped with new driver-assist technologies like ProPilot Assit and e-Pedal technology.

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Dimensionally the new Leaf is slightly longer overall than the model it replaces, measuring 4480mm compared to 4445mm.

At the forefront of the new technology bundle sits the semi-autonomous ProPilot, but market dependent the Leaf also has self-parking technology, among others.

When the Leaf with Australia is yet to be confirmed, but expect it to arrive late 2018. A quick charge option will allow it to gain back 80 percent of its charge in 40 minutes, although it might put some strain on the battery's life.

We're not sure how much the new Nissan Leaf will cost in the United Kingdom, but we can take a guess based on other released prices.

Despite its sexier looks and more futuristic build, then, I'd opt for the Leaf - a auto that's right around the corner, ready to roll and equipped with the first generation of a technology - e-Pedal - that could well change the EV world.

Performance has been upgraded too, the electric motor now produces 110kW of power and 320Nm of torque. It will be handy in congested traffic, says Nissan.

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