Nissan begins showing off new Leaf
Posted on May 23, 2017
Nissan have begun the marketing campaign to promote the next generation green car, the Leaf. The first teaser image shows a futuristic looking headlight cluster with LED projector style lights. If this is an accurate representation of what the new Leaf will look like, I’m looking forward to it!
The current Leaf is nice and all but the design looks set to take a giant leap forward if this is what is on the horizon. We have all seen the spy shots, showing a profile something between that Nissan IDS Concept and the current Leaf. It looks pretty good even though we don’t get to see much under the camouflage.
As Nissan have kicked off a social media marketing campaign to promote this new model, expect to see a series of images, videos and teasers before its launch later this year.
2017 Nissan Leaf
The 2017 Nissan Leaf is still going strong even though it is one of the most established models on the EV market. But challengers are coming thick and fast so it needs to remain at the top of its game to be competitive. Fortunately, the 2017 Nissan Leaf is more than capable of holding its own.
As one of the most mature designs on the market, most of us are familiar with the look and feel of the 2017 Nissan Leaf. It is rounded, friendly and looks like a larger Micra. On the inside, the cabin is much more spacious than you would think. With the batteries stored under the seats, there are no compromises in interior space or cargo room.
The flat design of the 30kWh lithium-ion battery pack drives an 80kW electric motor rated at 107 hp and 187 lb-ft of torque. It uses a clever transmission to send that power directly to the front wheels. As with any electric motor, all the available power is available immediately which gives the Lead an agility that is perfect for city driving.
With good levels of equipment, lots of technology for a car that runs on batteries and comfortable seating, there is a lot to recommend the 2017 Nissan Leaf for urban commuting, the school run or generally getting around.
With the redesigned model coming later this year, expect some great discounting on the 2017 Nissan Leaf over the coming months.