What to expect from the new Nissan Leaf 2018? Well, first of all, it is a good thing if the company wants to do something about the design. After all, they have started the electric vehicle technology and it would be too shame if they have been overtaken by the others. But it seems that things are about to change with Nissan getting serious about their upcoming production, which should be better and somewhat more sophisticated than before.
The Current Condition
Nissan was the first auto manufacturer that came with the idea of electric power to make their vehicle run. And they managed to create such an impressive creation, managing to set themselves on the top lines of the market. It is too bad that since 2010-2011, the company has been overtaken by others, like Model 3 from Tesla or Bolt from Chevy, that aren’t only able to offer more traveling range but also more feature with the same tag price. That’s why there will be Nissan Leaf 2018 that is expected to bring the Nissan’s greatness to the top list of the market again.
Kazuo Yajima, the director of the global hybrid development and electric ride at Nissan-Renault Alliance has stated that they have been serious about developing the new Nissan Leaf 2018. They will improve the range without a fuss while focusing on the efficient power. When compared to the current Leaf with its 107 miles range with the electric power only, the new Lead is said to have 217 miles to 248 miles – which is of course quite impressive.
The Chevy Bolt has 238 miles now while the Tesla Model 3 is said to come with 215 miles with one charge only. With the similar price range in between $35,000 and $40,000, these two products shouldn’t be considered lightly. Of course, if what Yajima said is true, you can expect a improved power from the Leaf, which is definitely quite impressive.
However, let’s not forget that the figures stated by Yajima are based on their test cycle, which hasn’t been tested in America. It is highly likely that the EPA numbers when tested in America will be lower than Yajima’s claim but it will be definitely more than 107 miles.
And since Leaf has entered the testing stage, it seems that there hasn’t been any significant change on the design – which may make people disappointed. Hopefully, the new Nissan Leaf 2018 will be just as good and stylish as promised.
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