The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf has been caught during a photoshoot in Spain. Norwegian website Broom has published several of the photos, which effectively show us the Leaf in its pure form.
As recent teasers and spy shots have confirmed, the new Leaf is sporting several design cues from the 2015 IDS Concept that Nissan showed in Tokyo. The IDS cues are converging with several Nissan brand traits, such as the company’s V-Motion grille design and a floating roofline borrowed from the Murano.
In general, the new Leaf looks much more dynamic than the one it is replacing.
Aside from the new design, Nissan has confirmed a few technical details regarding the new electric vehicle as well. The car is expected to feature a new version of Nissan’s ProPilot driver assistance suite that will allow self-driving on single highway roads. However, when the driver wishes to drive, Nissan has confirmed one-pedal operation as well.
Nissan has been mum regarding the Leaf’s battery-electric powertrain. The car’s current 107-mile range is clearly no long adequate, so expect the maximum range of the new Leaf to be in the 200 to 250-mile arena. The higher range will put the Leaf en vogue with other battery-electric vehicles, such as the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3. Rumors have suggested Nissan will offer multiple battery sizes on the new Leaf, meaning multiple ranges.
Nonetheless, all of the speculation will end soon. Nissan has already disclosed it plans to reveal the 2018 Leaf on September 6th.