2018 Nissan Leaf Teased, Debuts Later This Year

Nissan has released the first teaser image of the next-generation Leaf.

Set to debut later this year, the redesigned model promises to build on the success of its predecessor which Nissan claims is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle with more than 260,000 units on the road.

The teaser image doesn’t reveal much but it suggests the car will be equipped with high-tech LED headlights which look significantly better than what is used on the current model.

Little is known about the car at this point but previous reports have suggested the 2018 Leaf could be offered with a 40 kWh and 60 kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The latter variant could have a range of up to 340 miles (547 km) on a single charge.

Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has also confirmed the Leaf will come with semi-autonomous driving technology. Dubbed ProPilot, the system will enable the car to drive autonomously on the highway.

Nissan says we can expect a “series of photos and informational briefs” to be released throughout the summer leading up to the Leaf’s unveiling.

  • Six_Tymes

    i’m looking forward to this.

  • Akira

    Can’t be worse than the current one.

  • Tumbi Mtika

    I hope it has turned over a new…well, Leaf.

  • gshemant

    I wish they’d make sedan version of the Leaf as well. That’d probably make it more popular in the U.S where sedans vastly outsell their hatchback counterparts.

    • Benjamin B.

      Not necessarily true as I see half as many Ford Focus hatchbacks as sedans. And there is no ST sedan. There’s a ST wagon/estate in Europe.

      • gshemant

        I guess but for electric cars I’ve been noticing that the ones that resemble sedans like the model 3 and the lucid are the ones that get all they hype. Hatchbacks like the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3 are rarely given much thought.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Great if they can get 340 miles on a charge.

  • Howstar

    With VW Golf R headlights? Guess that’s better than the bug eyes the current on has