The second-generation, 2018 Nissan Leaf has been snapped completely undisguised for the very first ahead of its reveal in Tokyo on September 6.
The images, captured by Broom from the streets of Spain, highlight the radical new exterior design that was first previewed by a number of thinly-disguised prototypes. The design of the new Leaf is so different and so much better than the original that it’d be a disservice to compare it to its predecessor.
Underscoring the new design are appealing new front and rear fascias and a short rear overhang. Making this particular 2018 Leaf look even more appealing is the gloss black roof breaking up the white paint scheme and making it feel slightly more premium.
While the design of the 2018 Leaf will sell some units, it won’t be all of the selling, that should be done by the new powertrain. The latest reports have indicated that the entry-level Leaf may have a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery while a 60 kWh option could provide a range of up to 340 miles (547 km), 30 miles further than the Model 3 Long Range.
Prices have yet to be announced but to rival the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt, expect a starting figure between $35,000 and $38,000 before incentives.