As the segment of modern electric vehicles is booming, 2018 Nissan Leaf will be a hint to the fact that automakers are getting better at fully electric cars each year. Nissan Leaf is one such electric car that promotes the agenda of a greener environment.
Nissan has made impressive progress with the productivity of Leaf over the last couple of years and will continue to do so in the next generation models. Several information of 2018 Leaf has already come up which holds that moderate changes are in stock.
2018 Nissan Leaf Drivetrain
Nissan Leaf is powered by 100% electric drivetrain. This fully electric drivetrain uses an innovative Li-Ion battery pack which comes in 2 options, 24 and 30 kWh with a range of 84 to 107 miles. The 2018 Nissan Leaf is expected to offer both options for a battery pack. Efficiency in this electric drivetrain is maintained by single speed reduction gear and Eco Mode.
This Li-Ion battery pack supplies power to the motors as well as stores charge. The outputs gained in current generation Nissan Leaf are 107 hp and 187 lb-ft of torque. Expect these figures to be slightly improved in Nissan Leaf 2018.
Besides causing no harm to the environment, Nissan Leaf is also safe for passengers. This is because several safety features have been integrated. Some of these safety features include:
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Vehicle Dynamic Control
- Advanced Air Bag System
2018 Nissan Leaf Exterior and Interior Design
The exterior body of Nissan Leaf doesn’t just serve the purpose of fancy aesthetics but excels in functionality as well. To note out such, a charge door has been featured in the grille section which can be automatically opened. This door makes quick charging convenient.
Another such example is its headlights which are aerodynamically designed. While in motion, these headlights redirect airflow away from the side mirrors which helps in reducing drag.
The current generation Leaf comes with 16-inch wheels, expect this to be carried over in the new Nissan Leaf. All in all, the overall exterior styling is great and will be retained in this upcoming 2018 Leaf.
Besides being comfortable, the interior cabin is smart too. One of the most interesting interior features is Nissan Intelligent Key® which a standard push button. But unlike most, this button has been assigned versatile functions like starting the engine, locking or unlocking the doors and ejecting the front charge door.
Adding more to driver’s convenience there are several controls mounted on the steering wheel of this vehicle. On the left, controls for Bluetooth hands-free system are featured while cruise control settings are featured on the right. 2018 Nissan Leaf will incorporate these functions along with some improvements.
2018 Nissan Leaf Packages, Price, and Release Date
The 2018 Leaf is expected to offer 2 additional packages which are Quick Charge Port and Nissan 6.6 kW Onboard Charger. As the base model of 2017 Leaf starts from $35,000, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf could have a slightly higher price than this. The company is expected to release the new model during the 2nd half of 2017.