Nissan has starting teasing the next-gen Leaf EV, publishing a single close-up image of the upcoming automobile’s headlight. The automaker previously stated we’ll see the new Leaf in September this year.
The image shows two LED projectors topped by an LED accent bar. The housings match what we have actually found in spy shots of Leaf test mules, which seemed heavily affected by the Nissan IDS idea that debuted at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. We understand the next-gen model has been developed with Nissan’s ProPilot autonomous tech in mind. New Leaf models will ultimately have Level 3 autonomous capability and will be able to drive themselves on multi-lane highways. Battery range will also boost and ought to be well above the present model’s EPA-rated 107-mile range. The Renault Zoe EV, which was revealed in 2016 in Paris, might hint at the next Leaf’s battery technology. That vehicle uses a brand-new 43-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack that gets 186 miles of range.
In March, Nissan informed on twitter that the model would debut in September and go on sale prior to end of the year. Nissan states this is just the first in a series of teasers it prepares to release leading up the model’s launching, which might occur at the Frankfurt Motor Show.