The Nissan Leaf is set to take on a whole new look and get a totally new powertrain with extra range for 2018. As a result, we anticipate no major changes when the 2019 LEAF rolls around.
The LEAF handles an entire make over for 2018. This redesign takes it from a somewhat extremely styled electrical hatchback to a more toned-down, mainstream look. While these brand-new losers might still not depend on par for some purchasers, they absolutely make it more palatable. We anticipate its appearance, inside and out, to remain totally unchanged in the 2019 LEAF.
Without any changes anticipated, we anticipate the standard features in the 2019 LEAF remaining the very same too. While complete details on the existing LEAF’s standard devices is not readily available yet, we do know it comes with an “e-pedal”– a single-pedal driving feature– and automatic emergency situation braking.
Under its hood, the LEAF made substantial strides for 2018, gaining a brand-new electrical motor that cranks out 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. This electrical powertrain is fed by a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery that provides the brand-new LEAF a variety of approximately 150 miles. While this is a huge enhancement over the last-gen LEAF, it falls well except the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV’s 238-mile range. This should all stay the very same in 2018, however there are reports of an extended-range LEAF can be found in the future to better compare versus the Bolt EV.
While crash test outcomes are not offered for the new-generation LEAF right now, we do know that its standard automated emergency braking is a big action in earning it the IIHS Top Safety Pick classification. If it can manage “Good” results in the crash tests and a minimum of an “Acceptable” rating in the headlight test, it might even earn a Top Safety Pick+ classification.
There is no info on when the 2019 LEAF will strike showrooms, but it’ll likely be sometime later in 2018. With no changes in the works, we anticipate pricing for the 2019 Nissan LEAF to remain close the 2018 model’s range, which is $30,875 to $37,085. Competition for the LEAF consists of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Ford Focus Electric, and the Tesla Model 3.