Nissan Leaf Latest Updates
Nissan unveiled the 2018 Leaf facelift on September 6, 2017, in Tokyo. We expect this Nissan electric car to be introduced in India in the next couple of years and 2018 Nissan Leaf price in India could range between Rs. 35-40 Lakh. The pre-facelift Leaf was launched back in 2010 and since then, the Leaf has managed to sell more than 2.8 lakh units globally, leaving behind the likes of Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid and BMW i3.
The 2018 facelifted Nissan Leaf offers autonomous technology and higher driving range compared to its predecessor and is based on Nissan's new design language. The global debut of the New Leaf took place in Tokyo, Japan on September 6. Here is how the updated Nissan Leaf electric car is different from its last generation version.
Nissan Leaf Exterior
Now in its second generation, the 2018 Nissan Leaf boasts of an improved aerodynamic design that has improved the driving dynamics of the car, in turn allowing the popular electric vehicle to cover more distance on a single charge. The new design has made the car more aerodynamic, which in return improves the stability of the car. The airplane wings too help with a more symmetric air flow for a smoother and more efficient drive quality. The overall design is more aggressive than the model it will replace and is inspired by the new-gen Nissan Micra.
the new Nissan Leaf gets improved battery life as well. The car's 40 kWh battery can take the Nissan Leaf up to 400 km on a single charge, with a power output of 148 bhp and a torque of 320 Nm. Charging time is from 8 hours to 16 hours depending on the power capacity and the Leaf also get quick charging feature which can give 80 per cent battery time in 40 minutes. Tesla Model 3, with two battery options of 50 kWh and 75 kWh, has a claimed range of around 350kms-500kms on a single charge.