2018 Nissan Leaf reveals first specs, teasers

Price will be one of its major selling points

Nissan will reveal its all-new all-electric second-gen Leaf at the Frankfurt motor show in less than a month’s time, but until then they’re flooding the internet with teaser ad videos which showcase the car’s qualities and features.

These videos range from ones talking about how aerodynamically efficient it is and that it produces no lift, while others look at its self-driving or self-parking capabilities.

2018 Nissan Leaf: range, trims and specs

Range will also improve significantly compared to the current model - this hasn’t been officially confirmed, but battery packs capable of storing 40 kWh and 60 kWh are reportedly going to be offered. We could expect around 160 miles (260 km) of range, depending on how the battery power is delivered to its drivetrain.

The new Leaf engine will develop 147 horsepower (150 PS) at 2,383 rpm and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm), a major increase from the current 107 hp (110 PS) and 187 lb-ft (250 Nm). 

Don't expect a notable improvement over the current car's interior, but the new Nissan Leaf will come in three trim levels (S, SV, and SL), so drivers will be able to choose how much they spend on this electric car.

Price should start at around $29,990 for the S trim, $32,490 for the SV model, and $36,200 for the SL. A full-specced Leaf, according to InsideEvs, will set you back $38,795 after you add things like Pro Pilot assist, Intelligent Cruise, and Automatic Emergency Braking. 

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