The Nissan Leaf is set to handle an entire make over and get a totally brand-new powertrain with additional range for 2018. As an outcome, we anticipate no major changes when the 2019 LEAF rolls around.
The LEAF handles a whole makeover for 2018. This redesign takes it from a rather wildly styled electric hatchback to a more toned-down, mainstream look. While these new losers may still not depend on par for some purchasers, they absolutely make it more tasty. We expect its look, inside and out, to remain entirely the same in the 2019 LEAF.
With no changes anticipated, we expect the basic features in the 2019 LEAF staying the same too. While complete information on the existing LEAF’s standard equipment is not available yet, we do understand it features 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 electric motor that cranks out 147 horse power and 236 pound-feet of torque. This electric powertrain is fed by a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery that provides the new LEAF a range of as much as 150 miles.
While this is a huge improvement over the last-gen LEAF, it falls well except the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV’s 238-mile range. This ought to all stay the same in 2018, but there are reports of an extended-range LEAF being available in the near future to much better match up versus the Bolt EV.
While crash test outcomes are not available for the new-generation LEAF just yet, we do understand that its basic automated emergency situation braking is a big step in making it the IIHS Top Safety Pick classification. If it can pull off “Good” lead to the crash tests and a minimum of an “Acceptable” ranking in the headlight test, it could even earn a Top Safety Pick+ classification.
There is no details on when the 2019 LEAF will strike display rooms, however it’ll likely be sometime later on in 2018. Without any changes in the works, we anticipate pricing for the 2019 Nissan LEAF to stay 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.