The 2018 Nissan Leaf is now on sale in Japan, and its global roll-out will commence soon. According to a report from autohome.com.cn, the 2018 Nissan Leaf will hit the Chinese market on 17 November 2017.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is the second generation model of the world’s best-selling EV. The first lifecycle makeover has fully revamped the car for a conventional and a lot more sportier look. The all-new Nissan Leaf’s design is inspired by the Nissan IDS Concept. It is 4,480 mm long, 1,790 mm wide and 1,540 mm tall. It has a 2,700 mm wheelbase. The redesigned model offers a ground clearance of 150 mm.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf has a 40 kWh battery pack as standard. To fully charge, it takes 16 hours to charge using a 3 kW charger or 8 hours using a 6 kW charger. However, the charging time from alert to 80% capacity using a quick charger is only 40 minutes. The lithium-ion battery pack powers the new EM57 electric motor that generates 150 PS and 320 Nm of torque. The all-new Nissan Leaf’s driving range (JC08 test cycle) is 400 km.
Noteworthy features of the 2018 Nissan Leaf include LED headlights with LED DRL, LED fog lamps, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED rear combination lamps, e-Pedal, ProPILOT Assist for autonomous driving, ProPILOT Park for autonomous parking, 7-inch full-colour driver information display, 7-inch NissanConnect infotainment system with navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and 7-speaker Bose premium audio system.
The first generation Nissan Leaf sells in China as the Venucia e30. The Dongfeng Nissan JV assembles this model at the Huada Plant in Guangzhou, China. The second-gen Nissan Leaf’s production takes place at the Oppama Plant in Japan. It is unknown whether this model will arrive as a locally-built model or an import in the Chinese market.