Second-generation Leaf’s slow reveal continues

On the 6th of September, Nissan will unveil its all-new electric Leaf. Until then, info snippets about the car are being divulged via an obligatory teaser campaign.

The latest release is a silhouette shot, which suggests a lower-profile design compared to the current Leaf. According to Nissan, this benefits the aerodynamics, high-speed stability and behaviour in crosswinds. Showroom appeal is likely to improve too if the styling is more attractive.

Nissan Leaf (2018 Rendering) Side

Some technological advances have also been announced. Among them is ProPILOT, a semi-autonomous driving system that can control acceleration, braking and steering when travelling within a single lane.

Nissan Leaf (2018) Instruments

One genuinely innovative device is called e-Pedal. Although a proper brake pedal is fitted, when e-Pedal is activated the accelerator alone is used to control speed and bring the Leaf to a complete halt. Such a strange arrangement might struggle to win acceptance, but anybody with dodgem car experience should be fine.

Nissan Leaf (2018) e-Pedal Schematic

Understandably the details that prospective customers really want to know – namely battery capacity, range and recharge times – haven't been disclosed yet.

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