The Nissan Leaf is set to handle a whole new look and receive an entirely brand-new powertrain with additional range for 2018. As an outcome, we anticipate no significant changes when the 2019 LEAF rolls around.
2019 Nissan LEAF Design
The LEAF handles an entire make over for 2018. This redesign takes it from a somewhat wildly styled electric hatchback to a more toned-down, traditional look. While these brand-new losers may still not be up to par for some buyers, they absolutely make it more palatable. We expect its appearance, inside and out, to remain entirely unchanged in the 2019 LEAF.
With no changes expected, we anticipate the standard features in the 2019 LEAF remaining the very same too. While complete information on the existing LEAF’s basic equipment is not offered yet, we do know it features an “e-pedal”– a single-pedal driving feature– and automatic emergency braking.
2019 Nissan LEAF Engine
Under its hood, the LEAF made substantial strides for 2018, getting a brand-new electrical 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 offers the new LEAF a series of approximately 150 miles.
While this is a big improvement over the last-gen LEAF, it falls well short of the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV’s 238-mile range. This ought to all stay the very same in 2018, however there are reports of an extended-range LEAF can be found in the future to much better compare versus the Bolt EV.
2019 Nissan LEAF Safety
While crash test results are not offered for the new-generation LEAF right now, we do understand that its basic automated emergency braking is a substantial step in making it the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation. If it can pull off “Good” results in the crash tests and at least an “Acceptable” rating in the headlight test, it could even earn a Top Safety Pick+ classification.
2019 Nissan LEAF Pricing and Release Date
There is no details on when the 2019 LEAF will hit showrooms, but it’ll likely be at some point later on in 2018. With no changes in the works, we expect rates for the 2019 Nissan LEAF to remain close the 2018 model’s variety, which is $30,875 to $37,085. Competitors for the LEAF consists of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Ford Focus Electric, and the Tesla Model 3.