Nissan Leaf Aero Style Hints at Future Design

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Nissan Leaf has remained relatively unchanged since it debuted, but something called the Leaf “Aero Style” at the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon could hint at the electric car’s future design.

The Leaf Aero Style features an exclusively designed front bumper that incorporates LED lights. Whether or not the front bumper is actually more aerodynamic than the current Leaf’s front bumper remains unknown, but the electric vehicle would benefit greatly from improved aerodynamics.

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Major changes aren’t expected from the Nissan Leaf anytime soon, though the Japanese automaker does want to improve its range drastically by 2016. The current Leaf has a range of approximately 75 miles, but the figure varies based on driving conditions. Nissan hopes that by 2016, its Leaf will have a reliable range of 125 miles.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Scott Harrell Scott Harrell on Jul 17, 2013

    Thanks for the review. The John Candy reference is completely unnecessary and lame but thankfully only a minor distraction. I would rather have heard more info about the seating configurations, or perhaps a pic of the rear of the car with the tailgate down.

  • Whatever Whatever on Feb 18, 2014

    Probably no one will read this, but I'm researching the car and this is the only - the ONLY! - review I've seen on the entirety of the interwebs that shows the rear cargo area with the rear seats folded. Not only that, but you provided several, close-up photos of the cargo area, which were almost pornographic to a wagon-lover like me... Motor Trend, Edmunds, and Car & Driver, are just some of the examples of so-called experts that did not include such a shot. Even MBUsa does not include one. C'mon, it's a WAGON! Thanks. (And no, my dealer doesn't have one for me to go look at it. Who wants to go to a dealer, anyway??)

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