Next-Gen Nissan Leaf Debuting This September

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Nissan is offering quite the incentive to retain Leaf owners when its second-generation model arrives.

The official Nissan EV Twitter account has confirmed the all-new Leaf model will be revealed in September before heading to dealerships before the end of the year. And to entice current Leaf owners to move onto the next-generation model, the automaker is offering them the ability to extend their current leases and even get three months of courtesy payments. In addition, it appears they will have priority for getting on a list for the new model.

SEE ALSO: Next-Gen Nissan Leaf to Offer Over 200 Miles of Range

Not much is known about the next-generation Leaf, but the company promises it will reveal more information in the coming months. Rumors say it will offer over 200 miles of range and its styling will borrow cues from both the Friend ME Concept and the IDS Concept. Last year, Nissan’s global director of electric vehicle engineering, Kazuo Yajima, said that a new 60-kWh battery pack will be used on the next-gen Leaf so that it can offer between 210 to 220 miles of all-electric range on a single charge.

#Breaking: @NissanUSA‘s all-new #NissanLEAF will be globally revealed in Sept. & go on sale before the end of the year. 1 of 2

— Official Nissan EV (@NissanEVnewsUS) March 9, 2017

Better yet, many #LEAF owners can extend their lease, get 3 months of courtesy payments & get on the list for the next #NissanLEAF. 2 of 2

— Official Nissan EV (@NissanEVnewsUS) March 9, 2017

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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 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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  • Mec-One Mec-One on Mar 13, 2017

    Might consider it if it offers 200 mile range. I'll be able to travel to work all week on a single charge.