2018 Nissan Leaf Spied Looking Almost Production Ready

Sam McEachern
by Sam McEachern

The next-generation Nissan Leaf has been spied looking nearly production ready as its September debut date approaches.

This isn’t the first time the 2018 Nissan Leaf has been caught testing, but this prototype gives us a lot more to work with than ones we’ve seen in the past. It has ditched nearly all of its camouflage, giving us a clear look at its front and rear fascias, body lines, headlights, and tail lights. To our eye, the next-gen Leaf looks like a toned down version of the Nissan Sway Concept from the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The new Leaf will definitely look like more conventional hatchback that time around.

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Nissan teased the all-new Leaf in May, releasing an image of the EV’s futuristic looking LED headlamps. The automaker said the photo was “the first in a series of photos and informational briefs scheduled this summer” ahead of the EV’s debut, which may occur at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. It has also confirmed it will go on sale before year’s end, but it’s not clear if that will include North America.

The next-gen 2018 Nissan Leaf will be powered by a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which will result in a maximum driving range of 210 to 220 miles. Not much else is known about the EV hatch, but more information should become available as its unveiling nears.

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Sam McEachern
Sam McEachern

Sam McEachern holds a diploma in journalism from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario, and has been covering the automotive industry for over 5 years. He conducts reviews and writes AutoGuide's news content. He's a die-hard motorsports fan with a passion for performance cars of all sorts.

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  • Tom1963 Tom1963 on Jun 21, 2017

    Different, yet still very awkwardly styled. Lots more competition these days...it needs to be great.