The Nissan Leaf is set to handle a whole makeover and receive an entirely new powertrain with extra range for 2018. As an outcome, we anticipate no significant changes when the 2019 LEAF rolls around.
2019 Nissan LEAF Design
The LEAF handles a whole makeover for 2018. This redesign takes it from a somewhat hugely styled electrical hatchback to a more toned-down, mainstream appearance. While these new duds might still not depend on par for some purchasers, they certainly make it more tasty. We anticipate its appearance, inside and out, to remain totally the same in the 2019 LEAF.
With no changes anticipated, we anticipate the basic features in the 2019 LEAF staying the same too. While full information on the present LEAF’s standard equipment is not offered yet, we do understand it features an “e-pedal”– a single-pedal driving feature– and automatic emergency situation braking.
2019 Nissan LEAF Engine
Under its hood, the LEAF made big strides for 2018, gaining a new electric motor that cranks out 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. This electrical powertrain is fed by a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery that offers the new LEAF a range of as much as 150 miles.
While this is a big enhancement over the last-gen LEAF, it falls well short of the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV’s 238-mile range. This must all remain the very same in 2018, but there are reports of an extended-range LEAF coming in the near future to much better match up against the Bolt EV.
2019 Nissan LEAF Safety
While crash test outcomes are not offered for the new-generation LEAF right now, we do know that its basic automatic emergency situation braking is a big step in making it the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation. If it can pull off “Good” results in the crash tests and a minimum of an “Acceptable” ranking in the headlight test, it might even earn a Top Safety Pick+ classification.
2019 Nissan LEAF Pricing and Release Date
There is no details on when the 2019 LEAF will strike display rooms, but it’ll likely be sometime later on in 2018. Without any changes in the works, we anticipate rates for the 2019 Nissan LEAF to remain close the 2018 model’s range, which is $30,875 to $37,085. Competition for the LEAF includes the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Ford Focus Electric, and the Tesla Model 3.