has announced that the forthcoming 2018 Nissan LEAF
will make its international debut on September 6. Though it is not confirmed yet, the Japanese automaker is considering to bring this new generation model of its 100 per cent electric
car to India as well.
Reportedly, Nissan is in discussion to introduce its five-door electric car in the country as a pilot launch, to observe the customers' response. The company is planning this small volume initiative after the Indian Government announced to electrify transportation in the country.
The 2018 Nissan LEAF
will be the first vehicle in the Japanese automaker's global product line-up equipped with ProPILOT Park. The technology helps drivers park by automatically guiding the car into a parking spot.
Sonars and cameras on the new Nissan LEAF guide the car into most of the kind of parking spots, handling accelerator, braking and steering input. Still, the driver needs to monitor the area around the vehicle after activating the system and apply the brakes if necessary.
Ahead of the car's global unveiling, Nissan has released a teaser that gives a glimpse of the new LEAF's sharp LED daytime running lights and headlamp unit. The exteriors are expected to share design lines with the UK-spec 2017 Micra, which is not sold in India. Another picture reveals the steering and console of the car.
Nissan plans to sell the 2018 LEAF with new battery pack options like Tesla is currently doing with its models. The largest pack of 30kWH lithium-ion batteries has speculated to offer a range of up to 547km. It is more than twice the range of the existing model, apparently providing the tag of class-leader to the new LEAF.