It’s less than a month away. On September 5th, Nissan will premiere the latest iteration of the Nissan Leaf- an advanced electric vehicle that intends to take the automotive world by storm. Nissan has already told us that the 2018 Nissan Leaf will boast the e-Pedal, an accelerator that transforms into so much more with the clever use of technology.
The e-Pedal will function as accelerator and brake, allowing for a better command of twisting roads and a stop-and-hold function on hills. Pressing the e-Pedal will speed up your Leaf; releasing the e-Pedal will slow it down; completely releasing the e-Pedal will stop it. The conventional brake pedal will still be there, and can still be used for those emergency braking situations. But for the rest of the time? You’ll be using Nissan’s all-new e-Pedal to propel yourself along highway roads and well into the future.
Spy shots taken of the 2018 Nissan Leaf have revealed a number of additional, exciting tidbits. It’s been speculated that the range could be well past 150-miles, and that the battery will hold at least 40-kWh. Rumors have been circulating around the re-design, as well. Some have claimed it has a more streamlined look, one that might more readily compete with fellow electric vehicles like the Chevrolet Bolt.
Nissan’s ProPilot Assist will also launch with the new Leaf. This system is a driving program that helps you, among other things: maintain lane control, maintain a set speed, navigate stop-and-go traffic, and maintain a set distance to the car ahead. Nissan has a four-year plan in place for the system, intending to grow and advance it throughout their vehicles’ functions. They call it “a consumer-focused foundation for the fully autonomous vehicles of the future,” and it’ll slowly creep its way into the rest of their line-up following its premiere with the Leaf.
The release of the 2018 Nissan Leaf is a thrilling prospect for a number of reasons. However, for the electric segment, its price point will be something that consumers eagerly consume. It’s been hinted that it will have a lower MSRP than its direct competitor, the Chevrolet Bolt EV.
On September 5th? We’ll know all. Drop by your local AutoNation Nissan dealer then to find out all the details, or make an appointment even earlier to see the 2017 Nissan Leaf in all its current glory.