The Nissan Leaf is set to take on an entire makeover and receive a totally brand-new powertrain with additional range for 2018. As a result, we expect no major changes when the 2019 LEAF rolls around.
2019 Nissan LEAF Design
The LEAF takes on an entire makeover for 2018. This redesign takes it from a somewhat wildly styled electrical hatchback to a more toned-down, traditional look. While these new losers may still not be up to par for some buyers, they definitely make it more tasty. We anticipate its look, inside and out, to stay entirely unchanged in the 2019 LEAF.
Without any changes anticipated, we prepare for the basic features in the 2019 LEAF remaining the same too. While complete details on the existing LEAF’s basic devices is not available yet, we do know 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, acquiring a brand-new electrical motor that cranks out 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. This electric powertrain is fed by a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery that offers the new LEAF a range of approximately 150 miles.
While this is a huge improvement over the last-gen LEAF, it falls well except the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV’s 238-mile range. This must all remain the exact same in 2018, however there are reports of an extended-range LEAF being available in the near future to much better compare versus the Bolt EV.
2019 Nissan LEAF Safety
While crash test results are not offered for the new-generation LEAF just yet, we do understand that its basic automated emergency situation braking is a huge action in earning it the IIHS Top Safety Pick classification. If it can pull off “Good” results in the crash tests and a minimum of an “Acceptable” score in the headlight test, it could even earn a Top Safety Pick+ classification.
2019 Nissan LEAF Pricing and Release Date
There is no details on when the 2019 LEAF will hit display rooms, however it’ll likely be at some point later in 2018. With no changes in the works, we expect 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 consists of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Ford Focus Electric, and the Tesla Model 3.