The Nissan Leaf is set to handle an entire make over and get an entirely new powertrain with extra range for 2018. As an outcome, we expect no major 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 extremely styled electric hatchback to a more toned-down, mainstream appearance. While these new losers may still not be up to par for some purchasers, they certainly make it more tasty. We expect its look, inside and out, to stay totally unchanged in the 2019 LEAF.
With no changes anticipated, we expect the standard features in the 2019 LEAF remaining the same too. While full information on the existing LEAF’s basic devices is not offered yet, we do understand it features an “e-pedal”– a single-pedal driving feature– and automated emergency situation braking.
2019 Nissan LEAF Engine
Under its hood, the LEAF made huge strides for 2018, getting a new electric motor that cranks out 147 horse power and 236 pound-feet of torque. This electrical powertrain is fed by a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery that provides the new LEAF a variety of as much as 150 miles.
While this is a big improvement over the last-gen LEAF, it falls well short of the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV’s 238-mile range. This should all stay the exact same in 2018, however there are reports of an extended-range LEAF can be found in the near future to much better match up versus the Bolt EV.
2019 Nissan LEAF Safety
While crash test outcomes are not readily available for the new-generation LEAF right now, we do understand that its basic automated emergency situation braking is a huge action in making it the IIHS Top Safety Pick classification. If it can pull off “Good” results in the crash tests and at least an “Acceptable” score in the headlight test, it might even make a Top Safety Pick+ designation.
2019 Nissan LEAF Pricing and Release Date
There is no information on when the 2019 LEAF will strike showrooms, 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 stay close the 2018 model’s variety, 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.