Nissan has officially unveiled the all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf, which is going to arrive in the U.S. early next year. While the exterior styling isn’t a huge departure from the current Leaf, the biggest update is that it can now drive 43 miles longer with a 150 mile range.
The second-generation Nissan Leaf is ready to battle the Chevy Bolt with new styling, a better driving range, more power and updated technology. In addition to the longer driving range, the 2018 Leaf also has more power with 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. of torque. If you’re disappointed with the 2018 Leaf’s driving range and power figures, you’ll be happy to know that Nissan has confirmed that another version of the Leaf with more power and range will arrive for the 2019 model year.
The Leaf also debuts with new technologies, like the semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist system that can be used during single-lane highway driving and the new e-Pedal system that will revolutionize one pedal driving. Inside there’s a new 7-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is going to go on sale in Japan next month, but buyers in Europe and the U.S. will have to wait until early 2018 to get the latest Leaf. Pricing for the 2018 Nissan Leaf will start at $29,990.