Nissan confirmed on Twitter that the next-generation Leaf will debut on September 6. A new teaser image previews the car’s grille.
— NissanUK (@NissanUK) June 29, 2017
Judging from the design of the grille, the Leaf is starting to take after the IDS concept that debuted at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. Nissan sources said the exterior styling of that concept would resemble the design of the new Leaf. At this time, Nissan has given few other clues on what to expect for the new EV. Earlier this year, the automaker teased the car’s unusual headlights.
Rumor has it the new Leaf will offer more range than the current version, and Nissan has confirmed the new car will feature semi-autonomous driving technology. A feature called ProPilot will help control acceleration, braking, and steering to keep the car positioned in its lane on the highway. Over time, Nissan will add more capabilities, including autonomous lane changing. Eventually, the ProPilot system will also be able to handle city intersections.
The Nissan Leaf is expected to go on sale before the end of the year. It’s likely to make its auto show debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which opens later in September.
Source: NissanUK via Twitter