2018 Nissan LEAF U.S. Debut Set For September 6 At Technology In Motion Event In Detroit
Nissan has just announced that the new 2018 LEAF will get its U.S. debut in Detroit on September 6 at the first-ever TIM Detroit: Technology In Motion event.
This debut is ahead of the week-long string of appearances planned for the 2018 Nissan LEAF in conjunction with National Drive Electric Week. Those debuts begin on September 9.
The global debut of the 2018 Nissan LEAF will happen at a special even in Tokyo a day earlier (which is actually September 6th locally, but September 5th for most of the rest of the world).
TIM Detroit states:
“Come see the new Nissan LEAF unveiled on Wednesday, September 6 at the premier Technology in Motion exhibition! Go to timdetroit.com to buy your tickets- only $25 for all three days of the event!”
Some recently discovered specs for the new LEAF include:
- 40 kWh battery, plus a longer range battery option (~60 kWh?)
- Range of up to 165 miles for the base (we think ~150 miles EPA, 200+ for the larger option )
- 147 HP
- 236 pound-feet of torque
- S, SV, and SL trim levels, with the price tags of $29,990, $32,490, and $36,200
The new LEAF is expected to start deliveries in the U.S. in December.
Full details for the TIM Detroit event posted (via press release) below:
Nissan to showcase next-generation LEAF at first-ever Technology in Motion exhibition in Detroit
Nissan is bringing the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF to the inaugural Technology in Motion (TIM Detroit) exhibition and conference in Detroit. The three-day event will be one of the first opportunities to see the next-generation LEAF electric car following its global unveil.
TIM Detroit attendees will have the opportunity to hear about the 2018 Nissan LEAF from Chris Reed, vice president, research & development, Nissan Technical Center North America. Reed will participate in a fireside chat on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 9 a.m. from the Main Stage inside Cobo Center.
“The launch of the Nissan LEAF is the perfect kickoff for TIM Detroit,” said KC Crain, president and chief operating officer, Crain Communications – a co-producer of TIM Detroit. “It clearly demonstrates the innovative spirit that TIM Detroit is designed to showcase.”
TIM Detroit attendees will also have the chance to further explore Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into our lives, through an interactive display on the show floor.
With new technologies like ProPILOT Assist and e-Pedal, the debut of the new LEAF represents a key milestone in Nissan’s ongoing commitment to bring accessible, advanced driver assistance technologies to mainstream vehicles.
Nissan established itself as a pioneer in the EV movement by launching LEAF, the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle. Today, Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle with more than 280,000 units sold*.
About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITI vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.
About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance – a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year.
For more information about our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit nissan-global.com. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and see all our latest videos on YouTube.
About Technology in Motion (TIM Detroit)
TIM Detroit, a three-day event, co-produced by Crain Communications and MSX International, will serve as the intersection of automotive and technology, highlighting the rapidly-growing interest in connectivity, autonomy, mobility and digital consumer engagement. It will highlight the future of automotive innovation by showcasing the most advanced technology for the next generation of vehicles. TIM Detroit will also include on-site events, product exhibitions, STEM related activities and presentations and panel discussions from the industry’s leading innovators.
To register for TIM Detroit, please visit www.timdetroit.com/registration.