Just like with the Tesla Model 3, sightings of the next-generation Nissan LEAF out in public are starting to surface.

Hopefully, it won't be long before we see the next-gen LEAF minus most of its camo.

Officially, Nissan says that the 2018 LEAF will be revealed on September 5 (September 6 in Japan where a special event will be held), but we're hopeful to catch some further detailed looks at the LEAF ahead of that grand debut. The public debut of the LEAF is expected to occur at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show starting the second week of September.

These particular images were captured by Twitter user negi1. The LEAF prototype seen here is testing in Japan.

The next-gen LEAF is expected to be offered with two battery pack choices, one of which could be ~60 kWh. There's no official word on pricing or launch date at this point in time, but we expect Nissan to do as its done in the past and put the new LEAF on market following its debut.  Expectation is for the model to arrive in December in the US, and shortly thereafter in Europe.

Recently we caught more images of the next-gen LEAF along with shot of the interior here.