Nissan Teases New EV For Tokyo Motor Show, Could This Foreshadow The Next LEAF?
We have this one image and one sentence from the Japanese automaker indicating a new electric car with automotive drive:
“Nissan’s future vision of car intelligence and electrification is coming to Tokyo Motor Show 2015”
What we could actually be seeing here is a concept showing the stylings of the next generation LEAF – which is expected to arrive in the second quarter of 2017.
For the past few months there has been persistent rumors that Nissan would indeed show a concept vehicle at this show that will foreshadow the next LEAF design, perhaps to better get an understanding of the public’s reaction to the new look – this could be that vehicle.
As part of the next generation of EVs, Nissan has been considering offering more than the current LEAF’s traditional 5 door hatch styling.
Nissan Exec VP Trevor Mann touched on the subject this summer “There could be more than one Leaf. We’ve always said it needn’t be one car.”
On the right (above) we have the same image after few tweaks to help illustrate its lines a little better.
Last year from the Beijing Auto Show, we suggested that the Lannia Concept’s debut, despite being a petrol car, probably had a lot of 2nd generation LEAF in its styling as well – and we can’t help but notice the same design cues in play here again.