Nissan Teaser Reveals Front End Of Next-Gen 2018 LEAF (Update, or not)
The latest 2018 Nissan LEAF teaser image apparently reveals even more of the front end of this highly anticipated electric car.
Revealed by Nissan over the weekend on its Twitter feed header, this teaser provides us with an overhead view of the front end of the next-gen LEAF.
Update (July 4th): Or at least that was our first impression, as Nissan did not document the image. So when we compared it with the previous teaser released just days before (below) we assumed it was also of the 2018 LEAF.
The thing is, the more we looked at it, the more it seemed more and more familiar, and not just because the new LEAF has taken so many design clues from the 2015 concept EV – the IDS, but because we had seen it before. A search of Nissan’s media database turned up nothing, but then we recalled the IDS Concept’s launch, and sure enough – there it was (or at least a photo that is darn close), on stage behind CEO Carlos Ghosn. See below for what we mean.
So, if that recently posted photo by Nissan is of the new 2018 LEAF (which we tend to not believe with this new information in hand)…its near identical.
“Look-a-like” 2018 LEAF teaser from last week:
Add in some of the recent spy photos we’ve captured of the 2018 LEAF and the vehicle comes to life:
We can speculate, but there really is no confirmed information on the 2018 LEAF, beyond the fact that it’s coming soon. We’re certain it will boast more range than today’s LEAF (via 2 battery options, ultimately) and that it will be priced very competitively, but beyond that it’s anyone’s guess at this point.
As for the September 5th debut of the new LEAF that Nissan is confirming, that is actually happening at a special event in Tokyo (so technically, it’s really happening on the 6th at the point of origin).