The all-new second-generation 2018 Nissan LEAF boasts mainstream style and improved performance.

Nissan is finally ramping up dealer stock of the all-new LEAF in the U.S. For a time, you couldn't really get a LEAF (new or old), unless you purchased a used model. The automaker stopped making the first-gen vehicle and didn't get the second-gen car production rolling in the U.S. in a hurry. January sales were only at 150, but a respectable 895 LEAFs found owners' driveways in February. Watch for the floodgates to open this month.

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2018 Nissan LEAF

2018 Nissan LEAF

Now that the new LEAF is a reality in the U.S. - at least in terms of most people likely being able to get their hands on one - let's take a look at a current review to help you with your EV buying decision.

Kelley Blue Book reminds us that the LEAF helped pave the way for mainstream electric cars. However, it has always seemed a bit polarizing to many people. Nonetheless, due to its practical hatchback configuration and midsize interior, it has been a huge hit throughout the globe.

Now, the redesign arrives with more range, more power, mainstream good looks, and available semi-autonomous features.

Video description via Kelley Blue Book on YouTube:

Introduced in 2011 the Nissan Leaf helped make electric cars ever-so-slightly more mainstream. With the 2nd-generation Leaf Nissan hopes to continue that momentum. The latest Leaf retains its practical hatchback design but this time around it’s styling is more mainstream and less polarizing. Kelley Blue Book’s Micah Muzio took charge of the latest Leaf to see how generation-2 performs, both as a car and as an electric car.

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