2018 Nissan Leaf Pros and Cons

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Nissan unveils second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf electric cars that offer further mileage with a vibrant new design and sophistication that show Nissan’s leadership in technology.2018 Nissan Leaf is the centerpiece of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, which is the main strategy for Nissan’s future.2018 Nissan Leaf has better mileage and blends with the evolution of swift driving technologies, such as ProPILOT Park, as well as easy e-Pedal operation, strengthening Nissan’s leadership in electric cars and the expansion of the worldwide electric car market. This car has many advantages that will be embodied by future models of Nissan, that will be listed on the list below:

2018 Nissan LEAF

Technology

2018 Nissan Leaf has a range of up to 400 km (based on Japanese JC08) that allows drivers to enjoy safer and longer trips. The new E-powertrain delivers Nissan Leaf power of 110 kW and 320 Nm of torque thus enhancing acceleration and driving pleasure. The newest Leaf also adapts ProPILOT’s self-propelled swing technology that works on one lane on the highway. There is also ProPILOT Park which when activated will control the steering, acceleration, braking, shift change and parking brake, and automatically guide the car to the targeted parking area. This allows parking drivers to safely and easily include in parallel parking areas.

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2018 Nissan LEAF

The revolutionary e-Pedal technology of the new Leaf is changing the way people drive. e-Pedal allows the driver to start driving, accelerate, slow down and stop, just by raising or lowering the foot pressure on the pedal. When the accelerator is released completely, the brakes work automatically, so the car will stop completely. Even on steep slopes, the position of the car will remain locked until the gas pedal is pressed again. Excess e-Pedal maximizes the pleasure of driving an electric car.

Exterior-Interior

2018 Nissan LEAF

2018 Nissan Leaf has a sleek design profile that provides a sharp and dynamic look. Nissan’s familiar design features can be seen from the typical boomerang-shaped lights and V-motion flow on the front. Blue ornaments on the grille front grille and rear bumper emphasize its identity as Nissan’s electric car. The Leaf cabin is redesigned with a focus on the driver. It combines the use of highly efficient space as a function. The new car will be available next month in Japan, followed by the United States (US), Canada and Japan in January 2018. In Japan, Nissan Leaf sold for 3.15 million yen.

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New Nissan Leaf 2018 Specification:

Exterior

Overall length (mm) 4,480

Overall width (mm) 1,790

Overall height (mm) 1.540

Wheelbase (mm) 2,700

Track width front / rear (mm) 1,530-1,540 / 1,545-1,555

Minimum ground clearance (mm) 150

Coefficient of drag (Cd) 0.28

Tires 205 / 55R16 or 215 / 50R17

Cargo area (VDA) 435 L

Weight / capacity

Curb weight (kg) 1,490-1,520

Capacity 5 people

Gross vehicle weight (kg) 1,765-1,795

Battery

Type Li-ion battery

Capacity 40 kWh

Electric motor

Name: EM57

Maximum output of 110 kW (150 ps) / 3283 ~ 9795 rpm

Maximum torque 320 N · m (32.6 kgf · m) / 0 ~ 3283 rpm

Performance

Cruising range 400 km (JC08)

Charging time (normal charging) 16 hours (3 kW)

8 hours (6kW)

Charging time from alert to 80% (quick charging) 40 minutes

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