The Nissan Leaf is set to handle an entire make over and receive a completely new powertrain with extra range for 2018. As a result, we expect no major changes when the 2019 LEAF rolls around.
2019 Nissan LEAF Design
The LEAF handles an entire makeover for 2018. This redesign takes it from a rather wildly styled electric hatchback to a more toned-down, mainstream look. While these new duds may still not depend on par for some purchasers, they certainly make it more palatable. We anticipate its appearance, inside and out, to stay entirely the same in the 2019 LEAF.
With no changes expected, we anticipate the standard features in the 2019 LEAF remaining the very same too. While full details on the present LEAF’s basic devices is not readily available yet, we do know it includes an “e-pedal”– a single-pedal driving feature– and automated emergency braking.
2019 Nissan LEAF Engine
Under its hood, the LEAF made substantial strides for 2018, gaining a new electrical motor that cranks out 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. This electric powertrain is fed by a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery that gives the new LEAF a series of up to 150 miles.
While this is a big improvement over the last-gen LEAF, it falls well except the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV’s 238-mile range. This must all remain the very same in 2018, however there are reports of an extended-range LEAF being available in the near future to much better compare against the Bolt EV.
2019 Nissan LEAF Safety
While crash test outcomes are not available for the new-generation LEAF right now, we do know that its basic automatic emergency braking is a substantial action in earning it the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation. If it can manage “Good” results in the crash tests and a minimum of an “Acceptable” ranking in the headlight test, it could even make a Top Safety Pick+ classification.
2019 Nissan LEAF Pricing and Release Date
There is no info on when the 2019 LEAF will strike showrooms, however it’ll likely be at some point later in 2018. With no changes in the works, we expect prices for the 2019 Nissan LEAF to stay close the 2018 model’s range, which is $30,875 to $37,085. Competitors for the LEAF includes the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Ford Focus Electric, and the Tesla Model 3.