"We believe the new LEAF will be another game changer for Nissan in the USA, just as the redesigned Rogue has been in the previous year and a half, hitting the "sweet spot" in the growing EV segment", said Muñoz.
Inside the new Leaf you'll notice many features from the all-new Micra.
There's a hint of the latest Micra and Qashqai about it - whether that's a compliment or not depends on if you like those cars - but we can't imagine many people would prefer the outgoing Leaf aesthetically. The hood also has some steep creases to give the new Leaf a far sportier look. Ergonomic testing by Nissan shows that this new 45-degree angle allows drivers of all heights to easily and comfortably connect the charger. The model goes on sale in Japan on October 2, and in January in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Sweetening the deal is Nissan'sProPilot Assist semi-autonomous technology, which can control the vehicle's acceleration, braking and steering inputs during single-lane highway driving.
The new Leaf gets a 40kWh battery in place of the old one's 30kWh, and it still runs down the centre of the floor where a normal car's gearbox tunnel would be. Its starting price in the US will be under $30,000, which is even cheaper than the current Leaf.
"The new NissanLEAF drives NissanIntelligent Mobility, which is the core brand strategy for Nissan's future", said Hiroto Saikawa, president and chief executive officer of Nissan. The Leaf will be the first Nissan in the U.S.to feature the company's ProPilotautonomous driving tech. Nissan's throttle and motor tuning will limit maximum torque away from the traffic lights, to avoid wheelspin and other un-Leafy behaviour, but it should be pretty punchy from, say, 10mph to about 40mph. High-power recharging is enabled through the CHAdeMO standard, the 40-kWh model getting 80 percent full in about 40 minutes.
Nissan was one of the first automakers to mass market an EV in 2010 with the first Leaf, now the world's best-selling all-battery vehicle. With over 2.8 lakh NissanLeafelectric cars sold so far globally, the vehicle has been giving its rivals - Chevrolet Volt, and BMW i3 among others a tough time. "But the Leaf has price and manufacturing capacity on its side".
The intelligent driving technologies that the vehicle will boast includes the ProPILOT ADAS (advanced driver assistance system).
The Leaf's range is short of the 220 miles of the base version of Tesla's Model 3, the luxury electric automaker's first foray into more affordable cars, which launched in July with a starting price of $35,000.
With this feature activated, drivers can accelerate, decelerate and even hold the vehicle in place on a hill by simply pressing and releasing the accelerator pedal.
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Spain vs Italy — Prediction
Isco receives the ball about 20 yards out, takes a step to the right and angles a low shot into the back off the net via the post. Italy couldn't get near him as he picked apart their defence from his floating role in and around the opposition penalty area.
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All of which would have been enough to grab the attention but behind him everyone, it seemed, wanted their time on centre stage. They were quick whenever they went out, which is what we expected. "The weather was obviously incredibly tricky for us all".
Spain vs. Italy live stream: Watch World Cup qualifying online
We have got to approach this game with a healthy madness, with a desire to surprise people, with courage and with determination. Four rounds remain before the first stage of the qualifying campaign in Europe ends and the automatic qualifiers are known.
'Houston Strong': Astros return for first post-Harvey home game
The long season has taken a toll on the New York Mets with injuries and inconsistent performances being reflected in their record. Aoki, traded by the Astros to Toronto at the non-waiver deadline and released by the Blue Jays on Aug. 29, will wear No. 11.
Kono urges China, Russia to up pressure on N. Korea
On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that further escalations could lead to an armed regional conflict. Hours later, Defence Secretary Mattis said that the U.S. is not out of diplomatic solutions yet on North Korea.