2019 Nissan LEAF
The Nissan Leaf is set to take on an entire makeover and receive a totally new powertrain with additional range for 2018. As a result, we anticipate no significant changes when the 2019 LEAF rolls around.
2019 Nissan LEAF Design
The LEAF takes on an entire makeover for 2018. This redesign takes it from a rather extremely styled electrical hatchback to a more toned-down, traditional appearance. While these new duds might still not be up to par for some purchasers, they certainly make it more tasty. We expect its appearance, inside and out, to stay completely unchanged in the 2019 LEAF.
Without any changes expected, we prepare for the standard features in the 2019 LEAF staying the exact same too. While full details on the present LEAF’s standard equipment is not offered yet, we do know it features an “e-pedal”– a single-pedal driving feature– and automatic emergency situation braking.
2019 Nissan LEAF Engine
Under its hood, the LEAF made big strides for 2018, getting 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 range of approximately 150 miles.
While this is a huge enhancement over the last-gen LEAF, it falls well short of the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV’s 238-mile range. This should all stay the exact same in 2018, but there are reports of an extended-range LEAF being available in the future to much better compare against the Bolt EV.
2019 Nissan LEAF Safety
While crash test results are not readily available for the new-generation LEAF just yet, we do know that its basic automated emergency situation braking is a huge step in making it the IIHS Top Safety Pick designation. If it can manage “Good” lead to the crash tests and a minimum of an “Acceptable” ranking in the headlight test, it might even earn a Top Safety Pick+ classification.
2019 Nissan LEAF Pricing and Release Date
There is no details on when the 2019 LEAF will hit display rooms, but it’ll likely be sometime later on in 2018. Without any changes in the works, we expect pricing for the 2019 Nissan LEAF to remain close the 2018 model’s range, which is $30,875 to $37,085. Competition for the LEAF consists of the Chevrolet Bolt EV, the Ford Focus Electric, and the Tesla Model 3.