2018 Nissan LEAF Revealed

Discussion in 'In the News' started by xcel, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Dan:

    Great to hear about the almost new 2015 LEAF in your drive!

    Like the TITAN, Nissan is calling out the LEAF in all caps. I asked them about this a few months back with no direct reply other than it matches the badging???

    Wayne
     
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  2. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    Hmm, that's wrong unless TITAN stands for Totally Integrated Truck All Night. Sometimes this kind of thing happens when people have been reading too many legal documents, where the convention is to write the names of entities and parties in all caps. But Legalese <> Standard English.
     
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    While the LEAF Flounders in the U.S., Globally it is Kicking @$$ and Taking Names!

    Nissan's global electric vehicle sales jumped 10% last fiscal year, driven by growing customer demand for the zero-emission Nissan LEAF, the world's best-selling EV.


    The 100% electric car posted robust growth across all the major electric-vehicle markets – Japan, Europe and the U.S. – in the fiscal year that ended March 31.

    Demand is expected to keep rising as customers embrace the new, second-generation Nissan LEAF, which offers increased range and new, advanced technologies. Sales of the redesigned model, introduced in October 2017, are gaining traction in Japan and the U.S. The all-new LEAF is set to go on sale in more new markets this fiscal year, including Latin America and the Asia & Oceania region.

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    Customers bought 54,451 Nissan LEAFs in fiscal year 2017, a 15 percent increase from 47,423 a year earlier. Nissan has sold more than 320,000 LEAFs since the model was first introduced in 2010. It is now available in 51 markets worldwide.

    The all-new Nissan LEAF comes with a host of advanced technologies and features, including ProPILOT Assist, e-Pedal, as well as increased performance and range.

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    The new Nissan LEAF will soon be launched in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and Uruguay.

    The new Nissan LEAF received a 5-star safety rating from the Japan New Car Assessment Program in February. The model's ProPILOT autonomous driving technology helped it score 94.8 points out of a possible 100 for occupant safety in a collision.

    In March, the all-new Nissan LEAF was named "2018 World Green Car".

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    During April, the LEAF achieved U.S. sales of 1,171, up 10.2 percent over the 1,063 sold in April of 2017. YTD sales of 3,716 were down 14.6 percent below the 4,350 sold through the same period of 2017.

    Wayne
     
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  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    While the 62 kWh pack equipped LEAF S Plus is now available for $37,445, the brands halo electric car has surpassed the 400k units sold globally milestone.

    2019 Nissan LEAF Plus

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    The Nissan LEAF became the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 sales, solidifying the model’s leading role in the shift toward more sustainable electric mobility.

    Introduced in 2010 as the world’s first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan LEAF has led the way in making the excitement and convenience of electric driving accessible to non-luxury buyers. Less than a decade ago, electric cars were seen as a niche product, and LEAF customers were mostly “early adopters."

    Today, a growing number of consumers say their next car may be electric. Customers are choosing the LEAF for its powerful, agile performance and advanced technologies, such as the ProPILOT Assist in addition to the benefits of sustainable mobility.

    In launching the first-generation LEAF, Nissan committed itself to working with governments and utility companies to support the adoption of electric vehicles, make charging them easier and more convenient, and develop second-life uses for electric car batteries.

    Since then, Nissan has formed partnerships around the world under its Nissan Energy initiative. These partnerships will leverage the ability of electric car batteries to store energy and share it with homes, businesses and power grids – making electric vehicles even more useful, while promoting efficient energy use.

    Meanwhile, LEAF owners have driven their cars more than 6 billion miles in total. The number of LEAF vehicles sold since 2010 is enough to save 3.8 million barrels of oil a year. Last year, the LEAF was not only the best-selling electric vehicle in Europe, but also the top-selling car of any kind in Norway.

    The Nissan LEAF is available in more than 50 markets globally. It will go on sale in six new markets in Latin America in the first half of this year and seven in Asia and Oceania by the end of the year.

    The new 2019 Nissan LEAF

    Recently, a model with a new powertrain joined the lineup: the Nissan LEAF PLUS, which offers increased power and up to 226 miles of range. Sales of the LEAF PLUS began in late January in Japan. U.S. sales now, and Europe soon.

    LEAF Manufacturing

    The Nissan LEAF is built at three factories: Oppama, Japan; Sunderland, England; and Smyrna, Tennessee.
     
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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    New Nissan LEAF Ad Campaign

    Emotions with a quirky fight of fantasy define Nissan’s latest ad campaign featuring the Nissan LEAF Plus and a pro wingsuit flyer.

    Freedom to Move


    Nissan’s latest “Freedom to Move” campaign was revealed over Memorial Day weekend and features Roberta Mancino, a professional wingsuit flyer and base jumper soaring through the air and breezing through traffic behind the wheel of the new extended range LEAF Plus, the 226 miles range Leaf.

    Following TV advertising, the LEAF Excites digital series will show how consumers react to Nissan technologies such as one-pedal driving <-- Not a fan -- with LEAF ePedal, ProPILOT Assist, and vehicle connectivity through the Nissan Connect App.

    In March, the Nissan LEAF became the first electric car in history to surpass 400,000 sales, solidifying its claim of being the best-selling electric vehicle of all time since its intro in 2010.

    As part of Nissan’s M.O.V.E. 2022 corporate vision, the company has announced it will bring seven new EVs to market globally by 2022.

    I like the long-range LEAF Plus but the advert? Not so much.
     
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  6. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    One-pedal driving ? Snort. I like the control over regen I get from my brake pedal.
     
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  7. NeilBlanchard

    NeilBlanchard Well-Known Member

    The issue I have with this generation Leaf, is the center console has a flared edge that presses into my right leg, just below my knee. This is a design choice they could / should have avoided by having a few taller test drivers. I am 6'-4", and the rear seat in the original Leaf was a bit too low, and my knees were up in the air. The new Leaf is better, but the raised rear seat has me hitting my head (lightly) on the roof liner. I wonder if the new seat could be angled to keep the leg support, but add a bit of headroom?

    I shifted out first gen Leaf into neutral to coast - above 7MPH if you put it in reverse - it immediately goes into neutral. An option to coast in D would be great! Then you don't have to manually shift back into D to drive OR to get regen on the brake.
     
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