Nissan is at it again, this time transforming the perception, practicality and performance of a EVs with the newest 2017 Nissan Leaf. With about 250 km of motoring range – similar to last year’s – the Leaf is arguably the best of them all in its segment. although buyers will have to contend with a couple of disappointment in terms of the awkward driving position, slow acceleration, and fussy interior controls, the newest model offers lots of compensation in terms of the spacious rear seat long cruising range, nationwide availability, ample features for the money, and a quiet cabin at speed. Its release date is already out, continue reading on for more details.
Now in its seventh year of production, the new Leaf is the modern-era statesman. And with almost a decade under its belt and impressive consumer feedback, the Nissan Leaf seems to have lots of successful years ahead even in this exponentially growing segment. for those seeking a combination of whisper-quiet cabin serenity, versatility, and a peppy performance combined with green car credentials, the Nissan Leaf is arguably the go-to car.
The base model of the Nissan Leaf 2017 can travel around 84 miles before the battery goes out of charge, while the top-trims – the Leaf SV and the SL trim levels – can up the ante a bit further to around 107 miles. The latter two trims’ new battery represents a great milestone not only for Nissan but for the entire EV automotive segment, as it sets the new benchmark for the rest to follow. The new 30kW battery comes alongside a raft of new technologies such as engineering updates to its performance facets.
During the several years the Nissan Leaf has been on the market, other competitors have also come up with a slew of EV upgrades meant to broaden their appeal as well. Some of these vehicles ho on the heels of the Leaf include the Ford Focus Electric, BMW i3, Kia Soul EV, and the Volkswagen e-Golf. While there’s isn’t a car here that can boast of a home run, the Leaf is arguably on the right path to achieve the same.
2017 Nissan Leaf Release Date & Price
When it comes to price and release date, Nissan, is to say the least – mum! But this hasn’t kept the industry pundits from offering the most probable probabilities of when it will go for sale and for how much. The sources claim the new model will demand a base price of $21,510, and will probably head to dealerships sometime in mid-2017. Lease deals will also be an option.
2017 Nissan Leaf Exterior Concept
First things first the dimensions for the new model are unchanged from last year’s: length – 175.0 inches, width – 69.7 inches, and height – 61.0 inches. Judging from the prototypes of what is thought to be the new Leaf, the new model isn’t expected to change a tad bit in terms of the exterior designs.
Nissan might offer several slight redesigns on the front fascia in terms of the headlights, bumper, and grille to the Leaf as it hasn’t had any visual updates ever since it debuted in the segment almost a decade ago. The color palette is expected to feature new additions, however, the details of this and many other changes will be known on its release date.
2017 Nissan Leaf Interior Review
The interior received a quite bit of attention in spite of the nonexistent exterior updates. This was particularly true in terms of the convenience, and technology departments. While some features were burnished, others were completely overhauled and others added to take their place.
Some standard accessories available include:
- heated mirrors,
- Bluetooth connectivity,
- keyless ignition and entry,
- full power accessories,
- a CD player,
- a six-speaker sound system,
- a height-adjustable driver seat,
- cruise control,
- full power accessories,
- a USB port,
- a media player interface,
- and a five-inch color touchscreen display.
The infotainment system and the material upholstery in general have all been polished for the new model.
The Nissan Leaf hatchback 2017, as at the time of this writing, will be available in three trim levels: SV, SL, and the base S model.
Lurking beneath the hood is a 107 hp- and 187 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 80kW electric motor that sucks its power from a 24kW battery on the base model and 30kW on the SL and SV trim models. 0-62 mph takes about 10.5 seconds – a slow time relative to the rest of the rivals.
The government is yet to announce the results of the crash test safety, but even as we await the results, the existing model earned a five out of five star rating for overall crash impact safety across board. That said, it is only ‘natural’ that the 2016 Leaf continues the legacy of its immediate predecessor.
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