The Nissan Leaf is the very first company’s mass-produced electric car. It is a proven vehicle in several markets around the globe. But with competitors like Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla Model 3, Nissan is making a statement with the new 2019 Nissan Leaf E-Plus version.
The Japanese automaker sold over 200,000 cars since it was introduced in 2011. Now, the all-new Nissan Leaf is given the more conventional look and the range is boosted to 225 miles. It is a practical vehicle that will address most of the customer’s needs. Moreover, Nissan is offering new cut prices on new technology inside the cabin.
2019 Nissan Leaf Redesign
The exterior design is changed a lot. 2019 Nissan Leaf is now slightly larger and it looks more like a hatchback or crossover SUV. The split rear C-pillar give a floating roof more conventional look like on larger Murano model. The headlights are narrower and are placed even lower in the fenders. Higher trim models will come with a LED units.
Instead of a front grille, there is a Nissan’s V-motion chrome bar and a black panel beneath that. The hatch is wider and better integrated, so the plug access is now better. The plug panel is now placed at a 45-degree angle so removing or inserting the charging cord is now more practical. Nissan Leaf might look like a regular car, but thanks to its unique design, it can be easy identified as an electric vehicle.
2019 Nissan Leaf Interior
The exterior is not the only to suffer minor changes. Interior is upgraded as well, mostly in terms of quality. Materials are top-notch with a plenty of soft-touch surfaces and the display is larger and easy to use. The dashboard is changed as well as it now features a 5-inch touchscreen. With SV and SL versions, this touchscreen will come in 7-inches dimension. On the left, a new analog speedometer is placed and paired with a digital display that is easy to configure.
That display will show the range status and some other vehicle systems as well. The gear selector is mounted to a center console and in the middle of the dash, you can find buttons for climate control. Nissan Leaf will remain a 5-passenger vehicle. The customers can access the battery pack thanks to a small hump on the rear floor. Higher trims like S and SV are coming with cloth seats, while the highest trim SL offers a leather upholstery.
2019 Nissan Leaf Engine Specs
The 2019 Nissan Leaf E-Plus version is using a 160-kW AC synchronous electric motor. The 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack has an estimated range of 200 miles, per full charge.
Moreover, a new pedal technology is there. It allows you to drive the vehicle just with the accelerator. When driver backs off a little bit, the car will come to a complete halt and stay in that mode until you depress the accelerator again. We must mention that the normal version of the car comes with 110 kW and 40kWh battery.
2019 Nissan Leaf Price and Release Date
The approaching 2019 Nissan Leaf will cost around $30,000. That is almost the same as the previous model, but new Leaf offers a longer range and more power. The Nissan Leaf E-Plus version will boast cost with the price of $35,000. The release date will be sometime in 2019.