2018 Nissan Leaf makes North American debut

2018 Nissan Leaf
As the global leader in electric vehicle sales, Nissan has continued its pursuit toward a clean-energy future with the reveal of the all-new Leaf at a media event at Las Vegas' Thomas & Mack Center.

The debut immediately followed the Leaf's global launch in Tokyo, Japan. The next-generation Leaf, the world's best-selling affordable, mass-production electric vehicle, goes on sale at Nissan dealers in all 50 states in early 2018.

The 2018 Leaf features a 150-mile driving range, aerodynamic exterior, roomy high tech interior and advanced technologies including ProPilot Assist and e-Pedal. It is the first step in the re-launch of Nissan's EV platform and will be followed in model year 2019 with a high-power version with increased motor power and battery capacity.

2018 Nissan Leaf

The new Leaf is also the embodiment of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, a global initiative that focuses on how Nissan vehicles are driven, powered and integrated into society. Its new ProPilot Assist (Nissan's advanced single lane driver assistance technology), helps ease driver workload by reducing the amount of driver acceleration, steering and braking input under certain driving conditions. While it is a "hands-on" system, it previews Nissan's ongoing development of future leading edge autonomous drive technologies.

The Leaf's revolutionary e-Pedal technology transforms the driving experience. It lets drivers start, accelerate, decelerate and stop by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator. When the accelerator is fully released, regenerative and friction brakes are applied automatically, bringing the LEAF to a complete stop. The car holds its position, even on uphill slopes, until the accelerator is pressed again. The reactiveness of e-Pedal helps maximize driving pleasure.

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has a starting price of $29,990 - $690 below current the 2017 Leaf.

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