A significant number of reports has already revealed that in September, Nissan will be set to launch their newest offering, the LEAF EV. With plans to begin sales and deliveries of the model before the end of the year, and while there has been some spy photos coming out, hints from some of the company's executives, concept cars, and healthy speculation, the company is yet to confirm much details about the completely new, second-generation version of its all-electric hatchback.
That said, another good news from Nissan is that the company will be offering lease extensions to current LEAF lessees, particularly to those who have been anticipating the latest model, provided they agree with the 3-month courtesy payments - if they decide to get on the waiting list for the refreshed version of the popular model.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf
In one of his statements reported by Car And Driver, director of Leaf sales and marketing for North America, Brian Maragno reveals that the automaker plans to reveal full specs, pricing, trim levels, and features at the world premiere which will take place in September. Additionally, with regards to the production-ready prototype that has been circulating on the automobile community, the 2018 Nissan Leaf will be more regular car-like in appearance, with some cues borrowed from the IDS Concept of 2015. It was found that Maragno has also confirmed that the all-new Leaf will exceed expectations in range, technology, design, and value.
Specs And Lease Extension For LEAF
Meanwhile, to give LEAF customers with more incentives as well as reasons to stay in the fold, Nissan is also set to offer an easy lease extensions particularly for those with leases that will be expiring in 2017, or until taking delivery of a new 2018 Leaf; and a chance to waive three monthly payments. According to Clean Technica, the offer will allegedly be applicable to any LEAF lessees who possess leases that will be expiring on or after April 1st. In addition, it was foud that those who have purchased LEAFs outright will reportedly also have the privilege to the pre-order program for the new LEAF.
Furthermore, despite the very tight competition with other vehicle manufacturers, the 2018 Nissan Leaf is expected to remain as an affordable compact hatchback but to purge some of its EV weirdness and considering the fact that several battery packs is likely going to offer a choice of longer driving ranges up to and over 200 miles. Speaking of range, the company claims that they will definitely be using better cell technology for the Leaf's battery, which, in turn, will push the EPA-rated range up by a few tens of miles. Ultimately, Maragno said that when the 2018 Nissan Leaf will be delivered to its customers, they are confident that its going to exceed customers' expectations in terms of range, tech, design, and value.