30 Nov 2018 Nissan Leaf – All-Electric Hatchback with 150 Miles Driving Range
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is a 100% electric hatchback that is equipped with innovative technologies and excellent convenience features to make the ride comfortable. Nissan has proudly produced the vehicle with three models that are S, SV, and SL, which are environment friendly and make every drive exhilarating. The hatchback has been introduced in the USA and is ready to achieve success throughout the car markets of the world.
The all-new Leaf comes with Nissan Intelligent Mobility System that enhances the vehicle’s performance and makes the journey comfortable. It is an innovative system that includes a number of intuitive systems to deliver precise handling and agile performance on different kinds of terrains. With innovative technologies like ProPILOT Assist, the hatchback helps you covering the long distances with excellent safety.
Nissan has intelligently improved the overall looks of the vehicle that now look more attractive and purposeful. It is a hatchback that comes with modern exterior design and a spacious interior that is designed to deliver excellent comfortable during the ride. Being a fully electric vehicle, the 2018 Leaf is equipped with advanced technologies and modern safety features that make the drive entertaining and safe.
Here is a detailed review of the hatchback with a closer look at its exterior, interior, performance attributes, technologies, safety features and more.
Design of 2018 Nissan Leaf
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is designed with an ambition to look more attractive and is changing the concept of electronic vehicles designs. The hatchback has an attractive exterior with an eye-catching profile that leaves a long lasting impression wherever it goes. The interior of the vehicle is designed to make the cabin look more prolific and feeling the passengers sitting in a comfortable area.
Nissan Leaf 2018 has sharp lines and cutting edges on the body that make the exterior look striking. The dynamic front end of the vehicle features a translucent blue grille that adds to its aggressive profile. It has a signature floating roof that efficiently connects the vehicle’s front side to the rear and gives it a perfect hatchback shape.
The body of 2018 Leaf is aerodynamically constructed to effectively maintain a flowing passage of air for better handling and improved efficiency during the ride. The front bumper of the vehicle is fitted with air vents to provide fresh air to the engine and reducing the air drag. It has roof mounted rear air spoiler that enables a smooth passage of air around the vehicle for enhanced aerodynamics during the ride.
It has cutting edges on the rear side that is slightly lifted to make the exterior look sporty and beautiful. The 2018 Nissan Leaf has standard fully automatic halogen headlamps that effectively illuminates the road in the night. The hatchback features rear LED lights that make the rear side look more attractive and purposeful. The upper models of the vehicle come with LED daytime running lights and LED fog lamps to improve the vehicle’s visibility during the bad weather conditions.
The all-new Nissan Leaf has standard 16-inch wheels and the upper models come with 17-inch alloy wheels to deliver a smooth and efficient ride in different road conditions.
The new #NissanLEAF wins @CES “Best of Innovation” award in the “Vehicle Intelligence and Self-Driving Technology” category, and is named Honoree in “Tech for a Better World.” pic.twitter.com/M9GLFyreec
— Nissan (@NissanUSA) November 10, 2017
The interior of 2018 Nissan Leaf is ergonomically designed with fine materials to make the passengers fell sitting with comfort and pleasure. The craftsmanship in the interior of the hatchback speaks for itself as soon as the passengers reach it to make themselves getting ready to be seated. It has a spacious cabin with ample headroom and legroom for rear passengers to make the ride easy.
The available front arm rest and cup holders in the front and rear enhance the convenience of the passengers. The proximity key for doors, auto door locking system, and push button start are some of the most important convenient features of the vehicle to make the ride an unforgettable experience. An automatic climate control is fitted in the cabin of the Nissan Leaf that enables the front and rear passengers to set their desired temperatures according to the changing weather conditions.
A standard three-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel with driver’s assistance features is fitted in the dashboard of the vehicle that allows the driver to control different functions of the vehicle without taking his eyes off the road. This steering wheel has a tilt/telescopic column that allows the driver to set the steering position according to the driving conditions. A 7-inch driver center instrument cluster is placed behind the steering wheel that shows important information in the digital display in front of the driver.
The seats are perfectly adjusted in the cabin and provide seating to five persons. The upper models feature leather trimmed heated and ventilated front seats that allow the driver and front passenger to set their desired seating temperatures during the ride. The available 8-way power driver seat with 4-way lumbar support makes the driving easy for the driver. To increase the cargo space, the 60/40 manual split folding of rear seats allow the passengers to put extra luggage in the cabin.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf has excellent capabilities that deliver a powerful performance on the road. It has front strut suspension with coil springs and torsion beam rear suspension with coil springs that improve the stability of the vehicle in different road conditions. The hatchback has gas pressurized shock absorbers that efficiently adjust the suspension system according to the changing road conditions.
This is a 100% electric vehicle and is fitted with an innovative e-Pedal that means there is only one pedal in the vehicle to control the acceleration and brake. The electric drivetrain of the vehicle delivers an instant rush of acceleration with up to a 150-mile range.
The 20018 Nissan Leaf comes with a 110KW AC Synchronous Motor that takes 1 hour to charge with a 240V port and provides up to 22 miles of range and it takes 30 minutes to charge with a 50KW fastest charging port and provides up to 88 miles of range. The available Vehicle to Home System enables the driver to store generated renewable energy, for example, solar power, in the battery so that it can be used when energy costs are high.
It has a single speed reducer automatic transmission and supports a front wheel drive. This battery generates a total 147 horsepower and provides 236 lb-ft of torque to the wheels. The all-new Nissan Leaf has zero tailpipe emissions because of its complete electric drivetrain thus bringing the unique pleasures of cleaner, quiet, and a powerful ride.
— Nissan (@NissanUSA) September 13, 2017
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is equipped with advanced technologies to assist the driver and passengers on every corner of the road. The available technologies are easier to operate and the available customizable 5-inch digital screen in the dashboard provides seamless mobile integration. The passengers of the vehicle can use different technologies with the help of this touchscreen to make the ride entertaining. It has following available technologies:
- Apple CarPlay
- Android Auto
- USB Port
- Nissan Connect EV App
- HD Radio
- Navigation System
- SiriusXM Satellite Radio
- Voice Recognition
- Integrated Roof Antenna
- 7-speaker Bose Premium Audio System
- HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
- Day-night Auto-dimming Rearview Mirror
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is fitted with a number of modern safety features that make it an ideal safe vehicle to drive regardless of the road conditions. It has following safety features:
- Forward Collision Warning
- Nissan Intelligent Lane Intervention
- Blind Spot Warning
- Back-up Intervention
- Nissan Intelligent Distance Control
- Around View Monitor
- Forward Emergency Braking
- Pedestrian Detection
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Departure Prevention
- Moving Object Detection
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Intelligent Cruise Control
- Seamless Autonomous Mobility
- Side Impact Beams
- Electronic Stability Control
- Driveline Traction Control
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Rear Child Safety Locks
- Tire Pressure Warning
- Multiple Airbags
Price and Availability in the UAE
Nissan has introduced the 2018 Leaf in the USA at a starting price of $29,990. However, the company has not announced the date of its arrival in the UAE yet.
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