Latest electric cars feature both amazing performances and extra-long range, but the 2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept is going to take it to the next level. This compact hatchback is one of the key players on the market of electric vehicles.
Despite its age, it still features pretty amazing numbers in some aspects. It originally came in 2010, but it still features pretty competitive range, better than many younger models. With and the new 30-kWh battery that came for the mid-cycle update, it can go all away up to 107 miles.
Now the company prepares the second generation, which should come by the end of the year. It will come with many improvements and max range should now be more than 150 miles. Besides that, we will see some big novelties in terms of trim levels, because we could easily see a hi-performance Nismo version of the new hatchback.
2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept design
As we already mentioned, the next generation of the compact hatchback is on its way and it will come by the end of the year. Moreover, we will see some completely new versions of it. According to some reports, the company will present a 2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept next year, while the serial production could come in a year or two.
This will be the second generation of the car, tuned by the legendary Nismo division. So, what to expect from this version? Well, we will still have to wait what the base model will look like. We expect many improvements compared to the original, especially in terms of styling. Compared to the original, new model will look much better, while the Nismo version will go even further. The company is going to present a 2018 Leaf Nismo Concept somewhere next year and we have big expectations.
2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept features
The 2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept will come based on the standard model. The company prepares a next-generation model, which will get the much better appearance. It will be completely adapted to the brand’s latest design language, so we could expect some similarities with models like Pulsar, which is also a five-door hatchback.
For this occasion, we will see Nismo’s traditional color schemes. It should come in a familiar white color with familiar red and blue accents. Also, we will see some modifications compared in terms of body kits. Just like all Nismo models, it will come with things like sporty bumpers, spoiler, new wheels etc.
2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept powertrain
It is hard to make some prediction about powertrain and performances of the 2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept. The second-generation of this compact hatchback in base variant comes with a new system that features electric motor with around 150 horses and 235 pound-feet of torque. Besides better acceleration, this model comes also with a new battery with more capacity. This provides a max range of more than 160 miles.
When it is about this new Nismo version, all details about powertrain are still unknown. We can only speculate and some reports suggest that the new version will feature max output of more than 200 horses. This will provide a significant improvement in terms of performances, but it is still unclear will the new model feature the same battery capacity or not. In case that the new model will feature the same battery pack, we will definitely see a shorter range.
2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept release date
The base version of new hatchback will hit the market by the end of the year. On the other side, this new concept should have its premiere somewhere next year. The 2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo Concept could also come to serial production, but it is still early to speculate about a possible date.
The same thing is with the price. The base model should go around 34.000 dollars, so a hi-performance version could cost much higher.