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Old 02-12-2017, 11:07 AM
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Default 2018 Nissan Leaf

The new Leaf has been spied out and about:

http://www.autoblog.com/2017/02/10/n...eaf-spy-shots/
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:38 PM
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I like it so far. It's typical Nissan affair with the detailing (floating roof, grille and tail), but leagues better than the awkward shape of the old Leaf. The rear isn't weirdly curved anymore. It looks conventional in a good way but I think the details will make it look better resolved and more expensive-looking than the Bolt (which I detest).
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:10 PM
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I don't like the styling mess that Nissan's design team has embraced as a language. A floating roof can be done well (Mini), but hump on the C(?) pillar that rises toward the floating roof will be horrible looking
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Old 02-12-2017, 05:30 PM
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Looks like a larger micra, which might not be a bad thing.
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:30 PM
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I actually think the current Nissan Leaf is a respectable design. It's simple w/o being overtly cheap and, given how overwrought many designs are today, there's something almost elegant about it. I certainly have thought it a better looking car than just about all iterations of the Prius.

The car in the spy pics is "fine," but I don't think it'll age as well.

Most important for the car, IMHO, will be range. As the article says, anything less 200 mi on a full charge will be a problem.
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Old 02-12-2017, 07:47 PM
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...The car in the spy pics is "fine," but I don't think it'll age as well...
It also looks like a conventional hatchback and not "hybridy" or "EVy" enough for the greener-than-thou crowd. The current Leaf is attractive--aside from the stupid headlights--and this looks like a Nissan Sentracrap hatchback.
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:33 PM
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Unless the Leaf II will be really affordable with a good lease, Nissan just does a bad job with their BEVs, as if they did not want them to sell. Why a FWD BEV? That make no sense. The proportions are Subaru ugly. In Subaru's defense it, they look that way for a reason, justifiable or not is another question.

I hope Nissan will bring an AWD AWS electric Juke to market.
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:11 PM
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Unless the Leaf II will be really affordable with a good lease, Nissan just does a bad job with their BEVs, as if they did not want them to sell. Why a FWD BEV? That make no sense. The proportions are Subaru ugly. In Subaru's defense it, they look that way for a reason, justifiable or not is another question.

I hope Nissan will bring an AWD AWS electric Juke to market.
IMO the Leaf is already one of the cheapest EVs available (in Europe, you have it#s distant cousin, the small Renault Zoe, which undercuts it slightly, in the US probably a heavily incentive loaded Focus Electric will), so for the moment I think they are fine. also it appears that it is globally the best selling EV, despite it's boring appearance and not breathtaking (paper) figures, but it works, and is considerably cheaper than many more powerful EVs.

Anyway, in most places the price heavily depends on government subsidies and other benefits like free parking, no congestion charge etc., with often the lack of charging infrastructure going against it especially if you live downtown and have to park your car on the street (thus no possibility to charge it in your garage overnight).

A AWD AWS electric Juke is probably not going to happen, where probably equals a 99,9% certainty....
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:09 AM
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It needs more "weirdness," dare I say it. Otherwise it looks like it could be a Versa.
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It needs more "weirdness," dare I say it. Otherwise it looks like it could be a Versa.
As much as I hate to say it, I agree.
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