2018 Nissan LEAF Launch: First Impressions of Next-Gen Electric Car

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After months of drip-fed information, rumors, and spy shots, Nissan officially unveiled the next-generation 2018 LEAF electric car at a special event in Tokyo.

With a 40 kilowatt-hour battery pack (and a longer-range, higher-performance version due next year) Nissan has chosen to undercut both the Chevrolet Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3 in terms of price, retailing from $29,990 in the U.S. before incentives for the entry-level 2018 Nissan LEAF S.

At the same time however, the LEAF’s real-world range is expected to be just 150 miles on the EPA test cycle (241 kilometers). But with DC quick charging, optional Pro-Pilot driver assistance package, more conventional, mainstream styling, and plenty of room in the trunk (more than the original LEAF) will Nissan’s gable pay off?

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Disclaimer: Nissan provided airfare, lodging and meals to enable us to bring you this first-person report direct from Tokyo. 

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