Nissan has released a teaser of the 2018 Leaf, confirming that the hatchback will be unveiled on 6 September. Apart from its customary fully electric powertrain, the new Leaf will get a partially autonomous driving technology called Propilot.
While the teaser doesn’t divulge anything crucial, previous spy shots have revealed a design language heavily inspired by the new Micra. It gets a sharp styling with a stooped nose, narrow daytime running lights and the V-motion grille. At the heart of the Leaf is a new electric drivetrain and battery that is rumoured to have more than twice the range of the current Leaf, of up to 550 kilometres. This should make the Leaf the most practical EV on sale in terms of range.
With the introduction of GST, the government is dropping the tax rate for electric vehicles to 12 per cent to encourage sustainable means of mobility. While the Leaf will be globally unveiled on 6 September, the Indian audience will have to wait until the 2018 Auto Expo.