Second generation Nissan Leaf spy shots

2018 Nissan Leaf spy shot

Autoblog just published the first public spy shots taken to the second generation Nissan Leaf. Truth to be told, it does look much better than the current generation.


2018 Nissan Leaf spy shot


The charge port cover remains as big as it was in the older generation, this suggests that Nissan will probably keep the combination of SAE J1772 (IEC Type 1) and CHAdeMO charging sockets instead of moving to CCS.


2018 Nissan Leaf spy shot


The less rounded back design suggests a better cargo space than we’re used to in the current generation Leaf.


But is it just me or this Leaf – unfortunately – doesn’t look anything like the IDS concept?


Nissan IDS concept car


I think that the Nissan Leaf in the spy shots looks much more similar to the old renderings we already know for a while.


Rendering of possible facelifted 2017 Nissan Leaf


Rendering of possible facelifted 2017 Nissan Leaf



To sum up…

There aren’t much details about these spy shots yet. The license plate is from the State of Michigan in the USA, but will Nissan be testing a similar car in London, UK starting this month? Or the autonomous Nissan Leaf that will be tested in London is just the minor facelifted version with ProPILOT, which we already saw in CES 2017?


This proof that Nissan isn’t sleeping is what I think that Chevrolet needed to put some effort and expand the Bolt EV availability faster, especially under the Opel brand in Europe with the Opel Ampera-e.



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Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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4 years ago

Looks like a big new-style micra
Less offensive, but I doubt its a particularly aerodynamically efficient shape

4 years ago

I hope it is just a facelifted stop gap 2018 2019 leaf and that the second generation will look much better…

4 years ago

Damm, thats a big news!! There it is… I heared from a dealer two days ago that the new Leaf is not far away, Nissan changed their plans and will skipps the 2017 Leaf with bigger battery to the 2018 Leaf coming sooner!

4 years ago

Looks like a facelifted pulsar.

4 years ago

Maybe it gets CCS AND CHAdeMO 😉

4 years ago

Also worried about the aerodynamics of this car. I’d wait for the updated Hyundai ioniq with larger battery instead. Ioniq is an awesome car!

4 years ago
Reply to  Apkungen

Thats why i sold my brand new ZOE Q90 41 kWh already and ordered a new Hyundai IONIQ.
IMHO it is the much better package in terms of price, quality and functionality…

4 years ago
Reply to  Apkungen

Ioniq is uncomfortable flat and has a crippled rear.