Earlier this week, Nissan unveiled its second-generation Leaf EV (electric vehicle) with an improved driving range and a lower U.S. $29,990 starting price. The new model features a 150-mi (242-km) driving range, aerodynamic exterior, roomy interior, and advanced technologies including ProPILOT Assist and e-Pedal. It is the first step in the relaunch of Nissan's EV platform and will be followed in model year 2019 with a higher-performance version with increased motor power and battery capacity.
José Muñoz, Chief Performance Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Chairman, Nissan North America, Inc., unveiled the 2018 Nissan Leaf at a media event at Las Vegas' Thomas & Mack Center, following the Leaf's global launch in Tokyo. “The value equation for the new Leaf is even stronger than ever before—beginning with a starting MSRP under $30,000,” said Muñoz. “That's a lower price than the Leaf in the market today and it includes more power, range, and technology—all wrapped in a beautiful new exterior and interior design."