Nissan has teased what could be a precursor to the next gen Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. The teaser shows a darkened image of a full size hatchback concept (it could also be a compact crossover) with instantly recognizable Nissan design elements such as a V-Motion grille and boomerang shaped LED daytime running lights.
Closer observation also reveals blue honeycomb meshing for the front grille, heavily contoured bonnet, flared wheel arches, twin-spoke alloy wheels, illuminated waistline, contrast colored roof and pillars, and the trademark “Zero Emission” badge on the right fender.
More details will be available next week when the concept makes its world premiere on October 28 (media day) at the Tokyo Motor Show 2015. Earlier media reports suggested that the next gen Leaf would incorporate more safety systems and an improved pure electric drive train.
The upcoming version of the electric premium hatchback which is due for 2017 is expected to employ next generation batteries to stretch its range from the current 250 km to an impressive 400 km. One could also expect the electric motor to offer more power.
The Nissan Leaf has been one of the most practical pure electric family cars on sale. With an improved range and enhanced safety systems, the next gen model would be looking to gain even better acceptance globally.