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2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Wed, 06 Sep 2017, 22:07
by jonescg
I like it. It's got all the right numbers (including the prospective price) and is a genuine competitor to the Tesla Model 3.
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In short -
400 km range on the Japanese drive cycle (which is lots of 40-50 km/h, and not much highway)
240 km range under most other test regimes (like EPA and EU)
200 km range fully loaded at 110 km/h (my guess)

40 kWh battery with a 60 kWh battery version due in 2019
6.6 kW onboard charger (single phase, so likely type 1)
110 kW at the wheels, 320 Nm of torque
Lots of regen (aka 'e-pedal')
5 seats, lots of boot space
~AUD$42,000 including GST and onroads (my guess based on quoted figures)

Manufacture on the assembly line:

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Thu, 07 Sep 2017, 00:11
by rhills
Be great if it gets here before 2020, in reasonable numbers and at a price that doesn't send everyone away screaming! Is there anything more substantial than a nod and a wink to suggest it will get to Oz? And of course the fact that Nissan have already sold Leafs here (kind of).

With that sort of range, I'll certainly look at it very closely when it gets here, especially if they can get the price down to the low 40K (or even high 30K).

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Thu, 07 Sep 2017, 09:12
by jonescg
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Yes, but not sure when, or how much. Or what spec. Or anything... sigh.

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Thu, 07 Sep 2017, 12:24
by Richo
Well it's an upgrade from looking like a cat fish.
But now it's half Maxima and half C30.
TBH I think they would have been better off shoving all that in the Maxima.
Specs are nice tho.

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Fri, 08 Sep 2017, 00:33
by mikedufty
Looks like they put the extra batteries in front of the front wheels, sticks out a long way. Or maybe my perspective is warped by having an i-MiEV.

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Sat, 09 Sep 2017, 22:43
by Chuq
My question is what charge connectors will they have in Australia?

It's easy enough for them to say "we'll use the same ones as the old Leaf" but that's not necessarily the best choice going forward in Australia, with Tesla, Renault using Type 2 and the Ioniq yet to be seen (but there's a good chance they'll use the same as NZ).

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Sun, 10 Sep 2017, 09:33
by jonescg
Richo wrote:
Thu, 07 Sep 2017, 12:24
Well it's an upgrade from looking like a cat fish.
Seen the latest Pulsars? They look exactly like the 2012 Leaf! Progress I guess.
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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Mon, 11 Sep 2017, 12:27
by Richo
A cold shiver just went up my spine...

There is sooo many brilliant ppl in the world and this is the best they can do?!?
Welcome to mediocrity.
Cheaper to re# than create.

I think the problem is the Nissan automotive designers sit high atop a skyscraper in the middle of Tokyo removed from the real world.
Send 'em out around the world for a few months to get back in touch with the rest of us.

On the plus side my Grandma likes it...

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Mon, 11 Sep 2017, 12:29
by Richo
All I see is future batteries for conversions :lol:

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 09:24
by Rusdy
jonescg wrote:
Sun, 10 Sep 2017, 09:33

Seen the latest Pulsars? They look exactly like the 2012 Leaf! Progress I guess.
Oh, come on, if you look long and hard enough, it eventually looking similar to this:

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Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Tue, 12 Sep 2017, 12:16
by Richo
Yeah given that is mostly outer skin cosmetic changes and would barely be a price change why didn't they build that?

I'll tell you why - my grandma doesn't like it :lol:

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Tue, 26 Sep 2017, 07:47
by lesmando
You can register your interest for the new LEAF on Nissan's website

http://www.nissan.com.au/Forms/2017-Lea ... r-interest

Re: 2018 Nissan Leaf!

Posted: Thu, 26 Oct 2017, 15:39
by evseaustralia
It looks like a nice car...not going to set the world on fire with those looks, but a solid city car. Would like to see a bit more edge in the design through to make them more desirable.