How do you follow one of the best-selling electric cars on the market? With a refined upgrade that doesn’t stray too far from an equation that works. That’s Nissan’s plan with the 2018 Leaf, anyway, the all-new version of its all-electric car.
Range is now up to 150 miles, while horsepower rises to 147 HP and torque climbs to 236 lb-ft. ProPILOT Assist is added, for semi-autonomous driving on certain road types. A new “e-Pedal” allows for single-pedal driving.
On the outside, it’s a more noticeable design than the outgoing car, though still fairly conservative. Inside there’s a 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Down the line, meanwhile, Nissan says there’ll be a version of the 2019 Leaf with higher power and greater range, though we’ll have to wait until next year to see it.