Despite the new generation of this all-electric car was introduced just recently, the 2020 Nissan Leaf is about to come with novelties as well. The popular model has been around for a year and it is one of the most popular vehicles in its class.
The recent redesign has brought a lot of improvements, so the Leaf is now not just an economical and environment-friendly vehicle, but also a car that is quite interesting to drive. The 2020 Nissan Leaf will come a little bit more than a year since the redesign. However, it will also bring a couple of interesting changes. We are about to see a new, long-range version.
- Good driving dynamics
- Solid cargo volume
- Excellent range
- Above average mpg-e
- Subpar interior quality
In terms of the styling and overall design, the 2020 Nissan Leaf definitely won’t change. The popular electric car came completely redesigned last year. It has brought a completely new look but more importantly, lots of improvements in terms of mechanics and electrics.
The new model doesn’t just look better, but also delivers much better ride quality. First of all, the suspension setup is much better, so you can count handling that is pretty much on par with conventional cars. Also, the new model is more comfortable and practical.
Development and production of electric cars are more expensive, compared to cars with internal-combustion engines. Therefore, the most logical way to keep competitive price is to save on interior quality. Therefore, the 2020 Nissan Leaf won’t be able to compete with common cars in terms of cabin refinement and similar things.
On the other side, this cabin is pretty functional. Seats are comfortable, while the sound insulation is pretty good. Rear seats could be tight to some, but this is pretty much a typical issue for the segment. Still, the cargo area is pretty spacious and functional.
As we already mentioned, the biggest novelty for the next year will be a new long-range version. The current model comes with a 150-hp electric motor and a 40-kWh battery pack. Even this setup provides better range compared to closest rivals like Hyundai Ioniq Electric and VW e-Golf.
With a new, bigger battery, the 2020 Nissan Leaf will feature much longer range, probably between 250 and 300 miles, which is comparable with models like Chevrolet Bolt and even more expensive Tesla Model 3. This version will also come with a 150-hp electric motor.
2020 Nissan Leaf Release Date and Price
The 2020 Nissan Leaf is expected to arrive sometime in the second half of the year. We still don’t know the price of new long-range version, while standard models will continue in the same tag that goes around $30,000.
March 3, 2019