The 2015 Nissan LEAF is a hybrid with nice specs, decent equipment and very appealing appearance. The new model will differ its predecessor in some small details, but we can say that this redesign will bring big or significant changes. The new model will keep its former look, which is very distinctive and attractive, and it will also add more body colors and equipment to the standard package. As for the powertrain, on the other hand, it will remain unchanged. This means that the rumors about the improved performance or more enduring batteries aren’t true. Nevertheless, such changes are scheduled for the 2016 model, when the LEAF will get a full redesign in order to stay competent in its market segment. Another great thing about the next year’s model is the fact it will probably cost less, but let’s not rush things and wait for its arrival. Until then, let’s take a look at the 2015 Nissan LEAF.
2015 Nissan LEAF Upgrades — Exterior, Interior And Trims
The 2015 Nissan LEAF will have some minor upgrades and improvements. It will offer one new body color, called MorningSky Blue, which will replace the old Blue Ocean. It will offer all other colors it did so far: Super Black, Gun Metallic, Pearl White, Glacier White and Cayenne Red. In addition, all trim level now come with the cruise control as part of the standard equipment, while those more advanced and expensive trims, such as SV and SL will offer even more, like hands-free text messaging assist and Voice Destination Entry. Since these changes don’t seem important at all, the manufacturer might consider reducing the price. There have been no official reports on this matter, but given the fact that all the other car manufacturers have improved their model in a more significant matter, and that the Japanese have reduced their prices, this comes as a logical thing to assume it would happen. After all, the Nissan must offer something new if it hopes to make any sales.
2015 Nissan LEAF Powertrain — Driving Range Improvements?
The 2015 Nissan LEAF is really in for a battle. Its market segment is constantly getting updated in many ways, from comfort and equipment offered, to the quality of the powertrain to the driving range and horsepower. Recently, most of the other models have improved their batteries capacities and lowered the prices. With this in mind, and knowing that the 2015 model won’t make much of a change, we expect the 2016, or 2017 in the worst case, to improve all these things. One of the possible answers to the question why the 2015 LEAF didn’t have any of the aforementioned improved could be the fact that the company is still trying to find the way of improving the vehicle while keeping the price at its current post. To do that, they might need some more time, but there have been some rumors which say that the 2016 Nissan LEAF will have a driving range of 135 miles or more. If they could make this happen without a drastic rise of the price, then the next model of the famous green car is going to be a true treat on the market.