The 2017 Nissan Leaf will be improved in various aspects. Its style will be altered and adjusted to the general audience, reflecting the manufacturer’s intention to shrink the gap between the conventional vehicles and the electric vehicles. There will be some interior changes, but the most important improvement of the 2017 Nissan Leaf will be its powertrain. There will be this one version whose drive range will be amazing. Since the 2017 Leaf will remain a compact five-door hatchback it couldn’t be compared with the Tesla Model S, but having in mind the price of the new Leaf, this car could be a competitor to the Model S. Keeping its traditional affordable price and improving the 2017 Leaf could improve the sales of this EV. The Leaf is already the most popular EV, but with further improvements, this vehicle could become a milestone in the EV history.
2017 Nissan Leaf Changes: Conventional Exterior Sends Message
The exterior of the 2017 Nissan Leaf will be pretty conservative. A conservative appearance is pretty unusual in the EV world. The manufacturers always insisted on how advanced EVs are and how superb the electric technology is, so the exterior of a EV was granted to be futuristic. The 2017 Leaf won’t be like that. This particular model will be more calm and conventional. Its front fascia will share some of the basic design elements with other cars from the Nissan lineup. This decision has a foundation in the Leaf’s powertrain. With drastically improved powertrain and drive range, owning an EV like this is almost the same as owning a conventional car. Since there’s no significant difference in usage (despite the fact that the 2017 Leaf is a green car), the exterior of this vehicle should be more common.
Powertrain & Impressive Drive Range
The 2017 Nissan Leaf will have several different versions with different battery packs. The top-notch version will have a battery pack which will be able to provide drive range of stunning 186 miles. Currently, the Leaf is able to travel 85 miles without a recharge. This impressive feature will open the door of the EV market segment to the people who doubted that an EV can fulfill their needs. The most of the people find drive range of 186 miles more than enough for everyday use. Of course, there will be other versions with battery packs whose capacity isn’t this great, but those models will be offered with suitable pricing. The 2017 Nissan Leaf might be a really revolutionary electric vehicle, whose impact will be seen in the future, since it could attract a lot of drivers who were skeptical about everything connected to the green cars and electric vehicles.
2017 Nissan Leaf Price & Release
Driving an EV 186 miles without an interruption has its price. Fortunately, it’s pretty reasonable. The price of the 2017 Nissan Leaf with this stunning drive range is estimated to approximately $29,000. This is the most expensive version. The other ones are more affordable, but they, nevertheless, are coming with impressive features. The rumors claim that the 2017 Nissan Leaf will be released sometime in 2016 as a 2017 model, but its exact release date isn’t known yet.