This small hatchback has been the best-selling electric vehicle for years and that is for a good reason. The popular model has been praised for its great balance between price and quality. On one side, it is the most affordable electric vehicle around. On the other side, it delivers pretty decent performances, decent range and amount of features. All this seems enough for great sales results, but that’s not where Nissan’s ambitions stop. The next year is about to bring us another important novelty. We are about to see a new version, with extended range that will go over 200 miles. With such feature, the 2020 Nissan Leaf will be able to compete with much more expensive models, that advertise extra-long range as their most notable feature.
Other than that, things should remain pretty much the same. The current generation has been around for a couple of years, so there is no need for bigger changes at the moment.
2020 Nissan Leaf Gets Better Range!
By far, the most important novelty for the 2020 Nissan Leaf is a new version that will feature bigger battery and longer range. The current model comes with a 40-kWh battery pack, which is enough to provide around 150 miles on a single charge. This is already a nice number but the new version will come with a battery pack of 60 kWh, which will provide a max range of more than 200 miles, probably around 220. On the other side, we count on the same electric motor. It delivers 147 horsepower, which is more than enough for such small vehicles. Driving dynamics are great and the Leaf accelerates pretty much effortlessly. The Leaf is a great city vehicle, but it acts well o the highway as well. Also, it is important to notice that handling is pretty good.
2020 Nissan Leaf Redesign
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2020 Nissan Leaf definitely won’t change. From the outside, this model looks like a typical compact hatchback, without many details that would make you think it is an electric car. Its styling is adapted to the brand’s current design language and includes the familiar V-motion grille layout, along with other details that are typical for Nissan’s current lineup.
When it comes to interior design, everything seems pretty functional. The Leaf features two spacious rows of seats, both comfortable enough to comfortably accommodate adult passengers. The second row is also pretty spacious, though the floor hump isn’t very friendly to the middle passengers.
The Leaf is an affordable car, so it seems logical that not all materials feature great quality. Some areas in the cabin feature hard plastics and similar materials, though the general impression seems good.
When it comes to standard equipment, the 2020 Nissan Leaf could come with a couple of novelties, but things will generally remain the same. Therefore, count on the same trim level organization. This means three familiar versions in the offer – S, SV, and SL.
The base S model comes with standard features like steel wheels, automatic headlights, LED taillights, a rear spoiler, keyless entry and start. In terms of tech goodies, there are things like 5-inch central display, Bluetooth, a USB port, and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player and satellite radio.
The SV comes with a bit of upgrade, including things like alloy wheels and foglights, as well as tech goodies like 7-inch touchscreen, navigation, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and many more.
Finally, there is the SL trim, which is highlighted by 360-degree parking camera, leather upholstery, a Bose seven-speaker sound system, and a cargo cover. You can also get ProPilot Assist.
2020 Nissan Leaf Release Date and Price
The 2020 Nissan Leaf will hit the market sometime late in the year. Base models will go around 30.000 dollars.