Nissan Leaf 2018 officially announced to arrive in India soon

Jun 13, 2018 | Same topic: Auto industry: Latest updates
The all-new Nissan Leaf 2018 will have a high price tag due to heavy import duties.

Nissan had mentioned the arrival of the heated-up Nissan Leaf in the Indian market since 2009. And now, the long-awaited Nissan Leaf 2018 has been officially announced to put its first footprint in India, well, in March 2019!

The Nissan Leaf is proud to be the top-selling EV in the world since its global launch. Up to now, the hottest EV has been in a total of 51 countries worldwide. In the near future, the EV will be launched in Thailand, Colombia, Hong Kong, Argentina, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Brazil, Ecuador, Malaysia, Singapore, Chile, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Uruguay and India.

Nissan Leaf 2018 angular front

The long-awaited Nissan Leaf 2018 has been officially announced to put its first footprint in India in March 2019

Up to now, the hottest EV has been in a total of 51 countries worldwide

According to Mr. Thomas Kuehl - Nissan Present in India, the Nissan Leaf 2018 would not be sold with a large number in the market. According to the latest car news, Nissan is working on the EV, a series of prototypes will be imported to go through test drives, taking place in Chennai.

In addition, the Leaf’s assembling will not be operated in India but UK, USA and Japan. It is expected that the Indian-spec Nissan Leaf 2018 will be imported from Japan. The battery-powered hatchback will have a high price tag due to heavy import duties.

The 2nd-gen Nissan Leaf measures 4,480 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, and 1,540 mm high, along with a 150 mm ground clearance and a 2,700 mm wheelbase.

Nissan Leaf 2018 side view

The 2nd-gen Nissan Leaf measures 4,480 mm long, 1,790 mm wide, and 1,540 mm high

It is expected that the Indian-spec Leaf will be imported from Japan

Under the hood, it is powered by an upgraded variant of the all-new EM57 electric engine which is capable of cranking out 148 hp and 320 Nm of torque. It is combined with a standard 40 kWh Lithium-ion battery which needs 8 hours (for a 6 kW charger) and 16 hours (for a 3 kW charger) to get a full charge.

Speaking of the Nissan Leaf 2018’s technologies, the package includes the ProPILOT Park tech for automatic parking, the ProPILOT tech for the single-lane automatic drive on the expressways and the e-Pedal allowing the motorist to start, decelerate, stop and accelerate by applying only the accelerator pedal.

Nissan Leaf 2018 angular rear

Under the hood, it is powered by an upgraded variant of the all-new EM57 electric engine

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