Through the camouflage cladding, it’s possible to see the new Nissan family face at the front, with Juke-like V-shaped taillight clusters at the rear. The boot lid also takes a more conventional shape than the current car's, too.
We already know that the new Leaf could have a range of up to 340 miles thanks to battery pack options, the largest of which could double the 30kWh lithium ion pack found in the highest-spec version of the current model.
The current Leaf in 30kWh form has a claimed range of 155 miles. This could still be offered on the new model as a lower-spec car, as the company takes a Tesla-like approach to EVs, in offering a range of capacities; higher-range cars topping the Leaf lineup.
CEO Carlos Ghosn also confirmed at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that the next Leaf will be offered with Propilot technology, allowing full single-lane autonomy.
Nissan’s chief designer also revealed Nissan’s plan for a second electric model, but stopped short of revealing which body type it would take, instead stating that electric saloon and SUV models were easier to produce than a sports car.