Nissan iMX Crossover

Nissan IMx Crossover

Production for the IMx is planned for sometime in late 2020-2021. It is currently a concept form from Nissan that is a high-performance electric vehicle.

Nissan claims the concept is powered by two “high-output electric motors” at the front and rear, which will be perfect for enabling all-wheel-drive. The dual motors will have a combined power output of 320 kW and 700 Nm of torque.

Nissan did not specify the capacity but did say the battery pack is ‘high capacity’ with ‘increased energy density’ and enables more than ‘372 miles on a single charge’.

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Nissan Unnamed

Based on a similar platform as the second generation LEAF, Nissan is said to be producing a larger SUV.

While the SUV will likely have a similar battery option to the Leaf (40 kWh and 60 kWh), it will be somewhat larger than the Nissan Qashqai.

In 2018, the IMx concept was introduced, however it was considered to be mostly a proof of concept and will most likely not be the production SUV that comes to the market via Nissan in 2019.

Thought the details are still very vague at this point, a sedan is rumored to be in the making that’s once again based on the Leaf platform.

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Nissan Leaf (Long Range)

Potentially called the E-plus is the longer-range version of the second-generation Nissan Leaf. The battery will be larger; up from 40kWh to 60kWh. The range will also be increased in this hatchback, going from 150 – EPA cycles to 225 miles.

The Nissan Leaf Long Range will start at $36,000 making this an affordable car. It is theorized that it will be released sometime in early 2019.

The long-range Leaf has had a slide leaked that shows how it will measure up against the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt: it’s main two competitors.

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Nissan Leaf (2nd Gen) Hatchback

Nissan Leaf (2nd Gen) Pros & Cons

The Nissan Leaf of 2018 comes with a few upgrades, including an increase in range from 107 miles to 150 miles. It has an upgraded battery that goes from 30 to 40 kWh, and finally, the electric motor has received an upgrade that takes it from 80 to 110 kW.

Not only has the battery and motor been upgraded, but the exterior has been overhauled with a completely new fascia.

Driver Assistance Features:

The ProPilot Assist will now provide some semi-autonomy.
The car will now follow the car ahead at a preset distance.
It will keep the car centered in its lane.
It will allow for the vehicle to complete a complete stop whenever necessary.

This level of autonomy is considered to be hands-on: if the vehicle ever detects that there are no hands on the wheel, it will begin giving a series of alerts to the driver to let them know to put their hands back where they belong.

There are intelligent warnings in place now. The vehicle will let you know of a possible upcoming crash, alert you of potential blind spots, and auto-break when you might accidentally be reversing into something in order to prevent a crash.

While there is still a brake pedal designed for emergency braking, the Leaf now features an e-Pedal. This effectively reduces the foot pedals down to one.

There are now three trims available. There is the base model, which is the Nissan Leaf S, but there is also the SV and the SL. Variations on the names and configurations may vary depending on what country you’re in.

COUNTRY

Japan: Low end is the S, Mid is the X, and High-End is the G.
UK: Low end is the Visia, Mid is the Acenta, and High-End is the Tekna
USA: Low end is the S, Mid is the SV, and High-End is the SL

The Leaf SV (+2,500) comes equipped with 17” aluminum-alloy wheels, a quick charge port, intelligent cruise control, and Apple Carplay /Android Auto.

The Leaf SL (+6,200) comes equipped with all SV features as well as Bose audio, leather seats, LED headlights, Intelligent Around View Monitor, and Blind Spot Warning.

The Nissan Leaf Long Range:

Nissan plans on bringing about a longer range version of Leaf to production and market in 2018, which will include a larger battery pack.

Specifications:

Base price: $29,990
Dest. Charge: $885
Tax Credit: $7,500
Battery Size (kWh): 40
EPA EV Range (mi):  151
Total Range (mi):  151
Top Speed (mph): 90
Peak Power EV (kW): 110
Peak Power ICE (hp): ---
0-6- mph (sec): 7.9
Weight (lbs): 3,433
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Nissan Leaf (1st Gen) Hatchback

Nissan Leaf (1st Gen) Pros & Cons

With over 250,000 units sold worldwide since it’s launch in 2010, the Nissan Leaf is considered the most famous electric vehicle in the world. It is definitely one of the bestselling EVs ever invented.

Upgraded Battery

Though the Nissan Leaf didn’t undergo many changes for 2017, it did get an upgraded battery. The new standard for all trim levels is the 20 kWh, which is up from the 24 kWh which was what the base Leaf had in 2016. Because of this upgraded battery, the Leaf now has an EPA-rated 107 miles of range.

Performance

This year’s model of the Nissan Leaf continues to use an 80 kW (107-horsepower) electric motor, just like the models before it. It has never been known for its performance and this year’s model does not deviate from that.
When driving the Nissan Leaf, you can expect to get up to 60 miles per hour in 10.4 seconds. It has a top rated speed of about 93 miles per hour and is not especially quick. However, the 1870lb-ft of torque makes the Leaf peppy up to about 30 miles per hour.

Charging

The standard onboard charger for the Leaf Model S is a 3.6 kW, however, you can upgrade for an optional extra to a 6.6 kW charger.

It takes around 7 hours to charge the Leaf’s battery to full using the 3.6 kW charger using a 240v Level 2 power source. When using the 6.6 kW charger, this drops down to about 6 hours. If you’re using a 110-120v power source, you can expect to wait at least 20 hours for a full charge.

While only standard on the SV and SL versions, DC fast charging is available on all models. If you decide to use a CHAdeMO charger, you can expect to the Leaf to charge to 80% battery life in just 30 minutes.

The Nissan Connect infotainment system is available when you upgrade to the Leaf SV; it is a 7-inch touchscreen that includes navigation, a heated steering wheel, and heated exterior mirrors. If you want a photovoltaic solar panel on the rear spoiler, leather seats, and auto-dimming rearview mirror, amongst other things, you need to go a step further with the Leaf SL.