The Nissan LEAF was a pioneer in the industry, but its aging has harmed sales significantly. This electric car's third generation hopes to break the pattern by becoming an SUV.
For many years, the Nissan LEAF has served as an inspiration for electric vehicles. Initially introduced in 2010, its two generations have demonstrated that the electric vehicle is completely functioning. However, its replacement will arrive shortly, and Nissan has made a sudden choice on which car will succeed the Nissan LEAF.
We are not implying that the electric compact will disappear from the market since it will not, but instead, Nissan suggests a dramatic transformation. This renewal is requested by a significant fall in sales. In addition, the introduction of newer and more contemporary competitors has led the Nissan LEAF to fall dramatically in the rankings of best-selling electric vehicles.
The Nissan LEAF will become an electric SUV for its third generation, abandoning its present shape. Guillaume Cartier, the head of the Japanese brand in Europe, verified this. However, it's also not surprising because the shift appears reasonably logical given how SUV sales compare to more traditional sectors.
If these plans come to fulfillment, Nissan will essentially be an SUV company, except for the Micra, which appears to be on its way out. The Nissan LEAF should be released as a 100 percent electric version, putting itself at a smaller size and performance level than the Nissan Ariya, which is regarded as the house's flagship.
The CMF-EV platform will be utilized for research and development. The CMF-EV architecture was designed specifically for electric vehicles. It was shown at the end of last year and featured two alternative wheelbases: 2.69 and 2.76 meters, enabling the creation of electric vehicles ranging in length from 4 to 4.7 meters. The new Nissan LEAF should be placed somewhere along with these ranges.
The Japanese company wants to combine cutting-edge electrical systems powered by batteries of various capacities: 40 kWh, 60 kWh, and 87 kWh. It is uncertain how the mechanical range will be made up, but a single motor with up to 160 kW and a direct current recharge power of 130 kW is expected.
Nissan has not yet declared a debut date for the third generation Nissan LEAF, although everyone expects it to arrive around 2025. As a result, the Japanese manufacturer will meet its roadmap, which forecasts that by 2030, sales of 100 percent electric cars will be over 80%. By 2025, the whole range will have been electrified using E-Power technology.
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