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Nissan's Leaf Nismo concept coming to Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan wants the Leaf to ditch its ugly-frog persona with its new Leaf Nismo Concept.

The 2018 Nissan Leaf is on the way and with it will be a sportier Nismo version aimed younger buyers, which we'll see at this year's Tokyo Motor Show in a few weeks. 

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Autocar, speaking with design chief Alfonso Albaisa at the Nissan Futures Event, said that Nissan's second-gen EV would have a "racier" look that'll help win over buyers who didn't like the odd looks of the first car. 

A single image of the Leaf Nismo concept is circulating the internet after the event, the concept has a two-tone paint job, more aggressive front end and red accents -- red does mean "sporty" after all. This isn't the first time we've seen Nissan add the Nismo badge to a car to attract younger buyers. Last year at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the company unveiled the 2017 Sentra Nismo, which sports a similar design aesthetic to the Leaf Nismo Concept.

We reached out to Nissan about the Leaf Nismo coming to the United States; the company declined to comment.

The 2018 Leaf debuted last month, and when it hits American streets, it'll have a range of 150 miles, a host of optional driver assist systems and a starting price below $30,000. 

Nissan Leaf Nismo heads to the Tokyo Motor Show

The Nissan Leaf Nismo is coming to the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. http://roadshow.co/UM58Vz

Posted by RoadshowAutos on Monday, October 2, 2017