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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.

Posted by RoadshowAutos on Monday, October 2, 2017