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Say goodbye to the low-range Nissan Leaf of yore.
A new 40-kWh battery pack boosts range to 150 miles, much better than the old one's 107-mile maximum.
A long-range version with "at least 225 miles" of range will be coming in the future, too.
The Leaf's electric motor puts out 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, a big improvement over the old model's 107/187 output.
Charging time on a 6-kW unit is about 8 hours, and an 80% charge takes just 40 minutes if you're using fast charging.
If you're stuck on a basic 3-kW setup, expect to wait 16 hours.
The center stack is dominated by a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system on SV and SL models, with the latter incorporating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Base models will have to make do with a 6.0-inch touchscreen and fewer features, including no embedded cellular connection for telematics features.
A new app is coming, too, to help manage off-peak charge times, precool or preheat the cabin, and manage other preferences.
When it goes on sale, the 2018 Nissan Leaf will start at $29,900 plus $885 for delivery -- that's actually cheaper than before.
Nissan has sold over 112,000 Leaf compacts in the US and over 283,000 globally. The US is the Leaf's #1 market.
Despite a less-audacious appearance, the 2018 Leaf has a better coefficient of drag at just 0.28.
In the US, the Leaf will be offered in eight paint colors, including a single two-tone finish, white with a blacked-out roof.
The Leaf's cargo hold offers 23.6 cubic of space.
The 5-passenger Leaf weighs between 3,433 and 3,508 pounds.
17-inch alloy wheels come on SV and SL models, while base S cars make do with 16-inch steelies with wheel covers.
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