Future Nissan EV lineup consists of Leaf sequel

A next-generation Nissan Leaf is amongst three new EVs not too long ago previewed to sellers, in accordance with an Automotive News report printed Thursday.

The automaker will launch a brand new EV “offensive” round 2025 with the aim of launching 19 all-electric fashions globally by 2030, sellers have been reportedly instructed. For the U.S., that may embrace the brand new Leaf, an electrical sedan that would exchange the Maxima, and a crossover primarily based on the identical CMF-EV platform because the Nissan Ariya, in accordance with the report, which cited nameless sources acquainted with the matter.

The Leaf will reportedly morph from a hatchback right into a crossover coupe and acquire 25% extra vary over the present model. A vendor who requested to not be recognized instructed Automotive Information that the brand new mannequin appears to be like like “a mini-Ariya.” That sounds just like the Nissan Chill-Out idea proven in 2021, when Nissan first introduced its Ambition 2030 electrification plan.

Nissan Chill-Out concept

Nissan Chill-Out idea

Whereas this new mannequin might be an enormous shift from the present Leaf, it is probably the title will carry over. In a 2021 interview with Inexperienced Automobile Studies, Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan senior vice chairman for world design, referred to as the Leaf an icon, and mentioned Nissan understands the worth of the nameplate and wouldn’t discard it.

The electrical Maxima substitute has been all however confirmed. Nissan confirmed the define of sedan in a 2022 announcement of EV manufacturing at its Canton, Mississippi, manufacturing facility, and has since confirmed plans to wind down manufacturing of the present gasoline Maxima. The brand new EV is anticipated to be primarily based on the Nissan IMs idea first proven in 2019. A raised experience peak gave the IMs a type issue much like the present Toyota Crown, a hybrid that changed the present Maxima’s major rival, the Avalon.

Nissan IMs concept

Nissan IMs idea

As for the third mannequin sharing the CMF-EV platform with the Ariya, the Nissan Arizon idea initially unveiled for China reveals the platform can accommodate styling far totally different than the Ariya’s.

Nissan Arizon concept

Nissan Arizon idea

On the vendor assembly, Nissan additionally as soon as once more mentioned bringing its e-Energy series-hybrid know-how to the U.S., in accordance with the report. Nissan has balked to introduce e-Energy, which launched in Japan in 2016, but it surely’s reportedly coming in second half of 2026 in a redesign of the favored Rogue compact crossover.

Nissan now sees 55% of its world combine as “electrified” by 2030, together with EVs and hybrids and is planning accordingly. Earlier this spring it outlined an effort to modularize hybrid and EV elements, and urged the opportunity of hybrid vans.