Japanese auto giant Nissan is working on the third generation of its Leaf electric vehicle. The new Nissan Leaf is waiting for a total redesign – the legendary hatchback will turn into a crossover, and this is the official information.
The European boss of Nissan Guillaume Cartier said in an interview with Autocar that the Nissan Leaf will become a crossover. He promised that the next generation will debut by 2025. This means that a new model is most likely already in development.
It is known that the new Nissan Leaf will be built on the CMF-EV platform developed by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance. It will share the platform with another electric crossover, the Nissan Ariya. The Nissan Leaf’s body style change from hatchback to crossover will be part of the company’s plan to invest £ 1 billion in a plant in Sunderland, UK. It is there that the new electric Nissan Leaf will be produced. And now Nissan Juke, Qashqai and the current generation of Leaf are produced there. The characteristics of Nissan’s new electric crossover are still unknown. We can only hope that the automaker will reveal new details in the near future.
It’s worth noting that Nissan, like many other auto brands, is betting heavily on electric vehicles and plans to electrify its entire lineup. One of the company’s main goals is that by 2030, 80% of Nissan’s car sales worldwide will be from electric models.