Future Nissan EV lineup contains Leaf sequel

A next-generation Nissan Leaf is amongst three new EVs just lately previewed to sellers, in keeping with an Automotive News report revealed 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 had been reportedly informed. For the U.S., that may embrace the brand new Leaf, an electrical sedan that would exchange the Maxima, and a crossover based mostly on the identical CMF-EV platform because the Nissan Ariya, in keeping with the report, which cited nameless sources accustomed to 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 seller who requested to not be recognized informed 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 will probably be an enormous shift from the present Leaf, it is possible the identify will carry over. In a 2021 interview with Inexperienced Automobile Stories, Alfonso Albaisa, Nissan senior vice chairman for international design, known as the Leaf an icon, and mentioned Nissan understands the worth of the nameplate and wouldn’t discard it.

The electrical Maxima alternative 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 based mostly on the Nissan IMs idea first proven in 2019. A raised trip peak gave the IMs a kind issue just like the present Toyota Crown, a hybrid that changed the present Maxima’s important 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 exhibits the platform can accommodate styling far totally different than the Ariya’s.

Nissan Arizon concept

Nissan Arizon idea

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

Nissan now sees 55% of its international 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 potential of hybrid vehicles.