Nissan Teases Inside 2018 LEAF, New EV To Arrive With ProPilot Assist

Ruben Hill
June 23, 2017

Gareth Dunsmore, director of electric vehicles at Nissan Europe, said: "Adding ground-breaking ProPilot technology to the new Nissan Leaf will prove invaluable in unlocking numerous benefits of electric vehicles, creating less congested, cleaner cities for future generations".

The new Nissan Leaf with ProPILOT technology is coming soon. However, will that be enough to set it apart in an increasingly crowded marketplace?

ProPilot Assist will help drivers stay in their lane by accelerating, braking and steering without any human input.

All of which, according to Gareth Dunsmore, the company's Director of Electric Vehicles for Europe, means: "The new Nissan Leaf will be the most advanced, accessible EV on the market".

The model's best year in Australia was 2013 when local dealers managed 188 LEAF sales. This summer will see the Tesla Model 3 finally hit the road with a US$35,000 (RM150,115) price tag and a 215-mile+ (364km) range between charges.

We hear a choice of battery packs will be offered, just like in the Tesla electric vehicle range; the highest capacity is said to be rated at 60kWh (double that in the rangiest Leaf) and it will be compatible with the latest high-speed charging stations.

The next-generation Nissan Leaf is due out later this year.

Autopilot matches ProPilot's ability to automatically keep the vehicle in its lane, but can also "self-park when near a parking spot and do canny emergency braking" - functions Nissan's system does not appear to be capable of doing.

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