The all-electric Nissan LEAF made its debut in the United States in December of 2010. Since then, many Americans have realized the benefits of electric cars, most notably saving money on fuel. Now that the LEAF is more than five years old, it is in the process of getting a redesign.
A heavily-camouflaged LEAF was spotted recently in Germany and by the looks of things, the new model will have a more modern design that will take on the V-Motion styling present in much of the Nissan lineup. One of the most notable changes seen in the spy photos is the seemingly larger trunk area with a raised trunk line.
In addition to a new design inside and out, the next-generation Nissan LEAF is expected to incorporate a new 60 kWh battery pack. When fully charged, this should give it a driving range of at least 200 miles. The current range of the 2017 LEAF is an EPA-estimated 107 miles* with its 30 kWh lithium-ion battery.
The updated model is expected to make its official debut this September and go on sale by the end of the year as a 2018 model right here at Santa Cruz Nissan. Want to give electric driving a try before then? Come check out the current Nissan LEAF and take it out for a test drive.
*EPA estimate only. Actual driving range may vary.
The Nissan Midnight Edition spans a wide range of the 2017 Nissan lineup and features black wheels, mirrors, and more to create a vehicle that stands out on the road. Available on the Sentra SR, the Altima SR, the Maxima SR, the Rogue, the Murano, and the Pathfinder, Midnight Edition is available to every kind of driver.
Midnight Edition comes with black alloy wheels in various sizes across the lineup, from 17-inch on the Sentra and Rogue to 20-inch on the Murano and Pathfinder. In addition to the wheels and distinctive black outside mirrors, Midnight Edition comes with a black rear spoiler on most models.
The Altima SR also gets LED headlights and Remote Engine Start and Stop with Intelligent Climate Control, while the Maxima adds a black rear diffuser and all three SUV models get black splash guards. The Rogue and Pathfinder get chrome rear bumper protectors, while the Rogue and Murano are equipped with black roof rails. The Rogue and Pathfinder also add illuminated kick plates.
The Midnight Edition adds sleek design accents and advanced features to every model, so if you’re looking for a package that adds more than just aesthetics, get the Midnight Edition package on your new Nissan.
Since 1983, MotorWeek has been recognizing the best vehicles in the industry with its Drivers’ Choice Awards. Recently, at the Chicago Auto Show, the all-new Nissan Titan earned the Drivers’ Choice Best Pickup Truck award. This is the second year in a row the Titan has earned this award!
These awards are given out to a variety of segments, with each being chosen based on their performance, high-tech features, value, driving experience, and general practicality. In addition, MotorWeek bases its selections off of consumer buying trends and preferences.
MotorWeek Creator and Host John Davis reported, “…Nissan has managed to not just match its domestic and import brand competition in both ruggedness and comfort, but with the XD, fill a gaping market void between tradition Light and Heavy Duty models. Our follow-up award for 2017, however, takes notice that as the Titan lineup fills out, that there will soon be a formidable, powerful, new option for just about every big truck buyer.”
The all-new 2017 Nissan Titan arrives with a bold, new design along with more power and more capabilities. Powering the Titan is a new 5.6-liter Endurance V8 rated at 390 horsepower. Buyers can choose from among five trim levels: S, SV, PRO-4X, SL, and Platinum Reserve.
Come check out the award-winning Nissan Titan at Santa Cruz Nissan today.
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