2018 Nissan Leaf ProPilot Assist Teased, Coming Out To Be The Best EV In The World

Jun 23, 2017 07:14 AM EDT | Gerone Trish


The official teaser clip for the 2018 Nissan Leaf has just been released. The new electric vehicle comes with the ProPilot assist feature, which will turn the car into a self-driving vehicle. Will it become the best EV in the world?

Nissan took to its official YouTube account a teaser video previewing the ProPilot assist feature of the upcoming 2018 Leaf. The clip did not reveal the final design of the new model and just discussed the functions of the high-technology feature.

In one click, the ProPilot assist will turn the new Leaf into a self-driving car. It will enable the vehicle to move in a single lane and control the steering by itself. It also takes charge of the acceleration and braking of the autonomous vehicle.

The clip boasts that the new ProPilot assist gives a helping hand to the driver. It helps keep the car on the right path.

Aside from the ProPilot assist feature, another chunk of detail has been unveiled in the teaser video. A quick glimpse of the steering wheel was flashed as well. It was revealed that the ProPilot assist button can be found on the steering wheel.

In another report, spy photos have revealed the cabin of the new Leaf. The latest digital display, switchgear, and infotainment system were spotted.

Meanwhile, the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf is expected to come out with better performance. Nissan senior vice president and chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura told AutoExpress, "We will have a full model change of Leaf before the end of this decade." Nakamura also teased that they are set to offer better range and specified that "250km is not the maximum."

The senior vice president also mentioned that the new Leaf will not have a futuristic design. "We make it look a little bit more mainstream because we want to grow the number," Nakamura said. 

Nissan has not confirmed the official launch of the 2018 Nissan Leaf. The new hatch is speculated to be launched later this year.

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