The other day we talked about the new Nissan LEAF , a pure electric ready to become in its own right in the town electric thanks to a less ostentatious bet than the already popular Tesla Model 3 . They are so convinced of their success in the Japanese brand that they have already announced that it will be only their spearhead.
With seven years of commercial life behind it and the achievement of being the most sold electric in the world, the LEAF is more than a necessary renewal: it is a qualitative and quantitative step forward that will be used as a platform for The creation of new electric models .
Nissan Terra, the first electric SUV based on LEAF 2018
The refurbished Nissan LEAF will be unveiled for the first time on September 6 to be subsequently shown in partnership at the Frankfurt Motor Show. From then on it will only be a matter of time before we begin to see how new electric models land in the Japanese brand catalog.
Actually the idea is not new. Nissan already introduced several years ago several prototypes of electric cars that could be built with the platform of the old LEAF, but before a market of the little ripe electrical would not have dared. Now it’s not that the market is going to rocket, but it would be a good time for the LEAF platform to be designed to accommodate other models on a promising basis.
Do we bet on the first one? How about an SUV, electric Juke roll? Everything indicates that this would be the first derivation of the new LEAF, a futuristic Nissan Terra whose name would have already been registered by the brand in some Asian markets and which coincidentally coincides with the name of the first prototype compact electric SUV presented by the brand There by 2012 in the Paris Salon , although by then it was powered by hydrogen.
Beyond the relevant aesthetic modifications in terms of bodywork and suspensions, the futurible Terra will share the entire mechanical base with the new generation of LEAF, which will debut a new package of lithium-ion batteries with an interesting extended range beyond 300 Km in real use . And best of all, reasonably priced.