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Published on June 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre


Nissan Teases Refreshed Leaf Again (Video)

June 24th, 2017 by  

The refreshed Nissan Leaf EV has been teased yet again, with another glimpse from the company of what we can expect when the rapidly approaching launch of the new Leaf arrives in a few months.

As we’ve reported previously, numerous times, the new Nissan Leaf EV will feature the company’s semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist features — which will allow for fully autonomous single-lane travel on divided highways.

While such a feature is of course not comparable to full autonomy, it’s probably where much of the initial interest in self-driving features is — a couple of hours of driving on the highway can be pretty monotonous, so it seems likely that consumers will embrace a means of avoiding that as soon as possible.

Here’s the new teaser from Nissan:

The press release provides a bit more: “ProPILOT Assist supports drivers by helping control acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane driving on the highway.

“In the coming years, Nissan’s ProPILOT technology will offer increasing levels of autonomy, with the system eventually able to navigate city intersections. Set to help make driving more secure and more enjoyable, ProPILOT Assist is part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.”

As noted above, the launch of the new refreshed Nissan Leaf will be in only a few months now. The new and improved Leaf will possess a greatly improved range and an altered appearance — which will seemingly make the model more “conventional” looking.

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James Ayre's background is predominantly in geopolitics and history, but he has an obsessive interest in pretty much everything. After an early life spent in the Imperial Free City of Dortmund, James followed the river Ruhr to Cofbuokheim, where he attended the University of Astnide. And where he also briefly considered entering the coal mining business. He currently writes for a living, on a broad variety of subjects, ranging from science, to politics, to military history, to renewable energy.

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