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Published on October 17th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan


New Nissan LEAF Coming Early In 2018, Reserve Now & Receive Special Gift (Nissan Pushing LEAF)

October 17th, 2017 by  

It’s that time of the year, and the offers are rolling in. The 2018 Nissan LEAF is decidedly different from what we have seen in earlier years — not only the specs, but also the design is dynamically changed. I love the old models. Still, I can’t wait to sit inside one of the “Simply Amazing” 2018 LEAFs and compare. Nissan is advertising the car more heavily now, including sending e-blasts to those of us signed up for Nissan newsletters. One we got today read: RESERVE NOW | $29,990 STARTING MSRP AFTER TAX CREDIT AS LOW AS $22,490 ON A QUALIFIED LEAF.

Think they’re excited?

The offer via the next segment of the email: “The only thing that could make the simply amazing all-new Nissan LEAF* even more enticing is the opportunity to receive an exciting gift with qualified purchase. Choose a GoPro HERO5 Black, an Apple Watch Series 3 or a Nest and Google Home Bundle.

Those extras are sweet, yes, and “reserving the all-new 2018 LEAF has never been easier. Just fill out and submit the form provided, or configure your LEAF and submit your build.” If you reserve by January 22, 2018, and purchase a 2018 LEAF by May 15, 2018, you can receive the exclusive gift.

By signing up or submitting a reservation through the website, don’t worry, you aren’t committed/required to purchase a car. But that will put the Nissan sales staff on you. “After you submit the form, your Nissan dealer will contact you within 3 days (may exclude weekends and holidays) to assist you with your online request.”

What may interest you as well are the freshest features on the 2018 LEAF.

Here’s a comprehensive description Kyle Field outlined for an earlier CleanTechnica post on ProPILOT:

“ProPILOT Assist is Nissan’s implementation of one of my favorite autonomous driving technologies — Traffic Aware Cruise Control (TACC) — which allows the driver to set the cruise control speed and adjusts dynamically to traffic conditions as they change around the vehicle. If the driver in front of the vehicle slows down quickly, ProPILOT will accordingly decrease the speed of the vehicle to maintain a preset buffer distance (or time), set by the driver.

“Nissan pushed beyond mere intelligent cruise control with the ability to actually steer the vehicle, keeping it centered in the lane. The combination of these two technologies will make freeway driving much less stressful as the driver hands over control to ProPILOT.”

And then there’s the new Nissan LEAF e-Pedal.

With better inherent control, thanks to e-Pedal, drivers will enjoy the winding road with more ease. Nissan claims that e-Pedal makes it possible for drivers to cover 90% of their driving needs without shifting from pedal to pedal. In city commutes and heavy traffic, drivers will find a simpler drive — conventional braking will be used just for aggressive/urgent situations.

“The e-Pedal technology represents another key milestone in Nissan’s ongoing commitment to bring accessible, advanced driver assistance technologies to the mainstream. Set to make driving safer and more enjoyable, the development of these technologies is part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.”

Build a Nissan LEAF today if you feel inspired.

Related Stories:

2018 Nissan LEAF — Winner Or Loser? (+ Reflecting On Our 2015 Scoop About 2018 Nissan LEAF Range)

Nissan Unveils Redesigned 2018 Nissan LEAF With 240–400 km Range & ProPilot Autonomous Driving Features

Tesla Keeps Crushing, Chevy Bolt Keeps Climbing, Nissan LEAF Hangs In (US Electric Sales Report)

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About the Author

Cynthia Shahan started writing by doing research as a social cultural and sometimes medical anthropology thinker. She studied and practiced both Waldorf education, and Montessori education. Eventually becoming an organic farmer, licensed AP, anthropologist, and mother of four unconditionally loving spirits, teachers, and environmentally conscious beings born with spiritual insights and ethics beyond this world. (She was able to advance more in this way led by her children.)

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