Nissan autonomous EV concept teaser

Nissan teases new EV concept for 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

October 25, 2015

Nissan is bringing a new electric concept car at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show this week. The company has released the first teaser of this concept car, saying not much, except that it is “the future vision of car intelligence and electrification”. The company’s statement strongly hints that this concept car will preview the second generation 2017 Nissan Leaf.

The concept’s design seems to be inspired by the Nissan Sway concept that was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March and is said to evolve into the fifth generation Nissan Micra.

Second generation Nissan Leaf prototype

To recap, two Nissan Leaf prototypes were displayed at the company’s 116th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in Japan. One (pictured above) of these was the prototype of the next-gen Leaf, while the other (pictured below) featured the latest versions autonomous hardware and software development. The new concept to be unveiled in Tokyo this month could be a combination of the two, wearing an entirely new skin that would inspire the design of the all-new Leaf EV.

Nissan Leaf Autonomous Drive prototype

Providing further evidence that this concept is for the next-gen 2017 Nissan Leaf, is a report released in September that said that the completely redesigned model will be unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show in October. According to this report, Nissan will take some time to bring the production version to the market, and in the meantime, the current model will be revised for increasing the driving range to 300 km.

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