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With Production Started in Europe, All-New Nissan LEAF Will Be Ready to Go in February

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2018 Nissan LEAF Exterior

2018 Nissan LEAF

It’s official —production of the next-generation electric vehicle is humming along at the Sunderland, UK, manufacturing plant, which means European customers have only a couple months to wait until the all-new Nissan LEAF is available for purchase.

As the world’s most popular and best-selling EV, the innovative LEAF exemplifies Nissan’s award-winning concept of Intelligent Mobility, and according to Nissan, the next-generation Nissan Leaf will deliver drivers a superior range and enhanced connectivity as well as advanced driver assistance systems and captivating style.

The advancements of the all-new LEAF are already gaining acclaim and awards. At the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) last month, the EV took home the Consumer Technology Association’s distinctions as Honoree for Tech for a Better World and the Best of Innovation Award for Self-Driving Technology and Vehicle Intelligence.

In addition to the increased range of 378 km on a single charge, the all-new LEAF will be equipped with the e-Pedal, “which allows  drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop the car by simply increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator, providing more control and taking the stress out of driving. E-pedal can hold the stop even downhill, and is made accessible as standard from entry grade,” reports Nissan.

The next-generation LEAF will also feature ProPILOT technology, which intuitively monitors space between the vehicle in front as well as assists drivers with staying properly aligned in their lanes, and ProPILOT Park, which gives drivers easy and complete parking assistance.

“This full auto-parking feature combines advanced image processing technology using four high-resolution cameras and information from 12 ultrasonic sensors around the car to guide the vehicle into a space,” reports Nissan.

Since 2011, the Nissan LEAF has resulted in approximately 85,000 units sold in Europe, according to Nissan.