Nissan gives a glimpse of new LEAF interior with ProPilot autonomous drive

The most highly anticipated new electric car of 2017 is latest Nissan LEAF.  Launched back in 2010, the compact family EV kick started the electric revolution, becoming a top seller with over 250,000 units sold, 20,000 of which are in the UK.

New Nissan LEAF Head light
Teaser shot shared on Social Media by Nissan Europe
Set for a launch in mid September, very little is known about the new model, other than various spy shots and a single photograph of a headlight, with Nissan teasing that “Amazing things are worth waiting for”.

Nissan traditionally never comment on new product developments, yet this time one detail confirmed is that the new LEAF will feature Nissan’s ‘ProPILOT’ technology.  Enabling autonomous drive functionality in single-lane highway driving, operated at the touch of a single button.  ProPILOT will control the steering, acceleration and braking in a single lane on the highway, assisting drivers during heavy traffic congestion or during long commutes.

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 make driving safer and more enjoyable.

New Nissan LEAF interior 2017
Nissan LEAF interior is set to be a mild refresh of the current model
ProPILOT technology forms an integral part of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s blueprint for transforming how cars are driven, powered and integrated into society.

Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe said:

“The ultimate embodiment of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the new Nissan LEAF will be the most advanced, accessible EV on the market, today. Adding ground-breaking ProPILOT technology to the new Nissan LEAF will prove invaluable in unlocking many of the benefits of electric vehicles, creating less congested, cleaner cities for future generations.”

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