Nissan has begun what will be an ongoing campaign to provide images and information about the upcoming next-gen Leaf EV that will be released throughout the summer prior to the car’s full reveal later this year. The first photo of the all-new 2018 Leaf shows its more stylish and efficient LED headlamps. Spy shots of heavily camouflaged cars indicate these news lamps will be affixed to a fairly well-styled hatchback body that reflects a mix of current Nissan production cues as well as a few touches borrowed from the IDS Concept car that was presented at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show.

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While no additional factoids about the upcoming Leaf were offered, the automaker has previously made no secret of its intent to ensure the next-generation of its all-electric car would have significantly greater range than the current model. Given the new Chevrolet Bolt EV arrived on the scene recently boasting a 238-mile per-charge range, it’s safe to assume that Nissan will ensure at least one version of the new Leaf will be able to run somewhere beyond 200 miles on a single charge, and possibly even push the 250 mile benchmark. It’s also expected to be fitted with a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, ala the IDS Concept. We’ll know soon enough. 

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