On General Motor’s upcoming 200 mile, Chevrolet Bolt EV (full details/specs from NAIAS reveal here), and how Nissan will react with the LEAF and its timeline (from 27:30) Ghosn: “Obviously, the LEAF is going to go though a lot of transformation. First we announced more autonomy, more range. But there is going to be a new LEAF coming. We didn’t the leadership of electric car to abandon it. We are going to be fighting for it, we are going to continue to develop cars. But we would like to make announcement just before the cars come and not a long time before. So you are going to see us coming with products, with technologies, with enhancements, with reduction of costs and (more range).”
As Ghosn touched on, Nissan can’t exactly show the next generation LEAF as the same way GM can currently show the Bolt EV, as the Japanese company still needs to sell the current model for the next year+.
Still, we could not help but notice the huge images of the 60 kWh/200 mile IDS Concept surrounding the room the CEO was speaking in – practically screaming “look at me, I am coming” to those who would listen.
Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn Says He Can’t Yet Talk About The Next Gen LEAF For Sake Of Current Car … ironically in front of a HUGE teaser for the next LEAF in the form of the 60 kWh/200 mile IDS Concept