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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:43 pm
by edatoakrun
DaveinOlyWA wrote:I also saw a test mule charging in Tacoma and I was surprised that the car does appear to be longer than my LEAF. If I had to guess, maybe 6-10" or so?...

How tall is the GEN 2?

Anyone who has the chance, at least try to walk up to the Gen 2 and measure it with your body (unless you have a better method).

Once we know the height, we can more accurately estimate the other dimensions by comparing photos.

Bonus points to whoever parks their LEAF next to a GEN 2 and posts the photos.

edatoakrun wrote:
GetOffYourGas wrote:...shorter (height) and longer (length) would result in the same interior volume with much better aero.

And to me the camo images of the Gen 2, seem to show just that.

You can quantify the benefits in higher efficiency and larger interior volume in the Ioniq, a BEV ~ four inches lower than a LEAF, ~six inches lower than a Bolt (and ~two inches wider than either) in the comparison here:

http://plugincars.com/hyundai-ioniq


BTW, an i-3 is about 1" taller than a gen one LEAF.

Too bad this photo isn't from a better perspective.

DNAinaGoodWay wrote:
...Here's another:

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download/file.php?id=2499&mode=view

Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:38 am
by DaveinOlyWA
Height appears to be the same to me but was so shocked at the difference in length, I have to say I really didn't notice.

Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 12:05 pm
by LeftieBiker
Hopefully the tail has been lengthened enough to provide noticeably more storage space, and the nose is just a little longer.

Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:39 pm
by jdcbomb
It does look a bit longer. Whats the possibility they were able to fit in a third row either like the model S or even a tiny one like the rogue?

Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:08 pm
by LeftieBiker
Why yes, now that you mention it, I think that it IS also a minivan! And do I see hints of AWD? And a REX in the trunk, along with the spare tire??? Maybe!!!

Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:54 am
by NeilBlanchard
DNAinaGoodWay wrote:
DaveinOlyWA wrote:https://www.facebook.com/groups/nissan.leaf.owners.group/permalink/1552608654809970/


great shots of test mule up close.


My favorites:

IMG_6742.JPG


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WAIT - the charging door is NOT the center of the grill? It is essentially the same shape - but up on the front of the hood?

Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:38 pm
by jhm614
NeilBlanchard wrote:WAIT - the charging door is NOT the center of the grill? It is essentially the same shape - but up on the front of the hood?

That looks correct. I think the connector would be too low and pointed in an odd direction if it were behind the faux-grill.

Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:42 am
by NeilBlanchard
Well if so, that is a disappointment, in terms of design. It also will (probably) be harder in the winter time - snow and ice will collect in there.

The current charging ports are down low in the same position as the new one, so if this is the final design, it is inelegant, to say the least.

Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:55 pm
by jhm614
NeilBlanchard wrote:Well if so, that is a disappointment, in terms of design. It also will (probably) be harder in the winter time - snow and ice will collect in there.

The current charging ports are down low in the same position as the new one, so if this is the final design, it is inelegant, to say the least.

Hard to say, it looks roughly similar in this shot

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Re: LEAF 2 : What we know so far (2018 or later?)

Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:06 pm
by NeilBlanchard
It is similar to where it is now, but the angle is closer to level on the new Leaf.

Definitely surprising to me ...