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Autoevolution renders Leaf 2

Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:19 am

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/next- ... 97844.html

Today, we're going to look at a rendering made by Theophilus Chin to depict the next Nissan Leaf. He used design quest from the new Murano SUV, such as the boomerang headlights. The overall body style is a conservative hatchback, with certain panels borrowed from the Pulsar model. The idea is not to make the car look boring, just better proportioned.

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Re: Autoevolution renders Leaf 2

Sun Jul 19, 2015 10:36 am

"design quest" = "design cues"?
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: Autoevolution renders Leaf 2

Sun Jul 19, 2015 12:19 pm

I can't say that I like it and my wife said that it looks like an elephant sat on it...
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Re: Autoevolution renders Leaf 2

Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:33 am

This is curious blend of current Leaf and newer Murano etc. This is a possible, if not very attractive, design as it carries forward some elements of current Leaf.

Like the Beetle, I think current Leaf will go down in history as an iconic car - even though a lot of people don't like the Leaf now - and won't be surprised if it gets resurrected by Nissan in a couple of decades.
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Re: Autoevolution renders Leaf 2

Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:46 am

It's not that bad. Sunroof option would be nice. Size of the charge port hatch would allow for CHAdeMO, CSS, and a Tesla inlet.
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Re: Autoevolution renders Leaf 2

Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:01 am

Looks like a mini version of the new Murano. I don't hate it but I don't love it.

I think it has more attitude and styling than the current Leaf.
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Re: Autoevolution renders Leaf 2

Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:03 am

I am glad they reworked / disguised the ridges that quiet the air flow around the mirrors. But I would really have liked to see significant aerodynamic improvements, to lower drag and thereby improve range "for free".

Here's the rendering of the back:

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Maybe they have improved drag, somewhat?

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Re: Autoevolution renders Leaf 2

Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:43 am

LeafMuranoDriver wrote:I think it has more attitude and styling than the current Leaf.

Not more - different. Current Leaf to me looks like a stylized cartoon/Anime car.

Americans tend to like "mean & aggressive" looking cars.
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Re: Autoevolution renders Leaf 2

Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:05 am

Based on what I see of the airflow lines, it appears more like they simply stopped worrying about it... I'd love to see wind-tunnel smoke flows...

NeilBlanchard wrote:I am glad they reworked / disguised the ridges that quiet the air flow around the mirrors.
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Re: Autoevolution renders Leaf 2

Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:32 am

NeilBlanchard wrote:I am glad they reworked / disguised .....


If by "they" you mean some random enthusiast (http://www.theophiluschin.com/?page_id=2) and not Nissan, then yes, he did..
But I have yet to see a design from Nissan on this..
Personally, I expect it to happen, but I'm not really looking forward to it.. I like the current distinctive looks...

Then again, I liked the rear wheel covers on the original Honda Insight.. ;-)

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