cwerdna wrote:So, I just returned from the Sunnyvale EVent.
The vehicle on display looked like a fully loaded 1 w/CHAdeMO, I think the ProPilot (blue) button), leather and power driver's seat. I recall seeing a camera at the top of the windshield near the mirror. The VIN started with a 1, so it was built in the US, not Japan.
The turnout was big and it was weird to have a long line to get into a Nissan building. A big thank you to Nissan for hosting the event and bringing a 2018 Leaf!
Thanks for following up on the questions! So... how did it look "in the metal"? What did you think?
It looked good on the outside, although the hood was up for fair amount of the time. I was the first to open it.
Overall, I'd say the car is a big improvement in styling. I was a bit surprised by the some of the sharp corners at the fenders (towards the back where the headlights end) which you can really notice when the hood's up.
I didn't touch all that much of the plastics on top of/around the dash, but it does still seem to have mostly hard plastics. There weren't as many buttons and switches on the left side. Not sure how you configure the charging lock. I haven't watched a video that someone (possibly OrientExpress) took of all the screens for the dash color LCD as I wasn't that interested.
Headroom in the rear seemed like it could be tight for tall people. Haven't compared with mine.
One step back was during a someone asking a question (which I didn't hear too clearly), it sounds like you cannot get rear heated seats at all on the 2018.
I hope I get to see the L1/L2 EVSE w/that giant adapter on Saturday.