I hope you are right that they are moving forward! with a good surprise!!
DaveinOlyWA wrote:nope... as member of "LAB" (L is LEAF) the NV 200 got an occasional mention but that was about all. our purpose is more towards marketing than any kind of technical side so specs are for the most part out of the discussion.drees wrote:Do you have some information that the general public is not privvy to, Dave?DaveinOlyWA wrote:the only time "LEAF" is mentioned is because its using a drivetrain based on the LEAF. iow; its electric. how anyone could get more out of that is beyond me.
but this illustrates the problems of the media. the article states to expect "100 miles" now is this from Nissan or is it simply lazy journalism that googled "LEAF range" and came up with a link to advertising from 2010?
I suspect the latter.
otherwise; we all need to take a reality pill. it would be hard for me to imagine a vehicle expected to be released in the US in 2015/16 would have the same specs as a 2011 LEAF when even the 2013's are being widely reported to have incremental range boosts.
now is this range boost simply a new round of starry eyed owners? yes, in some cases but now we are getting 2nd time LEAFers reporting the same thing. Could be SW tricks that enhances range for certain types of driving like when urban driving is mixed in since Tony's tests pretty states a straight freeway drive appears to have had no improvement.
But either way; I think it would be a mistake to take the tact that Nissan is not constantly moving forward