Nissan has confirmed that its Leaf hatchback will be replaced with an all-new electric crossover.
Nissan has published a teaser image of the new crossover. Already, you can see that the roofline is coupe-like. Now, this design is trendy and in demand. The Nissan Ariya electric crossover, which is ready for production, is made in a similar style.
Guillaume Cartier, Nissan Europe’s boss, confirmed in an interview with Auto Express that the brand had no plans to launch the next-generation Leaf hatchback.
The top manager also said that 75 percent of the brand’s vehicles would be electrified in one way or another by 2023. By 2025, this figure will achieve 100 percent. By 2030, the company aims for 80% of sales to be pure electric. Electric Juke and Qashqai are planned, followed by a new car for production at the Sunderland factory in the UK.
When asked if they sell the new product simultaneously with the Leaf, Cartier replied that “it will replace it.” The crossover will be based on the Renault-Nissan Alliance’s CMF-EV platform.
The first vehicle to use this architecture is the new Renault Megane E-Tech Electric, which goes on sale in early 2022. It is expected to have a driving range of about 292 miles (470 kilometers).
The recently unveiled Toyota bZ4X is a coupe-SUV too. In 2020, the Mazda MX-30 crossover was introduced with the same sporty design and 100-percent electric. Another crossover coupe to debut in 2022 is the all-electric Subaru Solterra.