Nissan Leaf 2026: Everything you need to know about the upcoming car

Nissan revealed its upcoming revolutionary electric car, the Nissan Leaf 2026. When the electric Nissan Leaf debuted in 2011, the Nissan Leaf was new and revolutionary in the market.


It was one of the first affordable electric cars to gain widespread popularity among consumers.


In this report, we provide you with all the information that Nissan has provided so far about its upcoming car, the updates it has added to the car, and other details.


Nissan Leaf 2026


Start of Nissan Leaf


The Nissan Leaf has achieved a lot of impressive sales thanks to being an affordable electric car. By the end of 2023, the company had delivered more than 670,000 units worldwide, including more than 184,000 units in the United States.


The second-generation model debuted in 2018 with increased power, range, and utility. Although electric vehicles are developing at a rapid pace, the LEAF is no longer as competitive as it was before due to a crowded market and difficulty competing.


Sales fell 41% in 2023 to 7,152 total units, as Hyundai, Tesla, and other brands began offering more efficient and affordable alternatives.


But there's a new Nissan Leaf on the horizon. To compete in this more aggressive market, Nissan will launch the third generation of its compact electric car in mid-2025.


There's still a lot we don't know about the new Leaf before it arrives in 2025, but here's what we can tell you in the meantime.


Nissan Leaf 2026 design


The new Leaf will reportedly be styled after the 2021 Chill-Out concept as seen in the photo album, which was a sleek-looking crossover with a wide, stacked grille and wing-shaped lights on the outer edges.


The roofline features a simple arch, with subtle sculpting along the wings. The back even had a clear panel with integrated taillights, but it's unlikely to be produced in this particular form, other than that, the majority of these design cues should continue.


Battery, range, and how many kilometers the 2026 Nissan Leaf goes


  • Unfortunately, there are currently no official details about the third-generation Leaf's powertrain. But it is said to be based on the CMF-EV platform, which also underpins Nissan's Ariya electric crossover.


  • This model is available with one engine that produces 214 or 238 horsepower, or with two engines that produce 335 and 389 horsepower. 66.0 and 91.0 kWh batteries are available.


  • However, the timing suggests that the LEAF will not yet use Nissan's solid-state batteries, at least at launch.


  • The first car to use these advanced kits won't arrive until 2028. However, we do know that most Nissan vehicles will adopt the NACS charging standard, which could include the Leaf.


Nissan Leaf range coming in 2026


The Nissan Leaf will certainly have a longer range than the current model, which offers just 215 miles at maximum efficiency. The new batteries are expected to be 30% denser than current ones, resulting in a range of at least 230 miles.


How many kilometers does a Nissan Leaf drive?


The driving distance of the 2026 Nissan Leaf varies depending on the car model and battery capacity. Here are some examples of current Nissan LEAF vehicles:


  1. Live Plus walks 523 km.
  2. Leaf Plus e+ is able to walk  663 km.
  3. Leaf S runs  385 km.
  4. Leaf SV runs  385 km.


Note: These numbers are approximate and depend on different driving conditions.


Nissan Leaf 2026 arrival date and prices


The new Nissan Leaf is expected to be available early next year 2025. According to available information, the electric car will debut in mid-2025, with production in the UK starting in 2026. When it reaches the market in the US, it will likely be Model year 2026.


Nissan Leaf 2026 price


There are no details on pricing for the third-generation 2026 Leaf yet. But based on current prices, the current model range comes with the base S trim for $29,280 and the SV Plus for $37,330.


With inflation, it is expected that the next generation may cost a little more. However, Nissan must keep prices under control to remain competitive against more affordable electric cars like the Hyundai Kona Electric, which starts at $34,010.


Will the Leaf qualify for the EV tax credit?


Nissan currently builds the Leaf in Smyrna, Tennessee; Sunderland, England; and Yokosuka, Japan, making it eligible for a $3,750 tax credit.


However, the company intends to end assembly in the US in mid-2025, making the third-generation model ineligible for a tax credit of up to $7,500 in the US.


This is the most prominent information that Nissan has provided so far about its electric car, the Nissan Leaf 2026, and if more information is available, we will certainly monitor it on our ORGCars / News Cars website, so always follow us.


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