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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-06-2018, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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Gen 2 Leaf Asia-Pacific Availability

Good news for those of you living in certain Asia-Pacific countries because Nissan is going to release the new Leaf in Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand by March 2019. Maybe Indonesia and the Philippines after that, but we won't know until Nissan gives the green light.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-06-2018, 03:40 PM
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Glad to see they are getting the Leaf before we do because dealing with issues in those markets is much easier and won't have as much backlash as it would in North America.
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-07-2018, 09:19 AM
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Yeah I agree that its to our benefit that the new generation launches elsewhere first. This gives Nissan the opportunity to iron out any early quality of life issues new buyers may find. As its electric I don't foresee any serious mechanical issues, but you never know what bugs may be lurking in its infotainment/drive assist features.
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Yeah I agree that its to our benefit that the new generation launches elsewhere first. This gives Nissan the opportunity to iron out any early quality of life issues new buyers may find. As its electric I don't foresee any serious mechanical issues, but you never know what bugs may be lurking in its infotainment/drive assist features.
Its also to their benefit as well because there's a lot of backlash to a poor product in its first year of production in the US. It could mean the product is a write off till a successor comes out.
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Seeing as how the last generation of the Leaf did very well in the U.S with regards to sales, I think its unlikely we'll see a backlash with its redesign. It seems to improve upon the styling/performance in most aspects and comes in a very reasonable price point, considering some of the technology that comes as a standard feature.
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Seeing as how the last generation of the Leaf did very well in the U.S with regards to sales, I think its unlikely we'll see a backlash with its redesign. It seems to improve upon the styling/performance in most aspects and comes in a very reasonable price point, considering some of the technology that comes as a standard feature.
The difference is competition. Right now is the best time for any car maker to get into the compact EV segment. Years ago it was just Chevy and Nissan, now its easy to forget about Nissan.
They just better hurry up and launch an electric CUV, it could be a better angle to play than the Leaf.
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Not sure how many automakers are going to want to jump into the ring with the new Hyundai Kona EV. If it can actually deliver on its estimated 290 mile range, that's going to be a hard standard to match, especially for a CUV. I think the new Leaf offers a decent amount of utility and I expect it will sell even better than the last generation, which is the best selling car in this segment to date.
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There isn't a lot of full-electric CUV roaming around, so Nissan still has time to develop their own, while selling the Leaf to generate interest and profit. Though I do agree with Nissan releasing it in other countries first in order to iron out any problems before releasing it in markets that are less forgiving. Just takes a few lemons to tank a model.
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-06-2018, 04:35 PM
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There isn't a lot of full-electric CUV roaming around, so Nissan still has time to develop their own, while selling the Leaf to generate interest and profit. Though I do agree with Nissan releasing it in other countries first in order to iron out any problems before releasing it in markets that are less forgiving. Just takes a few lemons to tank a model.
Well the Chevy Bolt is in a way like a CUV so considering that Nissan is behind. Not only that but the Bolt's platform was likely developed with a bigger EV in mind. So GM has been on top of the game for many years already, meanwhile we haven't seen much from Nissan.
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The Leaf is already pretty wagon like, so the only thing really preventing it from being a CUV is ride height. I think its more likely for Nissan to electrify a vehicle already in their lineup such as the new Kick or Rogue Sport.
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