CARS.COM — The trail of breadcrumbs Nissan is leaving to get us to the redesigned 2018 Leaf electric car today includes a teaser photo and video giving a better look at the new car’s shape. The message: The Leaf’s airplane-wing-inspired form won’t be a drag, nor will it be uplifting.
Nissan says the next generation of its dedicated battery-electric car’s aerodynamic winglike shape will cut wind drag to extend the car’s range on a charge. The company says it also will sit lower to the ground to minimize lift and have other shape tweaks that will improve stability when it’s buffeted by crosswinds. Check out the video demonstration below.