The Nissan Leaf is the preeminent electric vehicle, but that hasn't stopped the model from being criticized for having awkward styling and a high price tag. Thankfully, that will change when the next-generation is launched.

The Nissan Leaf is the preeminent electric vehicle, but that hasn't stopped the model from being criticized for having awkward styling and a high price tag. Thankfully, that will change when the next-generation is launched.

Speaking with Automotive News, Colin Lawther said "We'll fine tune the car for the European customer from a design point of view." The European vice president of engineering also revealed the next-generation model will be considerably cheaper since it will be built in Sunderland, England. Pricing hasn't been finalized, but Lawther hinted "Making it in the UK will take about a third of the cost of the car out."

Besides being more affordable, the model will have an increased range and a retuned power delivery system for smoother acceleration.

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