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PostHeaderIcon BMW Unveils 2018 i3 and i3s

BMW just dropped details on the revamped i3 ahead of its official debut in September. Updates include a new look and a wider stance, breaking a bit from the upright boxy look used before. Full LED headlights keep the road lit, while Melbourne Red Metallic and Imperial Blue Metallic were added to the exterior paint options. Inside is the iDrive 6 infotainment platform, while Giga Brown Natural Leather and Carum Spice Grey Cloth can be had for the upholstery. A full suite of safety systems keeps it appropriately techy.

Underneath is a lithium-ion battery and electric motor, which together produce as much as 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque through a single-speed transmission. The sprint from 0-to-60 mph takes 7.2 seconds, with top speed clocked at 93 mph. If you’re looking for more go, the new i3s might fit the bill. Outside, the styling gets a bit more aggressive, with 20-inch wheels and a lower, stiffer suspension. More importantly, the s gets additional electric ponies – up to 184 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque total. Flat out, the i3s can hit 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 100 mph. Like the regular i3, the i3s can also come equipped with a two-cylinder range extender if desired, adding almost 90 miles thanks to gasoline. Look for the i3 and i3s to debut in the metal at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Expect exact pricing and further details at that time.

PostHeaderIcon BMW Unveils 2018 i3 and i3s

BMW just dropped details on the revamped i3 ahead of its official debut in September. Updates include a new look and a wider stance, breaking a bit from the upright boxy look used before. Full LED headlights keep the road lit, while Melbourne Red Metallic and Imperial Blue Metallic were added to the exterior paint options. Inside is the iDrive 6 infotainment platform, while Giga Brown Natural Leather and Carum Spice Grey Cloth can be had for the upholstery. A full suite of safety systems keeps it appropriately techy.

Underneath is a lithium-ion battery and electric motor, which together produce as much as 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque through a single-speed transmission. The sprint from 0-to-60 mph takes 7.2 seconds, with top speed clocked at 93 mph. If you’re looking for more go, the new i3s might fit the bill. Outside, the styling gets a bit more aggressive, with 20-inch wheels and a lower, stiffer suspension. More importantly, the s gets additional electric ponies – up to 184 horsepower and 199 pound-feet of torque total. Flat out, the i3s can hit 60 mph in 6.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 100 mph. Like the regular i3, the i3s can also come equipped with a two-cylinder range extender if desired, adding almost 90 miles thanks to gasoline. Look for the i3 and i3s to debut in the metal at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month. Expect exact pricing and further details at that time.

PostHeaderIcon Ken Block Taunts Death Yet Again in Terrakhana: The Ultimate Dirt Playground

There’s no doubt about it – Ken Block is either outright crazy, has a death wish, or gets an insane high from beating the mother-loving hell out of his Fiesta while taunting death at the same time. I mean, the guy can push his car to the limit and a little further without it things going awry and he does it with class and style. If you look back at any of his Gymkhana videos, you’ll find yourself in amazement, even if you’ve seen them 100 times. Well, today we’re happy to report a new video has surfaced. This one comes straight out of Swing Arm City, Utah and officially goes by the name Terrakhana: The Ultimate Dirt Playground. And, when Ken Block uses the word “Ultimate” you know he’s not playing around.

Now, I know the best part about Ken Blocks work is watching it for yourself, so I’ll forgo the usual description and instead remind you that his Fiesta ST RX43 is, by far, the craziest Fiesta ever built and designed specifically for destroying pavement, sand, dirt, or anything else that is suitable for four-wheel travel. In the video, Ken Block makes his own sand and dirt storm with the 600 horsepower in powerful little Fiesta. Of course, we’re talking death-defying stunts and close calls that require balls of titanium to watch, let alone perform.
For the record, this shoot was recorded at an elevation of 4,300 feet in an ambient temperature that was hovering right around 102 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’ve been in similar climates, you know it’s not exactly the most optimal conditions for a car to give its all.

So, with that said, go ahead and click play on the video below and then keep reading to learn more about Ken Block’s Fiesta and how it compares to some of the fastest production cars out there!

PostHeaderIcon Seat’s Trademark Application Points At Possible Performance Sub-Brand

Trademark filings have become quite the rage these days as one automaker after another has made filing applications for their own reasons. Turns out, you can add SEAT to that list because the Volkswagen-owned, Spanish automaker has filed trademark applications for a host of new names and logos, the gist of which appears to be plans for a performance sub-brand named Cupra.

The name “Cupra” itself isn’t new as it relates to SEAT. For one, it’s the same name SEAT has used in the past to denote performance variants of its lineup of models, as shown in recent years by the Leon Cupra and the Ibiza Cupra. Now it appears that the Spanish automaker has a much bigger purpose for the name if plans to turn it into its own sub-brand come to fruition. Adding meat to this notion are the subsequent trademarks that the company also filed, including names like Tango, Salsa, and Bolero. These names sound inconsequential on the surface, but a brief trek in the history of SEAT will reveal that the company has independently used these names before, mostly on concept vehicles that were released in the early part of the previous decade. It’s still a little too early to draw any conclusions from these trademarks and there’s likewise no guarantee that Seat will use them for the things we’re speculating on. Then again, the thought of a new hot hatch brand entering the market is too enthralling to pass up.

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PostHeaderIcon Volkswagen Golf R – Driven

The Volkswagen Golf R is not the paper champion of the hot-hatch segment. Others in the field might make more horsepower or put down a faster quarter-mile drag time. That could lead some bench-racers to opine that VW needs to ante up and “fix” the Golf R by adding power or decreasing weight. But those armchair critics miss the point of the Volkswagen Golf R. It’s a solid-feeling, rip-roaring hot-hatch, sure. But it’s also easy to live with on a daily commute — something others in this class may not excel at.

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PostHeaderIcon New Nissan Leaf to Cost Less than Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt

The Nissan Leaf is one of the most successful electric cars available right now, but the first-generation model is getting a bit long in the tooth, and it’s quite dated when compared to the much newer Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt. A second-gen model is underway for a 2017 launch, but Nissan is still mum on the details, and we know a bit about its design thanks to a few leaked photos. Fortunately, a Russian website got its hands on a few spec sheets, and we now know a lot more about the upcoming EV.

Arguably the most important piece of information leaked here is the pricing. Apparently set at $29,990, the base price of the new Leaf undercuts the Tesla Model 3 and Chevrolet Bolt by $5,000 and $7,500 respectively. That’s a solid plus for the Leaf, but how does it fair on the performance front? Well, output is rated at 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, a significant bump over the 107 horses and 187 pound-feet in the current model. This rating places it below the Chevy Bolt, which comes with 200 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. A comparison to Model 3 isn’t yet possible as Tesla has yet to release the full details. The battery capacity is at 40 kWh, down from the Bolt’s 60 kWh and the Model 3’s 50 or optional 75 kWh capacity, but up from the previous Leaf’s 30 kWh.

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PostHeaderIcon You Think You Can Beat A Real-Life Ford Focus RS On Forza Motorsport 6?

At some point in our video game racing careers, most of us have probably wondered if our driving skills are up-to-par with actual race car drivers. I know I’ve had that thought in my years playing Gran Turismo. Well, for those who are determined to see that thought through, Ford is laying down a challenge to see if gamers really are as good as they say are. All they have to do is beat a lap time posted by a brand-new Ford Focus RS by driving their own Focus RS… in the world of Forza Motorsport 6.

The challenge is called “Tame the Track” and the objective of it is pretty straightforward. Chip Ganassi Racing driver Harry Tincknell will post an undisclosed lap time at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium. Contestants who show up at the Gamescom event in Belgium later this month will then have an opportunity to beat Tincknell’s lap time using a Focus RS in Forza Motorsport 6 and driving it in the virtual representation of the world-famous race track. Whoever ends up posting the fastest lap times will then be flown to the actual Spa-Francorchamps track where they’ll meet up with no less than Tincknell himself for an afternoon of fun times that include driving a real Focus RS around the race track. In addition to that, winners will also receive some sweet digs for their accomplishments, including a pair of Recaro seats and goodies courtesy of B&O Play. The “Tame the Track” challenge will be open from August 23 to August 25 at Gamescom. Those three days should be more than enough time for gamers to see if they’re as good as they say they are.

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PostHeaderIcon Ford Focus RS by Mountune

Mountune may not have the most famous name in the aftermarket tuning circle, but don’t let its relative anonymity distract you from what the tuner is fully capable of. We already saw what happens when it gets its hands on the Ford Focus RS. It did so last year with Ford Performance and managed to squeeze out 375 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque. Now it’s back with a bigger and better upgrade for the hot hatch as calls for a 400-horsepower Ford Focus RS have finally been answered.

The scope of Mountune’s new modifications for the Focus RS covers a lot of ground as far as mechanical upgrades are concerned. There’s very little in the way of aesthetic enhancements, so customers are advised to find them elsewhere, be it from Ford or another aftermarket company. Nevertheless, the program’s lack of versatility shouldn’t be held against it, not with the promise of incredible power and performance. Take this kit from Mountune however you want to, but rest assured, this is as “no-nonsense” as any tuning program we’ve come across for the Ford Focus RS. It was developed for one purpose – power for ages – and the resulting numbers certainly speak for themselves.

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PostHeaderIcon Hyundai Elantra GT

Hyundai introduced the Elantra for the 1991 model year, but at that time, even this now well-regarded model was considered a throw-away econobox at best. Hyundai has evolved as a brand a lot over the last 31 years, as has its long-running Elantra nameplate, which entered its sixth generation for the 2016 model year. As was the case with the previous-gen model, the new Elantra has been expected to spawn a GT model, and sure enough, Hyundai showed up to the 2017 Chicago Auto show with not one, but two variants in tow. Offered with either a 1.6-liter, turbocharged mill in Sport trim or a 2.0-liter NA mill in the entry-level trim, the GT can be had with either 201 horsepower or 162 horsepower, respectively. The new GT is now more rigid than before (by 22 percent,) sits lower, is wider, and shed a total of 62 pounds. Because of its hatchback nature, the GT can hold 25 cubic feet of cargo with the rear seats in the upright position and more than double that the rear seats laid down.

What’s more important here is that the new Elantra GT will have its work cut out for it on the market. After all, the Elantra GT doesn’t exactly spring to mind when someone mentions hot hatches, despite the fact that it competes against some strong models like the Mazda3 and Ford Focus hatchback, among others. So, will the new Elantra GT have what it takes to drive folks into Hyundai dealers for the brand’s latest hatch? Well, things look promising but Keep reading to see what we think about it and to learn more about how it compares to the competition.

Update 08/03/2017: Hyundai has announced pricing for the 2018 Elantra GT. Prices start out at a relatively low $19,350 and increase to just over $24,000 for the range-topping model. Check out the details in the Prices section below.

PostHeaderIcon Honda Has Some Pricey Accessories For The Civic Type R In Japan

Every new car owner is faced with the tempting realization that new cars come with their own perks, including personalizing the car and adding whatever accessories are available. That temptation is even more understandable when the new car is the Honda Civic Type R. That’s probably why everybody is freaking out about these new accessories Honda just released for the Type R. The only caveats are that they’re only available in Japan, and more importantly, they cost more than you expect them to.

To put it in perspective, accessory prices in Japan make the prices at Hamilton Honda seem like bargains by comparison. It’s that incredible. Take for example the three-piece, red accent trim that sits just above the front grille and the headlights. That piece costs $293 based on current conversation rates. That’s actually a decent price if you think about it. But would you pay $1,564 for a carbon rear wing with a crimson polyester weave? How about Crystal Black Pearl or Red mirror covers for $137 a piece? While we’re at it, Type-R-branded floor mats have been priced at $577, close to double the price of what Hamilton Honda is asking for the same item. The prices are incredible, but the circumstances of the Japanese market do dictate that they’re priced as such. It’s a good thing that they do a fantastic job of dressing up the Civic Type R because, with the accessories in place, the hot hatch looks dramatically more potent and menacing.

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PostHeaderIcon This Honda Dealership Devises Crafty Way To Jack Up The Price Of The Honda Civic Type R

It’s already been established that the Honda Civic Type-R is a popular car. Demand for it is high and supplies are limited. That’s the sad reality here in the U.S. and it’s given dealerships the excuse, right or wrong, of jacking up the price of the hot hatch for the always convenient excuse of “business reasons.” One New Jersey dealership, though, seems to have taken the ingenuity to a whole new level by slapping expensive and required add-ons to the hot hatch’s price tag.

It is worth noting this New Jersey-based Hamilton Honda isn’t asking any premiums on the hot hatch itself. The Civic Type R carries an MSRP price of $34,755, which is laudable by itself. Unfortunately, it doesn’t paint the whole picture because the dealership is charging ridiculous prices for its “equipment and dealer add-ons,” including a $630 interior illumination option that only costs $125 on Honda’s official configurator for the Civic Type R. There are many more examples of these overpriced options, but the biggest eyebrow-raiser came when the same Redditor who uncovered the price list of the Civic Type R was rebuffed when he asked if he could buy the hot hatch without any of the options. And so, if you’re looking to buy the Honda Civic Type sitting inside the Hamilton Honda dealership, you’ll need to fork over $47,463 for it, even if you have little to no use for some of the other options and accessories. Do the math and that’s well over $13,000 above Honda’s MSRP.

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PostHeaderIcon Hyundai i30 N Creates Smashing First Impression As First Edition Models Sell Out In Two Days

If there were any concerns about Hyundai’s N performance division’s goal of conquering the ultra-competitive world of hot hatchbacks, those questions and concerns should be put to bed. Not only did Hyundai make a smashing first impression with the i30 N, it created a vacuum of demand and interest in the hot hatch that culminated with the first 100 First Edition models of the hot hatch selling out in Germany in a matter of two days.

Two days. That’s all it took for German customers to scoop up all 100 units of the i30 N First Edition models. It may not sound too impressive at first glance, but considering that the i30 N is a completely new model that’s looking to break ground in a market dominated by so many competitors, and the narrative surrounding the surprisingly hot-selling hot hatch starts to change. The truth is that while the i30 N has been developed to compete against the best of the best in its segment, there are no assurances that it would be successful from the get-go. That’s how competitive the hot hatch market is. Turns out, the i30 N is more than up to the challenge as shown by the demand for the 100 First Edition models. There’s no word yet on whether Hyundai Deutschland plans to add more First Edition models to accommodate this who missed out on it, but it is offering the same people the chance to have their names on a waiting list for the hot hatch in the event one of the 100 models becomes available.

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PostHeaderIcon Drive Takes A Look At Building High-Horsepower Subaru Engines: Video

Prior to the release of the FA, the mainstay for performance Subaru builds was the iconic EJ powerplant. First seeing an introduction in 1989 on the Subaru Legacy, the EJ has seen a variety of configurations and output levels, with both naturally aspirated and turbocharged applications utilized over the years. The most famous of the EJ’s are those that came mounted in the nose of Subaru’s much-loved rally machine, the WRX and WRX STI. For the past two decades, tuners have tweaked this flat box of power for ever-greater levels of performance, and modern builders are pushing some serious horsepower these days. One such builder is Vince “Built” Griffin from Prime Motoring, who gave our friends over at Drive the lowdown on what it takes to turn the EJ into a total beast in this 19-minute, 32-second video.

The video covers just about everything you need to know about building an EJ, including advantages of the platform, common problems and their solutions, intercooler selection, exhaust selection, common mistakes, block reinforcement, and a whole lot more. If you’re into tuning, or you’re simply a fan of the WRX, this video is sure to provide some interesting and valuable insight into what’s going on behind that classic boxer rumble.

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PostHeaderIcon Honda Civic Type R Gets The One Republic Treatment

Yes, you’re reading that right. The Honda Civic Type R, the purveyor of hot hatch madness, just received a styling overhaul courtesy of One Republic, the American band that’s responsible for hit songs like “Apologize,” “Counting Stars,” and “Secret.” It seems like an ideal match from a popularity standpoint, and to the surprise of many, the finished product actually looks pretty good, save for a few complaints. Can’t have everything, can you, One Republic?

The one-off Civic Type R is actually part of Honda’s 2017 Honda Civic Tour where fans of the model will get a chance to see what’s new and cracking in the world of the Civic. One Republic has been tapped to headline this tour and that explains why Honda asked the band to design their own stylistic interpretation of the hot hatch. This is the result and, well, I actually like it. It’s not obnoxious in any way and the use of the matte black and red accents was done in a way that they don’t take away from the things that make the Civic Type R the desirable piece of machinery that it is. Whether you agree with me or not, we will get to see more of the One Republic-designed Honda Civic Type R in the coming months as it embarks on a cross-country tour in the U.S. alongside a custom Honda Rebel motorcycle that was also designed by the band.

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PostHeaderIcon 2018 Nissan Leaf to Get Magical “E-Pedal”

The debut of the second-gen, 2018 Nissan Leaf is just a couple short months away, so it should come as no surprise that Nissan is teasing its resident EV as much as it can. So far, we’ve seen a shot of the headlight, the grille, and a video that shows how the brand’s new ProPilot, semi-autonomous driving system works. And, based on spy shots we’ve seen, the next-gen leaf is going to be quite attractive in comparison to the current model. Now, Nissan has released yet another teaser, and dropped another bombshell on us – it’s known as E-Pedal, and it’s set to revolutionize your driving experience… or make you hate the future of driving even more.

Designed as a single-pedal system, the e-pedal automatically controls braking and acceleration based on foot position. So, when accelerating, it acts just like your normal, everyday accelerator pedal, but what it does beyond that is something else. See, when you begin to lift your foot off, the car will automatically begin to slow down, which one would assume has a greater braking effect than the usual coasting you get in most cars. If you take your foot completely off of the pedal in operation, the car will automatically stop itself, with the big selling point being that it will even stop and hold on a hill, all based on the input of your foot on a single pedal. You have to admit that it sounds pretty promising, and it’s another step toward fully autonomous cars, but will people actually make use of it and trust it? Well, that remains to be seen. Keep reading to see a short video and to learn more about the upcoming 2018 Nissan Leaf.

PostHeaderIcon A Hot Hatch Renauls Zoe RS Has Us Hoping It Becomes A Reality

We all remember the Zoe RS all-electric concept from the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, right? It caught our attention because it not only featured 460 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque, it also showed that it was capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds. In other words, people immediately clamored Renault to build a production version of the concept. Now it appears that it’s exactly what Renault has been planning all along.

Speaking with Autocar, Renault Sport chief Patrice Ratti confirmed that his performance division has already developed a prototype of the all-electric concept that made its debut in Geneva back in March 2017. Ratti didn’t dive into any specifics about the car, but he did say that developed has progressed far enough that such a car is now feasible, something that “wasn’t the case a few years ago.” Still, Ratti’s optimism comes with a few caveats, particularly in the development of the batteries that will likely power the supermini hot hatch, not to mention the goal of ensuring that the car can uphold Renault Sport’s noted credentials in handling and drivability. These are some of the biggest issues that will be addressed if Renault really wants to send the Zoe RS to production. The good news is that there appears to be an optimistic and determined climate in Boulogne to make sure that it happens.

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PostHeaderIcon Travis Pastrana Sets Mt. Washington Hill Climb Record

Travis Pastrana has accomplished a great many things in his illustrious motorsports career. He’s a motocross champion, an X-Games gold medalist, and a four-time Rally America champion. It’s fitting then that for a man who has accomplished a lot in his career, Pastrana added yet another feather to his cap by claiming the Mt. Washington Auto Road Hill Climb record in staggering fashion. With a specially-prepared Subaru WRX STI rally car acting as his stead, Pastrana sped up the 7.6-mile track in 5:44.72.

Pastrana’s record ascent to the summit of Mt. Washington didn’t just break the old record set by David Higgins in 2014. It shattered that 6:09.09 lap time by 24 seconds in one of the most incredible displays of hill climb rallying you’ll ever see. For his part, Higgins also competed in the event and was determined to eclipse his own mark. Unfortunately, his own attempt was derailed after his car went off the road, forcing him to abandon his lap time. It’s easy to feel Higgins’ disappointment in not only failing to finish the climb, but in seeing his record fall. Then again, it still took someone with the skill and experience of Pastrana to lay claim to the lap record of the Mt. Washington Auto Road Hill Climb. It’s hard not to see Higgins return next year to try to reclaim his record. For now, though, it’s Pastrana who deserves the shine, as well he should considering his latest accomplishment.

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PostHeaderIcon Hyundai i30 N

In 2013, Hyundai announced the launch of N Performance, a sub-brand tasked with developing Hyundai’s performance-oriented models and managing the brand’s World Rally Championship efforts. Now, four years later, we have this – the i30 N, the first production model to carry the go-faster N badge. Based on the recently launched third-generation i30 hatchback, Hyundai boasts the i30 N saw extensive development time at the Nurburgring, completing upwards of 10,000 km (6,214 miles) at the Nordschleife on its way to hot-hatch stardom. Further performance cred comes from a stint at the ADAC 24-hours endurance race (also held at the ‘Ring), not to mention Hyundai’s experience competing in the WRC. Model highlights include a turbo four-cylinder making as much as 270 horsepower, a six-speed manual gearbox, and race-bred suspension and chassis components, all of which add up to an exciting new entry in an increasingly competitive segment.

That said, Hyundai is gonna need to bring it’s A game if it hopes to stand up to such standard bearers as the Volkswagen Golf GTI or Ford Focus ST. Clearly, the Hyundai i30 N can talk the talk, but the question remains – can it walk the walk?

Updated 07/14/2017: The Hyundai i30 N has made its official debut! Read on for all the details.

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PostHeaderIcon The Highs and Lows of Subaru’s 2018 WRX STI

Subaru has given the WRX STI a mild refresh for 2018 – with a strong emphasis on mild. The press materials contain bullet points like, “optimized suspension, revised styling, and bigger brakes.” But how do these changes actually affect the car? Well, after spending a week with the latest STI, I’m separating the wheat from the chaff. Which of these updates should Subi fans be happy about and which don’t really matter?

I’ve already given a full account of these updates, along with my thoughts behind the wheel, in my Driven Review. But for the sake of time, here’s a quick run-down on what’s new for 2018. The front fascia is new, with a slightly larger lower grille and more pronounced faux air intakes to either side. The fog lights are gone, sadly, but Subaru added adaptive headlights that turn with the steering wheel. The main grille is new, too. Larger, 19-inch wheels are now standard, as are bigger Brembo brakes. Subaru updated the suspension for “better handling and ride comfort.” There’s also a new, fully electric center differential that’s said to more quickly distribute torque between the front and rear axles. Interior mods include a larger vehicle information screen in the center dash and better sound insulation for a quieter ride.

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PostHeaderIcon 2018 Nissan Leaf Grille Teased – Set to Debut on September 6th

The bubbly and funky, first-generation Nissan Leaf is on its way out to make way for the second-gen model that promises to bring largely improved exterior looks, as much as 200 miles of range on a single charge, and an improved interior. Of course, we’ve only seen spy shots and a few teasers that go with a number of rumors that have been floating around. So far, we’ve seen two teaser photos – one of a wildly revamped headlight that is about as modern as it gets, and one of an all-new instrument cluster. Furthermore, we know that it will come with Nissan’s ProPilot system, which should be able to handle at least stop-and-go traffic on the highway. Now, Nissan has taken to Twitter to expose us to a third teaser, one that shows off the next-gen’s new “grille,” which really looks more like a piece of abstract art than it does an according-to-Hoyle grille. But, this baby is all-electric, so there’s really no need for anything traditional, right?

On top of this, Nissan has also announced that the new Leaf will make its debut on September 6, 2017, which means the order books should open shortly thereafter since it is coming to market for 2018. Its primary competition will be the Tesla Model 3 and the Chevy Bolt EV, with pricing likely to start in the mid-to-low $30,000 range. So, with that said, let’s take a quick look at the newest teaser along with the two that came before it to see just what the new Leaf is going to be working with.

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End Date: Tuesday Sep-26-2017 17:17:53 PDT
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End Date: Wednesday Sep-27-2017 13:05:12 PDT
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End Date: Thursday Sep-21-2017 13:18:14 PDT
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End Date: Thursday Sep-21-2017 16:45:00 PDT
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End Date: Thursday Sep-21-2017 11:25:13 PDT
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End Date: Saturday Sep-23-2017 18:22:52 PDT
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End Date: Friday Sep-29-2017 12:58:42 PDT
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End Date: Thursday Oct-5-2017 14:28:57 PDT
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$53,100.00 (5 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-24-2017 16:00:05 PDT
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$9,220.00 (4 Bids)
End Date: Monday Sep-25-2017 5:22:17 PDT
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End Date: Tuesday Sep-26-2017 17:42:06 PDT
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$38,000.00
End Date: Saturday Sep-30-2017 12:35:42 PDT
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$12,100.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Sep-23-2017 11:00:00 PDT
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