https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... es-in-20192018 Nissan Leaf debuts: 150 miles for $30,875, 200-plus miles in 2019
In 2019, the Leaf range will gain a second battery option, a larger 60-kwh pack, according to Nissan executives during a technical briefing held in Japan in June.
That should give the second model a range of 200 miles or more, and it will also offer higher power, Nissan said, at a higher price. The company provided no further details...
One of the largest unknowns is which manufacturer will supply the battery cells, with a lot of speculation in regard to LG.
I wouldn't say the report (google translation) below is definitive, but if LG (or another Korean manufacturer) had been chosen to provide cells for the 2019 LEAF's "60 kWh" pack, You might expect that to have been mentioned.
http://www.etnews.com/20171120000253In 2018, more than 300 kilometers of electric cars are running ... Most Korean batteries are adopted
Of 14 new electric cars to be launched in Korea next year, 10 electric cars will adopt domestic batteries. Only Nissan and Tesla are missing. The domestic battery industry plans to supply batteries to the automobile industry starting next year with a distance of 300 km or more.
According to the electric car industry on the 20th, Hyundai Motor 'Kona EV' and Kia Motors' 'Niro EV', which will be released in the first half of next year, will employ LG Chem and SK Innovation batteries, respectively. These models are classified into long-range type (60kWh) and general type (40kWh) depending on the battery capacity. For the first time in the Korean market, Hyundai and Kia have subdivided the model so that consumers can select mileage performance (battery capacity). Jaguar Land Rover 'I-PACE', launched in Korea in the second half of next year, will be equipped with LG Chem's 90 kWh high-capacity battery. BMW's second generation i3 'New i3s' uses Samsung SDI 33kWh battery. On the other hand, only Tesla 'Model X' and 'Model 3' are equipped with Japanese Panasonic products...
So, maybe Nissan will use GSR (AESC) cells manufactured in Tennessee, for the high-density pack after all?