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2021 model year news or predictions.

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:52 am
by webeleafowners
Good morning all. Almost October and I see various 2021 model year vehicles being flogged at the dealerships. Has anyone heard anything about the 2021 Leaf changes or when they might start to hit the lots? Last year (at least here in BC) it was into the new year before anything showed up.

Cheers

John.

Re: 2021 model year news or predictions.

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:30 am
by Oilpan4
Are the 40 or 62kwh battery getting any bigger?

Re: 2021 model year news or predictions.

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:34 pm
by DougWantsALeaf
how about a liquid cooled 80?

Re: 2021 model year news or predictions.

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:53 pm
by alozzy
I'm not expecting any significant changes, Nissan/Renault are changing to an all new EV platform, so sooner rather than later the LEAF brand will die or morph into another vehicle built on that new platform.

https://www.motorauthority.com/news/112 ... ch-sharing

Re: 2021 model year news or predictions.

Posted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:26 pm
by cwerdna
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:34 pm
how about a liquid cooled 80?
Dream on. I wouldn't expect any liquid cooled battery for this generation of Leaf. A bit more capacity (ala 10% increase on 2020 Bolt)? Maybe, but still seems unlikely...

Re: 2021 model year news or predictions.

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:55 am
by danrjones
cwerdna wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:26 pm
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:34 pm
how about a liquid cooled 80?
Dream on. I wouldn't expect any liquid cooled battery for this generation of Leaf. A bit more capacity (ala 10% increase on 2020 Bolt)? Maybe, but still seems unlikely...
Since the Ariya is coming any big changes would undercut the Ariya wouldn't it?

Re: 2021 model year news or predictions.

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:42 pm
by GaleHawkins
https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/24/ ... akajima/

They are not naming the new battery OEM yet but the max range battery may be 90 kWh and state the final specs are still subject to change.

Re: 2021 model year news or predictions.

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:22 pm
by webeleafowners
GaleHawkins wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:42 pm
https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/24/ ... akajima/

They are not naming the new battery OEM yet but the max range battery may be 90 kWh and state the final specs are still subject to change.
It actually sounds pretty good. And the biggy, over the air updates is included. Will it just be for bug fixes or actually new cool things like Tesla.

Time will tell.

Re: 2021 model year news or predictions.

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:39 pm
by GaleHawkins
webeleafowners wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:22 pm
GaleHawkins wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:42 pm
https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/24/ ... akajima/

They are not naming the new battery OEM yet but the max range battery may be 90 kWh and state the final specs are still subject to change.
It actually sounds pretty good. And the biggy, over the air updates is included. Will it just be for bug fixes or actually new cool things like Tesla.

Time will tell.
Maybe they will be like Tesla updates since the prices are more like Tesla pricing.

Re: 2021 model year news or predictions.

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:30 am
by webeleafowners
GaleHawkins wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:39 pm
webeleafowners wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:22 pm
GaleHawkins wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:42 pm
https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/24/ ... akajima/

They are not naming the new battery OEM yet but the max range battery may be 90 kWh and state the final specs are still subject to change.
It actually sounds pretty good. And the biggy, over the air updates is included. Will it just be for bug fixes or actually new cool things like Tesla.

Time will tell.
Maybe they will be like Tesla updates since the prices are more like Tesla pricing.
Could be. I’m a huge leaf fan and quite frankly our 4 year leaf experience was the best car ownership experience we have ever had. Our Tesla has big shoes to fill. But after four years it was still the same car we bought 4 years before. In 6 ish months of Tesla ownership our model 3 has changed so much. New features, improvements on others. The car changes every 2 or 3 weeks. Personally I think over the air updates will become an important selling point once people figure out what that means.

I like the look of the Ariya better than the model Y. If it features out like a model Y it would be a great alternative. Hopefully it has a towing capacity like the Y as well.

Jmho.

John.