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Not as ugly as Toyota, but better than the old Leaf styling. Still no battery thermal management system.
 

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Not quite as ugly. Still a long term no go if no active thermal protection.


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Propilot is really the only thing the Leaf has going for it compared to the Bolt, it wins in every other category. GM better get on the self-driving train quick otherwise it will get left behind. Still no sunroof. Why is Tesla the only long range EV that offers a sunroof? I don't get it.
 

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The Bolt doesn't have adaptive cruise, which is a bit of a deal breaker for my wife and I. She was all ready to get one until we found that out. I hope the inclusion of Nissan's self-driving tech makes GM roll out the supercruise-equipped Bolts they've been testing. GM has the highest technology self driving program in the world, so it's merely a matter of making it happen.

I agree on the battery thermal management. I trust GM's battery know-how entirely. I don't trust Nissan at all.

Edit: Motortrend confirmed the battery configuration is the same as the old one, air-cooling and all.
 

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If the new Nissan Leaf were a person, it would be a very competent secretary with a beehive hairdo, horn-rimmed glasses, and an e-e-normous butt. There was slick and flashy concept art that would have been cool. But Nissan took the basic old Leaf shape and tarted it up with the latest Nissan styling cues. It doesn't quite gel. Tacking on the ubiquitous Nissan "V" grill was a giant step sideways. I'm not a fan of Nissan styling at all. The old Leaf was as boring as a guppy and the new one is only marginally better.
 
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