Nissan has begun teasing the arrival of the 2018 Leaf, which will come with the brand’s ProPILOT Assist driver-assistance technology. Here, the company is demonstrating how the system works in a video, accompanied by an image of the car’s digital instrument cluster showing the display when ProPILOT is active.

The system will provide drivers with a helping hand should they find themselves stuck in a traffic jam, controlling the car’s steering, accelerator and brakes during single-lane driving. Nissan says the system will eventually be able to navigate city intersections, one of the many goals of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility blueprint.

Unlike the first Leaf that left many polarised in regards to how it looked, the new one will get a more aggressive design inspired by the Micra, with sharper-looking headlights. A prototype spotted out in the wild previously supports this notion, with certain cues from the IDS Concept are visible through the test mule’s camouflage.

Nissan hasn’t revealed any information about the new Leaf’s all-electric powertrain, but it is rumoured to offer significantly more range than its predecessor thanks to larger battery packs. On today’s Leaf, the highest-spec version only comes with a 30 kW lithium-ion battery pack.

GALLERY: 2018 Nissan Leaf spyshots