The next-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf will feature a self-parking function, which is part of its ProPILOT Assist driver-assistance technology. Dubbed ‘ProPILOT Park’, the function is being previewed in a new video from the carmaker ahead of the Leaf’s September debut.

Such a function isn’t exactly new, and has already existed in other cars like the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. On the Leaf, drivers will need to push a button to activate the system, where it will then identify an appropriate parking space.

Once you’ve decided on a spot, simply hold down the ProPILOT Park button and the car will guide itself into the parking space. This should help make it easier and more convenient for those who find it a little difficult to park their car.

Aside from the self-parking function, the Leaf’s ProPILOT Assist suite also includes an active cruise control function, where the system manages the car’s steering, accelerator and brakes during single-lane driving.

The new Leaf will not only be a smarter car than its predecessor, it will also be a more aggressive in terms of styling. Previous teaser and spyshots reveal sharper-looking headlights and cues from the latest March/Micra and IDS Concept.

GALLERY: 2018 Nissan Leaf spyshots