The original Nissan Leaf was a groundbreaking car, one that pioneered the EV movement before it became the trend, as it is now. The world’s first mass-market electric car wasn’t much of a looker though, with a strange face and bulbous shape. Cute at best.

The new Nissan Leaf, which will make its world debut on September 6, will change that. Aside from new and improved technology, the new EV will be completely unrecognisable from its predecessor. The new Leaf looks much like a larger version of the new Nissan March, which is a cool-looking B-segment hatchback.

In this teaser video above, Nissan says that the new Leaf will boast an improved aerodynamic design that makes it even more efficient, ultimately giving drivers better range on a single charge. Less drag and better stability is good news, whether for conventional ICE-powered cars or EVs.

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The next-gen Leaf, which has a shape inspired by airplane wings, sits lower to the ground than before. Nissan has managed to achieve zero lift for better stability at high speeds. New design features significantly stabilise the car when hit by strong crosswinds, the Japanese carmaker says.

A previous teaser introduced the new Leaf’s “e-Pedal”, which enables one pedal driving. There’s still a brake pedal if you want to use it, but the e-Pedal lets a driver accelerate and slow down with the same pedal – release pressure to slow down and release completely for a full stop. The high-tech car will also come with Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist suite of driver assistance tech.