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2013 LEAF Pricing and Features-S:28,800 SV:31,820 SL:34,840

Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:12 pm

This is Jeff from Nissan.

Today I’m checking in from the Detroit Auto Show while sitting in a media roundtable with Mr. Ghosn. As part of his introductory remarks, he just announced pricing for the all-new 2013 LEAF line up in the U.S. I thought you all would appreciate being among the first to hear the news. Below are the related press release on pricing and information on 2013 LEAF features.



2013 LEAF Features and Press Kit


-Addition of a new LEAF S trim level lowers entry price by more than $6,000, or 18 percent
-Available federal and state incentives can bring price down to less than $19,000
-Improved energy efficiency, faster charging times and greater customer choice headline 2013 model year improvements

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Jan. 14, 2013) – Nissan has announced that U.S. pricing for the new 2013 Nissan LEAF will start at an MSRP of $28,800 for the newly-added S grade, making it the lowest priced five-passenger electric vehicle sold in the United States. Depending on location, some consumers may purchase the vehicle for as low as $18,800 with qualifying federal and state tax credits, putting the LEAF on par with gas-powered vehicles of its size.

Nissan’s objective for the LEAF has always been to produce an affordable zero-emission vehicle for the mass market, and the 2013 LEAF is a prime example of that commitment with increased value at every trim level, making it more accessible for more people.

“With nearly 50,000 LEAFs on the road globally, we are the leaders in zero emissions vehicles and our class-leading product just got better,” said Billy Hayes, Global vice president of LEAF sales for Nissan. “From the very outset, Nissan has continuously advanced and refined the affordable zero emissions vehicle ownership experience. Now customers won't have to pay a premium for owning a green car that's really fun to drive, and that's exciting.”

Nissan recently began U.S. assembly of the 2013 Nissan LEAF at its manufacturing plant in Smyrna, Tenn., a localization initiative that further drives efficiencies by leveraging already-existing equipment and processes while also reducing exposure to fluctuations in foreign currency. The battery packs that power LEAF are built in an adjacent facility in Smyrna while the vehicle’s electric motor comes from Nissan’s powertrain plant in Decherd, Tenn., further supporting efficient manufacturing.

Eligible consumers can take advantage of a $7,500 federal tax credit, and some states and municipalities offer additional incentives. For example, California residents can get a 2013 Nissan LEAF for as low as $18,800 after the federal tax credit and state rebate of $2,500.

Nissan will also continue its lease offer for the 2013 LEAF, allowing consumers to lease the electric vehicle for as low as $199 per month for 36 months, which includes tax credits and destination charges.

Additions to the 2013 LEAF include: 17-inch alloy wheels and leather appointed interior on SL models, available Around View® Monitor and 7-speaker Bose® energy efficient audio system and a 6.6 kW onboard charger that significantly reduces 220V charging times and is standard on SV and SL models.

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2013 Nissan LEAF:
Model - MSRP*
LEAF S - $28,800 USD
LEAF SV - $31,820 USD
LEAF SL - $34,840 USD
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Re: 2013 LEAF Pricing and Features

Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:15 pm

I'm in! Thanks for the info Jeff, these are the kind of numbers I'd been waiting for. I've already emailed my local dealer to get me into a white S model, since I can't afford a Model S :lol:

(Edit: Feb 9th 2013, I put in my order for a white S trim Leaf. I'll receive it in March, perhaps April, says my dealer. A friend of mine came with me and ordered one too! The dealer was happy to make two easy sales and gave us a great deal; invoice minus $600! Two year lease, $2K down, $160/mth)
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Re: 2013 LEAF Pricing and Features

Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:16 pm

Great to see this, thanks for posting it to MNL. Very welcome news.Image

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Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:20 pm

Very nice. Glad to see this!
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Re: 2013 LEAF Pricing and Features

Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:22 pm

Hey, Team Nissan!!!

what does a battery replacement with trade-in of old battery cost for a 2011-installed?

will the price be standardized for all dealerships?

will the trade-in of an old battery be one price or vary depending on battery condition?
any update would be most helpful to current owners, help stabilize resale for current owners, and help get them into new LEAFs, or continue with their current ones.
if you can price the entire line of 2013 LEAFs, surely you can price a battery.
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Re: 2013 LEAF Pricing and Features

Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:27 pm

Great - about $1k less than my guess. Package prices ?
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Re: 2013 LEAF Pricing and Features

Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:28 pm

Very good news! If you live in California and need more than one car, buying a Leaf is now a no-brainer. Nissan should be able to sell truckloads of Leafs here.
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Re: 2013 LEAF Pricing and Features

Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:34 pm

That's great pricing, I'm in. Any word on pricing for the options?

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Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:34 pm

This what I was expecting, MSRP have always room to negotiate

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Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:37 pm

Even with some option packages it appears that the SV and SL will be somewhat cheaper than the 2012 models and the after tax credit price for the S is quite attractive. Good news I think.
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