RonDawg wrote:The Leafs with light colored interiors have a two-tone dark brown dash top with a tan dash front that matches the rest of the interior. It's notorious for how easily it gets dirty.
You must be looking at the Leaf S or SL, which only come with black interiors. The SV can be had with the light colored interior as mentioned above and prior to 2013 it was the only interior color available.
Yep on all of the above.
Nissan got feedback that the fabric surfaces of the light interior of the '11 and '12 Leaf got dirty too easily (I was at the meeting w/the Chief Vehicle Engineer, Mark Perry, Nissan execs and engineers at Google in Dec 2011). Unfortunately, Nissan went overboard w/the forced black on the '13+ S and SL. I do wish Nissan offered just a darker interior than the light grey in addition to existing colors. And, that choosing S and SL wouldn't force black on you.
I had leased a '13 SV w/light interior. For the used '13 SV I own now, since I own it, I bit the bullet and got black even though I don't like it much.