Published on January 16th, 2013 | by Christopher DeMorro22
NAIAS 2013: Nissan Leaf S Model Drops $6,400 In Price
The new Nissan Leaf S model will have a starting MSRP of just $28,800, compared to the $35,200 MSRP of the 2012 Nissan Leaf SV. The other Nissan Leaf Models also see a price drop, with the SV model now starting at $31,820, and the top-trim SL model going for $34,840. Nissan credits the move to American-based manufacturing in Smyrna, Tenn. for making these much-lower prices possible.
The Nissan Leaf S model still has plenty of features including air conditioning, power windows and locks, and push-button start. Stepping up from the S to SV model though gets you 16-inch aluminum wheels, a 6.6 kW onboard charger (up from the 3.3 kW charger on the S model), a hybrid heating system, upgraded speakers, and a 7-inch LCD display.
Finally, the SL model adds 17-inch wheels, leather seats, a 480-volt fast-charging port, LED lights, and a solar panel-equipped spoiler. With states like California offering a $2,500 tax rebate on EVs, combined with the $7,500 rebate from the Federal government, the Nissan Leaf now feels like the pricing is a lot more appropriate.