$28,980 For 2014 Nissan Leaf

It is now official, the 2014 Nissan Leaf starts at $28,980.

While announcing the $180 uptick in price, Nissan said the all-electric Leaf continues to offer outstanding value, with prices comparable to similar gasoline-powered vehicles after applicable tax credits.

Sales of the Leaf EV in the U.S. and around the world set all-time records in 2013.

In the U.S., Nissan explained the 2014 Leaf is available in three trim levels: S, SV and SL, along with option packages offering systems such as Around View Monitor and 7-speaker Bose® audio.

Enhancements to the Leaf for 2014 include the addition of the RearView Monitor as standard equipment on all models (previously part of the Charge Package) and one new exterior color – Gun Metallic, for a total of seven available colors.

The 2014 Leaf’s driving range is rated at 84 miles and MPGe ratings are 126 City, 101 Highway and 114 Combined.

MSRP for the 2014 Nissan Leaf are $28,980 for the S; $32,000 for the SV; and $35,020 for the top of the line SL. Destination and handling is $850.

The 2014, Leaf is powered by a lithium-ion battery composed of 48 compact modules and a 80 kilowatt AC synchronous motor that generates 107 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque. The lithium-ion battery pack carries a warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles.

Available in dealerships as we speak, the 2014 Leaf is assembled in the United States at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn. assembly plant, with battery assembly taking place next door in what Nissan said is the country’s largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant.