Today during the Detroit Auto Show Nissan announced that its 2013 Leaf – now being built in Smyrna, Tenn., for the U.S. market – has a starting MSRP of $28,800 for the new S trim level. This price lowers entry to the Leaf by $6,000.
Nissan says the 2013 Leaf is the lowest priced five-passenger EV sold in the U.S.
Pricing for the two additional up-trim levels is $31,820 for the Leaf SV, and $34,840 for the Leaf SL. Naturally also, all Leaf models are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit and potential state subsidies on a case by case basis.
The S model has standard features that include manually adjustable front seats, trip computer (instant and average energy consumption, driving time, outside temperature and autonomy range), Automatic Temperature Control (ATC), center console storage and 6.6-kilowatt (kwh) onboard charger.
Additional standard equipment includes push button start, power windows with driver’s window one-touch auto up/down, power door locks, remote charge door release, and a 12-volt power outlet and 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, among other items.
For 2013 the Nissan SV model adds the Nissan Navigation system, 7.0-inch color LCD screen, a six-speaker audio system, Pandora link for iPhone, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, a 6.6-kwh on board charger, hybrid heater system, cruise control, auto-dimming inside mirror, partially recycled cloth seat fabric, passenger side map pocket and “B-mode” regenerative braking.
The SL model adds a photovoltaic solar panel spoiler, fog lights, auto on/off headlights, cargo cover, HomeLink Universal Transceiver, a quick charge port, leather seats, LED headlights and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.