Nissan is sweetening the deal on its 2023 LEAF with price cuts in the thousands— making the LEAF the cheapest new EV you can buy!
Nissan has had the LEAF out on the market for over a decade, with the most recent major update coming with the launch of the 2nd-generation car back in 2017. Now, Nissan hopes to keep the car relevant for the 2023 model year by putting it “on sale” with a $4,245 – 6,545 price drop (depending on trim level), making the LEAF the cheapest EV you can buy.at a lower than expected of “just” $27,800.
Add in the potential for a federal tax credit of $7,500 plus another few thousand in potential state and utility incentives, and the LEAF becomes a wildly affordable EV for dedicated e-mobility enthusiasts as well as people who are just looking at their first electric vehicle to cut down on the cost of their daily commute.
Nissan has trimmed the LEAF offerings to two trim levels, the S and SV PLUS, as part of a move to streamline the brand’s offerings and reduce their overall costs. That said, the car’s exterior went through some redesigning for the 2023 model year, with a fresh grille, front fascia, and updated headlights, as well as a set of optional, 17-inch multi-spoke wheels.
2023 Nissan LEAF w/ Updated Wheels
The LEAF’s interior has gotten some love, too, with a new black cloth upholstery option and the S trim level getting gray finishes and the SV PLUS getting gloss black.
All new LEAF models new come with Nissan’s Safety Shield® 360, which includes six active driver assistance technologies like Blind Spot Warning and Rear Automatic Braking to help drivers avoid or lessen the severity of a crash. The SV PLUS also includes the ProPILOT Assist3 and Intelligent Around View Monitor®.
In late 2021, Nissan announced its Ambition 2030 electrification plan, which set a goal of 40% of its U.S. sales to be fully electric by 2030. In early 2022, Nissan committed to investing $500 million into its Canton, Mississippi, plant in order to produce two all-new EVs.
And, if you’ve kind of forgotten about the LEAF and what it offers, here’s the official Nissan video shown at the launch of the 2nd generation, 225-mile range electric car. Enjoy!
Introducing the Nissan LEAF
SOURCE | IMAGES: NISSAN.