2014 Nissan Leaf Priced $180 Higher than Outgoing Model
Nissan has announced pricing for the 2014 Leaf electric vehicle will be slightly higher than the outgoing 2013 model. The zero-emission vehicle, after tax credits, competes with gas-powered models in terms of price and performance. Last year, the Nissan Leaf managed to set all-time sales records globally. Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the 2014 Nissan Leaf delivers 107 horsepower and has a driving range of 84 miles, while its MPGe ratings are 126/101/114 mpg city/highway/combined. Charging the Leaf to 80 percent can take a short 30 minutes when using a quick charge port or DC fast charger. When using a 220 volt outlet and 6.6 kW onboard charger, it will take around 5 hours to charge it to completion. However, with the Leaf S model's standard 3.6 kW onboard charger, the wait time could be up to 8 hours. New to the Leaf in 2014 are a rearview camera and a new Gun Metallic exterior color. Optional packages now offer the Around View Monitor and a seven-speaker Bose sound system. Nissan is offering the Leaf in three model options: the S, SV, and SL. The starting price for the 2014 Nissan Leaf comes in at $28,980 before the $850 destination charge, while the top-of-the-line Leaf SL will cost you $35,020 before the destination charges. Source: Nissan
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