Nissan Leaf Gets Updates, Coming Fall 2012

Nissan Leaf Gets Updates, Coming Fall 2012

Nissan has officially announced, that sales of the updated 2012 Leaf will start in the fall of 2012. The 2012 Leaf will include the addition of a standard heater, heated outside mirrors, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and a rear HVAC duct. A quick charge port has also been added as standard equipment on Leaf SL models.

Two trim-levels are available including the SV and SL. The SL will feature a photo voltaic solar panel spoiler that supports charging of the 12-volt battery for car accessories, fog lights, auto headlights and cargo covers.

The Leaf will be powered by a 107-hp electric motor that is powered by lithium-ion cells. The Leaf is capable of driving a range of 100 miles with a top speed of 90 mph. Charging the car will take up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. However, buyers can opt for the DC 50 kW quick charger, allowing up to 80 percent charge in under 30 minutes.

The Leaf will start at $32,780 however with a federal tax-credit, prices will come in as low as $25,280.

[Source: egm Car Tech]