Folks thinking about getting the Nissan LEAF but haven’t invested their hard earned cash into getting one will be pleased to know that their patience has paid off. Nissan has just announced that it launching an updated Nissan LEAF based on feedback of thousands of owners who have already driving one around. The new features will be available in the 2012 model which will also be sold in more regions in the US.
The updated Nissan LEAF will feature additional standard equipment like quick charging, and cold weather optimization. The 2012 Nissan LEAF SL trim level will have a DC Fast Charge capability that will allow the car to be charged at 480V – reducing its charge time to under 30 minutes for 80% battery from a fully depleted state. As for cold weather optimizations, all new Nissan LEAF vehicles will come with a battery warmer, heated steering wheel and heated front and rear seats to keep the car running and its passengers warm in cold weather.
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the 2012 Nissan LEAF is $35,200 for the SV trim level, and $37,250 for the SL trim level. Sounds like some pretty nifty features especially for folks in colder states in the country. How many of you have plans to purchase a Nissan LEAF in the future?