2013 Nissan Leaf updates announced

In Yokohama Japan, Nissan announced the release of the updated Nissan Leaf. Currently only available in Japan, these features are expected to trickle over to the North American market as well.

The Nissan Leaf is in its second iteration.

Since debuting in December 2010, Nissan has sold over 43,000 Leaf electric vehicles around the world making it the number one selling EV worldwide.

The new iteration of the Nissan Leaf will offer the same excellent performance and driving fell, along with smooth acceleration and great handling. The S Grade Nissan Leaf has been added for the new model version – it joins the G and X models. Nissan said there is no performance sacrifice in the S model but didn’t mention how they are able to lower the price.

Some of the upgrades in the new Nissan Leaf are:

  • Available genuine leather seats
  • BOSEĀ® Energy Efficient Series sound system
  • Around View Monitor which assists parking at roadsides
  • Enhanced regenerative braking performance
  • A power-saving heating system.
  • Driving range of 228km at a full charge (JC08 mode)

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