Nissan has announced a significant 6,400 USD price cut for the 2013 Leaf. Built in the United States.
Nissan has announced a significant 6,400 USD price cut for the 2013 Leaf.
By switching production to the United States at the Smyrna factory in Tennessee, Nissan was able to reduce the price tag of its electric car by 18 percent. While the 2012MY started from 35,200 USD, the 2013 model year will set you back as low as 28,800 USD. The price tag does not include the destination charge which for the 2012MY was 850 USD.
At the plant in Tennessee, Nissan has invested 1.8 billion USD to offer mass production facilities for the 2013 Leaf. As previously mentioned, the revised Leaf will be offered in the United States starting this spring with a limited warranty on battery capacity loss for the first five years or 60,000 miles.
Nissan is taking a bold move with the U.S. made Leaf since last year they planned on selling 20,000 units but ended up delivering less than half of that. A lease offer for the 2013 Leaf starts at 199 USD / month for 36 months. The price includes taxes and destination fees.