The Nissan Leaf has received a minor 180 USD price hike for the 2014 model year in United States.

The Nissan Leaf has received a minor 180 USD price hike for the 2014 model year in United States.

Nissan plans on selling the 2014 Leaf in the same S, SV and SL trim levels but you will have to pay an additional 180 USD for the base model compared to 2013MY which means the cheapest Leaf costs 28,980 USD, excluding 850 USD destination & handling charges (and the cute girl). It should be noted the model qualifies for a federal income tax credit of 7,500 USD, as well as other local and state incentives applicable in certain areas across United States.

Customers can configure the EV with a variety of optional packages brining goodies such a seven-speaker Bose sound system and Around View Monitor. The price increase is justified by the now standard RearView Monitor which up until now was available within the optional Charge Package. Also new for the 2014MY is a fresh paint called Gun Metallic which increases the number of exterior hues to seven.

As a reminder, the Nissan Leaf is powered by an electric motor providing 107 bhp (80 kW) and 187 lb-ft (253 Nm) of torque. The electric vehicle can return 126 MPGe city / 101 MPGe highway / 114 MPGe combined and has a maximum range of 84 miles (135 km) before running out of juice.

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn told Automotive News yesterday he wants Leaf sales to double in United States compared to 2013 when they delivered 22,610 units, representing an impressive 130 percent increase over 2012.

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