Today we bring some big news from Nissan as they announced a significant price cut for the 2013 Leaf. While the 2012MY is priced from 35,200 USD (including the 850 USD destination charge), the 2013MY will be available for as low as 28,800 USD, representing a 6,400 USD or 18 percent price reduction. We should mention that the price tag of the 2013 model year does not include the destination charge. One of the reasons for this huge discount is Nissan’s decision to switch production of the Leaf to United States. They have invested no less than 1.8 billion USD to offer the necessary production facilities for their electric vehicle.
The Nissan Leaf will be manufactured from now at Nissan’s plant in Tennessee and it’s important to mention that starting with this spring the Leaf will be offered with a limited warranty on battery capacity loss which will be available for 60,000 miles or the first five years, whichever comes first.
The Leaf hasn’t been doing so well as last year Nissan estimated they would sell 20,000 cars but in the end they managed to deliver less than 50 percent of that. To entice customers, the Japanese automaker is offering the Leaf with a lease that starts from just 199 USD / month for 36 months.