In an attempt to save the tumbling sales of the Nissan LEAF electric-car, the company is planning to offer a budget variant of the car next year. The new entry-level trim level will be positioned below the other models and will lose some of the amenities offered on the higher-spec grades.
The Nissan LEAF is due for a facelift in early 2013, which will enter production in December in Smyrna, Tenn.
Nissan sold a total of 5,212 units of the LEAF in the United States through September, down from 7,199 in the first nine months. Nissan wanted to move a total of 20,000 units in the fiscal year.
– By: Omar Rana