Nissan announced today that customers who originally placed a reservation online to purchase the 2011 Nissan LEAF can now start the order specification process of their purchase. Consumers will now be able to choose the color and trim level of their Nissan LEAF.
“The ordering process for Nissan LEAF will be prioritized based on when consumers submitted their original reservations online and by the consumer”s market,” Nissan said in a statement. “Over the next several weeks, reservation holders will begin to receive emails informing them how to submit an order. They will contact a dealer to negotiate their price and finalize the order for the purchase or lease of Nissan LEAF.”
“Today Nissan moves one step closer to placing thousands of zero-emission electric cars on American roadways,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Nissan North America. “As more than 80 percent of those customers placing a reservation are new to Nissan, we look forward to welcoming them as they embrace Nissan”s innovation and begin zero-emission driving.”
The 2011 Nissan LEAF will be available in SV and SL trims with prices starting at $32,780 and $33,720 respectively.
Nissan said that more than 18,600 people in the United States have already made a reservation for the LEAF, coming very close to the company’s target of 20,000 by December.
Refresher: Power for the Nissan Leaf comes from a 107-hp electric-motor that runs on power supplied by lithium-ion cells. On a full-charge, the Nissan Leaf allows for a driving range of 100 miles with a top speed of 87 mph. A full charge takes up to 8 hours on a standard 200V outlet. Buyers can opt for the DC 50kW quick-charger, which recharges the battery up to 80 percent in under 30 minutes. Prices for the 2011 Nissan LEAF will start at $32,780 but with a federal tax-credit prices will come in as low as $25,280, or for a lease payment of $349 a month.
2011 Nissan Leaf:
MY 2011 Nissan LEAF SV: $32,780
Well-equipped high technology features with surprising customer convenience items, including:
- All-New Dedicated EV Platform
- 3.3 kW Onboard Charger
- Standard Charge Port (240V)
- Palm-Shift Drive Selector
- Recycled Cloth Seat Fabric
- No Charge For 36 Months
- CARWINGS (Telematics) Roadside Assistance
- 5 Exterior Colors
- Laminated 24 kWh Lithium Ion Battery
- Portable Trickle Charge Cable (120V)
- Navigation System
- Regenerative Braking
- 16″ Alloy Wheels
- No Charge For 36 Months
Model Year 11 Nissan LEAF SL: $33,720
In addition to standard SV features, includes:
- Photovoltaic Solar Panel Spoiler
- Fog Lights
- Cargo Cover
- RearView Monitor (RVM)
- Automatic On/Off Headlights
- Homelink® Universal Transceiver
Quick Charge Option: $700
Available with the SL trim, this charge port on the vehicle will allow for charging to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes at compatible high voltage public charging stations.
– By: Omar Rana