Nissan Adds Features, Increases Price for 2012 LEAF
The Nissan LEAF will cost a little more green when the 2012 model goes on sale this fall. The base price will be $35,200, that's nearly $2,500 more than the 2011 model year. Lease price will be $369 per month, up $19. Nissan says the price increase is attributable to added standard equipment, including quick charging and cold-weather features. The cold-weather features include a battery warmer, heated steering wheel, and heated seats in both the front and rear.
Currently the EV is only available in six states, but starting next week, Nissan is adding Washington, D.C., Illinois and eight Southeastern states. The company plans to add 12 more states by the end of this year, including New York.