2013 Nissan Leaf
The 2013 Nissan Leaf that will go on sale in January will be a slightly different car from the 2011 and 2012 models sold in the U.S. so far. We already know the electric car will offer leather seats and a 6.6-kilowatt charger as options, along with a more efficient heating system. Now a report from Japan suggests that Nissan will offer a 2013 Leaf with longer range, as well as a lower-cost model with a smaller battery pack (which could be restricted to sales in that country). The improvement in usable range is attributed to improved performance from the battery's lithium-ion cells and a more...
2013 Nissan Leaf: What Would You Change?
The Nissan Leaf may have gone on sale in December 2010, but later this year, production of Nissan’s all-electric hatchback will start for the first time in Smyrna, Tennessee. We’ve been looking forward to the 2013 Nissan Leaf for some time, with hints from Nissan that...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2013 Nissan Easy Fill Tire Alert System: Helpful, Or Annoying?
Over the last few years, we’ve seen an increase in the amount of driver-friendly technology being added to cars to make them easier to use. Normally, that includes things like iPod connectivity, satellite navigation and bluetooth hands free, but the 2013 Nissan Altima -- along with all of...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
UK-Built 2013 Nissan Leaf To Sport Unique Europe-Only Styling
Let’s face it: Europeans and Americans have very different tastes in cars. So much so, it is common for the same car to be subtly redesigned for each market. Now Colin Lawther, vice president of Nissan engineering in Europe, has announced that the European version of the 2013 Leaf will get a...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
2013 Nissan Leaf: Better Heater, Leather Option, 6.6-kW Charger
Nissan’s all-electric Leaf hatchback has only been on sale in the U.S. for the past 15 months, but Nissan has already confirmed it will get some much-needed upgrades for the 2013 model. Speaking to The Detroit News yesterday, Mark Perry, director of product and advanced planning for Nissan...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Nissan Leaf News: Electric-Car Updates Coming For 2012, 2013
The 2011 Nissan Leaf, the world's first modern battery-electric car built in volume by a major automaker, is starting to hit its stride. Now the evolution of the Leaf is getting clearer, as Nissan officials confirmed changes and updates to the car for the 2012 and 2013 model years. More than 4,000...John Voelcker
It's one of the most radical cars ever to be built in this country, the first all-electric vehicle to go on sale in many decades. So you'd expect that when the Nissan Leaf enters production in Smyrna, Tennessee, late in 2012, it would have its very own production line, right? Nope. Not at all. Far from it, in fact. It turns out that Nissan plans to build 2013 Leaf models on the same production line it now uses for the Altima and Maxima sedans, both of which come with gasoline engines. (There's also a low-volume Altima Hybrid model.) This intermingling of different models is increasingly...