Nissan sent out an announcement this morning for the current version of the 40 kWh 2019 LEAF with a 150 EPA mile range, but only said a longer range version is coming in the future.
Per Nissan ” NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan has announced U.S. pricing for the 2019 Nissan LEAF, on sale now at LEAF Certified Nissan dealers nationwide.
The 2019 Nissan LEAF features a starting MSRP1 of $29,990 for the LEAF S – with pricing for all three trim levels unchanged from 2018. The Nissan LEAF is the best-selling electric vehicle in the world2 with more than 348,000 global sales and over 123,000 U.S. sales since its 2010 debut.
The second-generation Nissan LEAF is the embodiment of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, the company’s approach to changing the way cars are driven, powered and integrated into society. Three key aspects of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, are Nissan Intelligent Driving, Nissan Intelligent Power and Nissan Intelligent Integration.
The 2019 LEAF features a 150-mile driving range3, attractive exterior design, roomy high- tech interior and advanced technologies including ProPILOT Assist4 and e-Pedal5.
For 2019, Nissan LEAF adds standard Rear Door Alert (RDA)6 (late availability). A longer-range version will be available in the future.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices:
LEAF S $29,990 USD
LEAF SV $32,490 USD
LESF SL $36,200 USD
Destination and Handling $895 USD”
How I See It
We are all anticipating the release of the longer range version that is speculated to have a 60 kWh battery and 200+ miles of range with much needed thermal battery management.
It is no suprise that Nissan did not announce this in a general pricing release for 2019, as any new big release would be launched and marketed in a much bigger way. Hopefully we will see the release of this “future” long range version soon.