2015 Nissan LEAF Priced Slightly Higher In Canada, Arrives This Month

JUN 19 2014 BY JAY COLE 8

Vive la différence

Vive la difference: 2015 “Morningsky Blue” Nissan LEAF Replaces “Blue Ocean”  (Hint: the new one is on the left)

The Nissan LEAF is not a particularly strong seller in Canada.  The most ever sold in one month was 101 units – which was last month (versus the record setting 3,117 that were sold in the US in May), while just 358 have been sold so far this year.

2015 Nissan LEAF Gets A Slight Price Bump In Canada

2015 Nissan LEAF Gets A Slight Price Bump In Canada

However that has not stopped Nissan Canada from divulging ‘next model year’ specs to us the last two years running, as well as foreshadowing pricing and arrival dates for the US.

For 2015, the changes are mostly negligible (you can find all the details here).

There is a slightly new color choice – Morningsky Blue“ which replaces “Blue Ocean”, and the entry level (S) now gets standard cruise control, while the two higher trim levels (SV/SL) get the new EV-IT update.  Also the “blue chrome” bits on the LEAF’s ev-specific emblems (hint look at the wheels) are now just straight chrome for the most part.

Range is unchanged at 84 miles via 2015 EPA ratings.

As for pricing, those hoping to see another reduction in the MSRP for the 2015 around the world are most likely going to be disappointed, as pricing has slightly increased in Canada:

  • S Trim –  2014 – $31,688, 2015 – $31,798  ($29,255 USD) +$100
  • SV Trim – 2014 – $34,998, 2015 – $35,048 ($32,368 USD) +$50
  • SL Trim – 2014 – $38,398, 2015 – $38,548 ($35,600 USD) +$150
2015 Nissan LEAF Spec Sheet (Canada) - Click To Enlarge

2015 Nissan LEAF Spec Sheet (Canada) – Click To Enlarge

We also noted in April that 2014 MY production was closing unexpectedly early in Smyrna, TN after less than 8 months worth of assembly time…and that 2015s would be rolling off the line by that month’s end.  And sure enough, InsideEVs has learned that the first 2015 Nissan LEAFs are expected to leave port in Vancouver by early next week.  US deliveries are expected to start in early July…so make with the pricing announcement already Nissan USA.

So while you are waiting for the 2015 Nissan LEAF to be priced in your part of the world, why not spend some time at Nissan Canada’s website, which has just been updated to include 2015 specs!

The Nissan LEAF is eligible for up to $8,500 in provincial credits in Ontario and $8,000 in Quebec.

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“The Nissan LEAF is not a particularly strong seller in Canada.”

Ths has been more a supply issue from Nissan North America vs. customer demand. Some LEAF customers have waited 3-4 months to have their LEAF order delivered. It’s getting better that production number in TN have increased, but inventory still appears to be limiting sales.

While the new LEAF market has been slow, the secondary market is hotter with imports of ‘used’ LEAFs from the USA. It would be interesting to see registration numbers for LEAFs in Canada? (particularly from BC, ON, & QB)

Thanks Jay … good point on need for incentives. Agree ’14 MY sales have been better than ’13 MY.

Incentives have been proven to shorten time to reach a critical mass of EVs so dealers are comfortable (stocking and selling) and to justify initial public infrastructure deployments.

FYI: @Jay

Nominations for first-ever EV Dealership Awards Program (in Canada) http://www.electricity.ca/media/news/NewsReleases2014/EVAwardsNewsReleaseNominationsOpen.pdf