CarsDirect posted earlier this month price guidance for those who are considering buying or leasing a 2015 Nissan LEAF.
Sales of LEAF this year decreased significantly compared to 2014 (see graph below). Part of the equation are newly expired leases on LEAFs with up to $7,000 credit/discounts.
There are plenty of new 2015 LEAFs available for thousands less than MSRP in California! In 17 markets, Nissan offers “No Charge to Charge” valued at around $1,000.
After deducting federal tax credits and, in some cases state incentives, LEAFs become more affordable then ever before, both brand new and used.
CarsDirect noted that entry level 2015 LEAF S leases start at $199/month for 36 months and $2,399 due at signing.
"Excellent lease specials:
You can still lease a 2015 LEAF S for as little as $199/month for 36 months. This offer includes a massive $10,025 rebate already factored into this price and a mileage allowance of 12,000 miles per year, and it requires $2,399 due at signing, which is more than usual for this model.
Outstanding finance offer:
It's also a great month to finance. Nissan is offering exceptionally low rates this month starting at 0% APR for up to 72 months plus a whopping $5,000 finance bonus (up from $3,500 last month) for well-qualified customers."
It seems that Nissan is doing everything they can to stay above 2,000 sales a month, at least before the 2016 LEAF with a new larger battery pack (30 kWh)/range option has a chance to reverse the trend.
Checking on the early sales returns during the first 2 weeks of July, it seems promotions are being successful, with sales higher in most states.
Nissan LEAF sales in US