The refreshed Nissan LEAF will go on sale in the UK in June and, for the first time ever, buyers can opt to lease the LEAF's battery pack or to outright purchase the vehicle, battery included.

The lease structure is similar to what's offered on the Renault Zoe, but pricing is slightly higher for the LEAF.

Here's Nissan's graphic on how this lease or buy deal works for the LEAF in the UK:


Seems simple to understand, right?  Choose a trim (Visia, Acenta or Tekna), pick whether you'd like to outright buy the vehicle and battery or buy the LEAF and lease the battery, then select a contract term and your annual mileage.

The cheapest out-of-pocket way to go is to buy the LEAF in Visia trim for £15,990 ($24,583 US) after the UK's £5,000 plug-in grant.  Then you'd have to lease the battery pack for between £70 ($108 US) and £129 ($198 US) per month.

The highest out-of-pocket LEAF will be to outright purchase the vehicle and battery on the top-of-the-range Tekna version.  This will set buyers back £25,490 ($39,188 US) after incentives.  Of course, there would be no monthly battery lease fee attached to this purchase example.

Full details on the updated 2013 LEAF can be found in our comprehensive post on the freshened Euro-Spec LEAF.

All Euro-spec LEAFs will be built at Nissan's Sunderland factory in the UK.  Production began on the LEAF there in late March.

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