Nissan is starting the New LEAF promo train with a lease offer that isn't quite as enticing as we hoped to see.

For just $229 per month, you can lease a new 2018 LEAF. That monthly rate is amazing for a 36-month lease, but the down payment (or initial payment) of $3,979 is a bit steep.

More Deals - New Nissan LEAF Lease Deal Of $229 Per Month, Lots Down

Sure, you can put less down and pay more per month, but it's still going to work out to around $356 per month over the life of the lease when you add together down plus monthly.  With that said, this is the starting point for new LEAF leasing, and as we have seen in the past, discounts and better deals are always just up ahead.

Nissan says this LEAF lease deal applies to the 2018 LEAF S, which has a base MSRP of $29,990.

In addition to the lease deal, Nissan is offering a rather swell 0% APR for 72 months on a buy. So, buy if you can. Lease if you must.

Lastly, if you look at the image below, it seems Nissan is indicating that LEAF sales will begin on January 23, 2018. Or perhaps we're reading too much into the starting offer date. U.S. production did indeed kick off a couple weeks back, so we assume sales should commence soon. Either way, you'll have to apparently wait until the end of next month to get these deals.

What say you? Do these lease/finance deals entice you to get the new LEAF?