Rolling into 2019, Nissan has decided to leave LEAF pricing as is.
That's fine by us, as the LEAF is still the most affordable electric car available today with a range of over 150 miles.
While pricing is okay, what we're disappointed by is the fact that Nissan still is reluctant to commit to a date for the highly anticipated 60-kWh version that reportedly will come with active thermal management for the battery pack.
However, this vague mention is buried in the pricing release:
A longer-range version will be available in the future.
We believe this to be the first time the automaker has publicly acknowledged the longer-range LEAF.
Perhaps the 60-kWh LEAF will be sold later this year as a Model Year 2020 offering? Since the competition is heating up and sales of the LEAF are lagging, likely due to the fact that its range is not quite up there with the big boys these days, the 60-kWh LEAF can't come soon enough.
Gallery: Nissan Confirms "Longer-Range Version" Of LEAF Coming In The Future
Full press blast below:
Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2019 LEAF
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 Prices1 (MSRP) for the 2019 Nissan LEAF are:
LEAF S $29,990 USD LEAF SV $32,490 USD LEAF SL $36,200 USD Destination and Handling $895 USD
About the 2019 Nissan LEAF The 2019 Nissan LEAF’s lithium-ion battery pack delivers an estimated range of 150 miles, which satisfies the daily driving needs of most LEAF owners.
Available technology and convenience features include standard e-Pedal, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), automatic on/off headlights, Nissan Intelligent Key™ with Push Button Start, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, Automatic Temperature Control with HVAC timer (7.0-inch information display) and 60/40 split fold-down rear seat.
Also available are NissanConnect with Navigation featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, NissanConnect Services Powered by SiriusXM®, Bose® Premium Audio with seven speakers, Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC), Quick Charge Port, Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Intelligent Around View® Monitor (I-AVM) and Intelligent Driver Alertness (I-DA).
Every 2019 Nissan LEAF is offered with a limited warranty7 covering defects in materials or workmanship for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, for the lithium-ion battery pack. Nissan also provides a limited warranty against battery capacity loss below nine bars of capacity as shown on the vehicle’s battery capacity level gauge for the first eight years or 100,000 miles for all models.
For more information on the 2019 LEAF and the complete Nissan vehicle lineup, please visit NissanNews.com.