Yesterday: 2014 Nissan LEAF Coming In October, Today: 2014 Nissan LEAF Coming In December

JUL 17 2013 BY JAY COLE 9

2013 Nissan LEAF Enjoys A Few Extra Months "In The Sun"

2013 Nissan LEAF Enjoys A Few Extra Months “In The Sun”

Yesterday, we dutifully reported that the new 2014 Nissan LEAF would be arriving at a dealership near you this October (that is provided you are in the United States…and probably inside California’s cozy, EV-friendly borders) via a Nissan media press release.

A 2013 Nissan LEAF Demonstrates A Little V2G This Summer

A 2013 Nissan LEAF Demonstrates A Little V2G This Summer

Apparently, Nissan has thought better of that estimate, and has stealthfully altered said press release to now state that the 2014 Nissan LEAF will be “Available December 2013“.

This new timetable makes more sense to us here at Inside EVs, as we were left scratching our head after our guy in Smyrna had told us that production on the 2014 model year LEAF was not set to begin until at least September of this year.

Anyway, we just thought you should know.

Here are the new details on the 2014 Nissan LEAF, which due to a very short 2013 production schedule, has been left mostly unchanged.

  • RearView Monitor becomes standard on all grades (previously part of the Charge Package)
  • Updated EV-IT functionality with voice destination entry and SMS readout
  • Still Offered in S, SV and SL models

Most importantly (at least to most), Nissan has not yet announcing the pricing on the 2014 edition.  When it happens, we will let you know.

…then let you know again the next day if it changes.

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9 Comments on "Yesterday: 2014 Nissan LEAF Coming In October, Today: 2014 Nissan LEAF Coming In December"

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I’m not really that concerned since I doubt there will be any changes that anyone cares about.

The 2014 Leaf, coming in 2015!

That would actually be acceptable, but better in 2014.

Why do they call it the 2014 version???
It was neither developed nor will it be first built or sold in 2014.

Why not go all out an call it the 2050 version?!?

Dumb marketing strategy for the dumb masses…

so what is this.?
GM putting off.
Nissan putting off.
It’s like everyone is in a holding pattern.
GM needs to make the next move!

Texas Hold’em

In other news, Audi’s E-tron is back on schedule … wait,it has just been cancelled again.

Makes me think that something technical is not ready. Maybe a battery upgrade so it’ll go 120miles on a charge?

Or, it was a mistake on the first press release. Happens.

Not so different than Bombardier’s C-Series Airplane – First Flight will be in January…..Wait – 1st Flight in June….Wait – not yet – but for sure by End of July! Hopefully they get it done – but with the summer heat kicking in – I can guess they might miss by a few more days as people get fried in the Factories!

As for the next LEAF – They all need the Base models up – with the CHAdeMO installed and wired up for level 3 access that they are now going all out to install at least a 100 of them at US Dealers! (Unknown if any of the Level 3 Chargers will make Canadian Dealers at present!)

No New Battery Cells or Chemistries expected until 2016 – 2017 at the earliest yet. Probably in line with GM or Tesla for new timings on Energy Density upgrades.

Here in GA there are Leaf’s everywhere. Mostly Indian people driving them which my profiling, racist mind instantly makes me double take and say, “those must finally be a good deal.” Well it lined right up with the price reduction and now they are all over the place. I would say 1 out of 20 cars within 10 sq miles is an EV here.