For the 2013 model year, Nissan has worked to create an even better and more drivable EV. The 2013 Nissan LEAF features a new, base-level, S-trim, refined electronics, improved charging and battery life, and new technology. Offering better features than ever before, the 2013 LEAF would be a great option for drivers who want the satisfaction of never paying for gasoline again, but are concerned about EV range or comfort.
The new LEAF lineup for 2013 now consists of three, unique, trim levels. The LEAF SV and LEAF SL carry over from last year, with a few upgrades and improvements, and the new LEAF S provides buyers with a lower cost entry point into the world of gasoline-free driving.
Standard features, included even on the LEAF S, consist of 6-way manual adjustable driver’s and 4-way manual adjustable passenger’s seats; full, power windows with driver’s side “one-touch” automatic function; power locks with auto-lock function; a trip computer featuring driving time, range, outside temperature, instant energy consumption, and average energy consumption; center console with a storage bin; automatic climate control; a 3.6 kW charger; variable intermittent wipers; and 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers.
The SV trim level adds some great technology and convenience features. A 7-inch color LCD screen displays CARWINGS telematics and the Nissan Navigation system, Pandora for iPhone, and more. A quicker charging, 6.6kW charger is included and a more efficient, hybrid heating system helps reduce the draw on batteries. Aluminum-alloy rims, a 6-speaker audio system, partially recycled seating, cruise control, and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror make the ride a bit more stylish and enjoyable. B-Mode driving is also added; increasing the aggressiveness of regenerative braking for increased range.
Finally, the SL trim level tops off the lineup with some great luxury features and even more energy-saving technology. This trim level adds auto on/off LED headlights, which use about half of the energy compared to traditional Halogen lighting, and fog lights. HomeLink and leather seats increase comfort and convenience on the inside while 17-inch Aluminum-alloy wheels help with styling. A quick-charge port is available along with a spoiler mounted solar panel to help with charging.
Be sure to stop by Nissan of Clinton for more information about the latest EV from Nissan. One final feature of the 2013 LEAF is the option to add packages to any trim level for a personalized experience.