2018 Nissan Leaf: Full Details by September, Sweetened Lease Terms inside the Meantime
Deliveries of the long-anticipated 2018 Nissan Leaf are expected by the end of the year. as well as while there’ve been some spy photos, hints via executives, concept cars, as well as healthy speculation, Nissan still hasn’t confirmed much about the completely brand-new, second-generation design of its all-electric hatchback.
Except today, the idea has disclosed that will the globe premiere for the 2018 Leaf will be in September. According to Brian Maragno, director of Leaf sales as well as marketing for North America, the automaker plans to reveal full specs, pricing, trim levels, as well as features at that will time. as well as until the brand-new car’s launch, the idea’s offering some sweetheart deals for many of those leasing the current Leaf.
To give Leaf drivers more incentive to stay inside the fold, Nissan is actually offering easy lease extensions for those with leases expiring in 2017—for a year in some cases, or until taking delivery of a brand-new 2018 Leaf—as well as a chance to waive three monthly payments. This particular extension is actually risk-free. Maragno says they’re only asking that will lessees hold on to your vehicle until the premiere; then, after they’ve had a chance to see the brand-new one, if they still want to turn in an older Leaf as well as take their business elsewhere, they can. Existing Leaf lessees may also purchase their cars at a reduced cost; Nissan will treat the idea as a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle, which extends the limited warranty as well as roadside assistance.
Asking the Leaf Loyal to Have Faith
Maragno, who pointed to the especially strong relationship Nissan has with Leaf owners, says that will these incentives aim to help bridge existing drivers to the brand-new design. “We’re asking them to extend without knowing all the information about the brand-new car yet, so the idea only makes sense for us to help with that will extension.”
Given the dearth of information, those who drive a Leaf today might understandably be tempted not only by the Chevrolet Bolt EV that will is actually already on sale, offering a 238-mile range as well as starting at $37,495, yet by the upcoming Tesla design 3, which is actually required to offer at least a 215-mile range in its base $35,000 guise as well as begin arriving This particular fall (assuming Tesla meets its target date). There’s also the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, that has a lower $30,335 base cost as well as a 124-mile range that will, while significantly shorter than Bolt or design 3’s range, can still go father on a charge than the 2017 Leaf’s 107-mile range. The Ioniq Electric arrives in April.
The 2018 Nissan Leaf is actually required to remain an affordable compact hatchback yet to purge some of its EV weirdness. Several battery packs will likely offer a choice of longer driving ranges up to as well as over 0 miles. as well as in design, the brand-new Leaf is actually required to closely follow the design themes as well as details teased inside the automaker’s Sway concept via the 2015 Geneva auto show as well as to feature some of the autonomous technology previewed inside the IDS concept via the Tokyo auto show last fall.
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“When we deliver This particular car to customers, we’re very confident that will the all-brand-new Leaf is actually going to exceed their expectations in terms of range, tech, design, as well as value,” said Maragno.
Current owners as well as lessees are urged to call Nissan North America’s concierge service at 855-467-3214, to discuss their options; as the deal might also extend to those who have newer cars with more time left on their leases.