Nissan in April introduced a new facelift for 2023 and now the company has announced the model will start at $27,800. Just like most other electric vehicle manufacturers that are raising prices, the 2023 Leaf is $400 more expensive than its predecessor.
A fresh look that is immediately visible is the shape of the front grille, curved bumpers and headlights that are sweetened with black sweeps on the inside. The Nissan badge also has a shimmer as a new design identity. 2023 Leaf comes in two trims namely Leaf S and Leaf SV Plus.
Leaf S uses a lithium-ion battery with a power of 40 kWh and a 110 kW electric motor, capable of producing 147 hp and 320 Nm of torque equivalent. While the Leaf SV Plus uses a 160 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 160 kW electric motor, capable of serving 214 hp and 339 Nm of torque.
The 2023 Nissan Leaf comes with a variety of driver assistance systems including Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, and Blind Spot Warning and Blind Spot Intervention.
Other features offered by the 2023 Nissan Leaf are Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Lane Intervention, and High Beam Assist. They are joined by Intelligent Forward Collision Warning, RearView Monitor, and Rear Door Alert.
You can bring a 2023 Nissan Leaf SV Plus home for $35,800 and that’s $400 more than last year’s variant. The SV Plus comes with additional equipment including an LED light unit, heated exterior mirrors and 17-inch alloy wheels.
However, it should be noted that the Chevrolet Bolt is no longer eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit while the Leaf is.