2013 Nissan LEAF Press Kit: Overview

 

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Now in its third model year, the highly innovative, industry leading Nissan LEAF pure electric vehicle features an extensive list of important enhancements for 2013. Importantly, LEAF is now assembled in the United States at Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn. assembly plant, with battery production taking place right next door in the country's largest lithium-ion automotive battery plant.

Changes to the 2013 Nissan LEAF start with improved energy efficiency* due to refined aerodynamics, a wider range of regenerative braking, improved energy management and a newly available 6.6 kW onboard charger that reduces 220V charging time nearly in half to approximately four hours for full charge*. In addition, a new lower priced entry-level LEAF S grade joins the previous SV and SL grades, while an array of feature enhancements are added to the LEAF SL grade, including leather-appointed seating and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Also, three new option packages are available – offering advanced systems such as Around View® Monitor and 7-speaker Bose® energy efficient audio.

Due to efficiency improvements, the 2013 Nissan LEAF is expected to offer improved range, with testing on the EPA test cycle to be announced at a later date.

The 2013 LEAF is a great example of how Nissan listens to our customers to improve our products. While some buyers simply wanted a more affordable option like the new LEAF S trim, many asked us for additional features and functionality, such as a state of charge meter, faster charging, improved range and more premium amenities such as leather seating and Bose audio," said Erik Gottfried, Nissan's director of Electric Vehicle Marketing and Sales Strategy. "We are delivering these items and more to LEAF customers—and at a lower price than the 2012 model."

Other 2013 model year additions include an available hybrid heater system that provides superior cold weather performance while consuming less energy; a new available "B" drive mode that increases regenerative braking during deceleration; and a new charge port light and lock, with a charge port door release button added to the intelligent key fob.

Enhanced interior features range from a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel to a new black interior color and sun visor extensions. Rear cargo space has been increased to 24 cubic feet with the 2nd row seat upright by relocating the onboard charger to the front of the vehicle. There is 30 cubic feet of cargo space with the standard 60/40-split rear seat folded down.

EV-IT improvements for 2013 include a new "Eco route" feature added to the available navigation system that includes suggested power-saving alternative routes – plus Google® local search, Pandora® link for iPhone® and iPod® cover art. The new Google Places search function allows LEAF owners to look for area restaurants, shops and other points of interest and browse user reviews using Google's POI database to get the most up-to-date information at all times.

"Since its launch, Nissan LEAF has delighted customers with its environmental friendliness, its quiet and spacious interior and its surprising, fun-to-drive character," said Gottfried. "The changes to the new, U.S.-built 2013 LEAF will help Nissan achieve our goal to offer truly attainable zero-emission vehicles to the mass-market."

A Dedicated EV Platform, Innovative Battery Design
The front-wheel drive LEAF again uses a dedicated EV platform with batteries housed in the floor for optimum vehicle packaging and weight distribution. The body design includes a rigid-mounted battery frame, which helps provide greater body rigidity compared to a conventional compact car.

LEAF rides on a 106.3-inch wheelbase, with a 175.0-inch overall length, 69.7-inch width and 61.0-inch height. Dimensionally, the Nissan LEAF falls in between the Nissan Altima and Nissan Versa, and like those vehicles provides room for five adults and a good-sized cargo area. Placing the batteries in the floor of the vehicle provides optimum weight distribution to help enhance handling and allows for five-passenger seating by not intruding into the cabin space. LEAF's 24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery is comprised of 48 compact modules of four cells each (192 cells total), which allows a high degree of packaging flexibility. The batteries are designed to maximize drive time and minimize charging time.

The battery was developed by the Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC), a joint venture of Nissan and NEC. Unlike conventional cylindrical batteries, the thin, compact laminated cells offer more flexibility in design applications. The battery powers a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor, rated at 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, which drives the front wheels through a single speed reducer. Unlike a conventional internal combustion engine, LEAF has 100 percent of its torque available from start, delivering smooth, consistent acceleration and the driving feel similar to a conventional V6 engine.

The Nissan LEAF offers a number of charging options. A charge port is located in the front body for the 220V charger and portable trickle charge cable (110V). A charge port light and lock has been added for 2013. The available Quick Charge Port (standard on SL, optional on S, SV) allows charging to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes at public charging stations using a DC fast charger. There is also a standard photovoltaic solar panel spoiler on SL models, which supports charging of the 12-volt battery for vehicle accessories.

For 2013, LEAF SV and SL grades feature a new 6.6 kW onboard charger that reduces 220V charging time nearly in half to approximately 4 hours for a full charge. The system is optionally available on the LEAF S, which in standard form will utilize a 3.6 kW onboard charger. All LEAF models come with a standard portable trickle charge cable.

"The combination of increased range, faster level-two charging and the growing availability of infrastructure in the U.S., including quick chargers, gives LEAF owners even more flexibility and confidence that the car will meet their everyday driving needs," said Gottfried.
The 2013 Nissan LEAF again uses an independent strut suspension with stabilizer bar in front and a torsion beam rear suspension with integrated stabilizer bar. Responsive steering is provided by a vehicle-speed-sensitive electric power steering system.

Braking is provided by power-assisted front vented disc/solid rear disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. LEAF's standard regenerative braking system helps increase range. By applying the brakes or reducing speed by letting off the accelerator, the electric motor acts as an electric generator, converting energy that would otherwise be wasted into battery energy. The new "B-mode" (SV and SL grades) allows the driver to engage an even more aggressive level of regenerative braking while decelerating, such as when going down hills. The "B-mode" is in addition to the normal and Eco drive modes. The Eco mode increases regenerative braking, assists in limiting motor output and reduces HVAC power output.

Because Nissan LEAF does not have an internal combustion engine, Nissan has incorporated an "Approaching Vehicle Sound for Pedestrians" system, which is designed to alert pedestrians that a vehicle is approaching. When driving at low speeds, the system emits a sound from a speaker at the front of the vehicle. When the vehicle's speed reaches 19 mph, pedestrians are able to hear the car moving and the "approaching sound" automatically turns off. If the vehicle speed drops below 16 mph, the sound comes on again.

Exterior Designed for "Smart Fluidity"
Nissan LEAF's dedicated EV body is designed to offer "smart fluidity" – a fusion of sophisticated aerodynamic management and aerodynamic acoustics with the freedom provided by the new EV layout.

The smooth, elegant movement of the body starts from the low, compact hood, moves through the iconic shoulder character line and on toward the large rear spoiler.

The distinctive exterior styling is characterized by sharp, upright V-shaped design featuring long, up-slanting headlights with a blue internal reflective appearance. The headlights split and redirect airflow away from the door mirrors, reducing wind noise and drag. LED headlights, which consume about 50 percent of the electricity of halogen headlights, are standard on LEAF SL (and optional on SV). Heated outside mirrors are standard on all grades.

In the rear, the slim-type aerodynamic LED taillight design and crisp corners combine with the aerodynamic rear bumper with rear diffuser to manage the aerodynamics of the rear end without compromising rear interior roominess. The coefficient of drag for 2013 has been improved to 0.28 (versus the previous 0.29).

The exterior also utilizes a flat underbody (including a large front flat floor cover, electric motor area undercover, front undercover and rear diffuser with fins) to help manage airflow under the vehicle. An innovative vortex-shedding roof-mounted antenna is one of many design elements utilized to help reduce wind noise. Other noise reduction features include a quiet-operation windshield wiper motor, a sound insulation windshield design and a dual-isolated motor-mounting system. The 5-door hatchback design also features chrome door handles, aerodynamic outside mirrors and a large greenhouse to provide a bright interior environment.

Three different wheel designs are offered for 2013: 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers for LEAF S, 5-spoke 16-inch aluminum-alloy for LEAF SV and new split 5-spoke 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels for LEAF SL. Bridgestone Ecopia 205/55R16 all-season tires are used with the S and SV grades, while 215/50R17 Michelin Energy Saver all-season tires are standard on SL.

Seven exterior colors are available: new for the 2013 model year Metallic Slate and Glacier White, along with the previously offered Brilliant Silver, Super Black, Cayenne Red, Pearl White and Blue Ocean.

Distinctive "EV Touch" Interior
The roomy Nissan LEAF interior offers a pleasingly modern design created to provide a unique "EV touch" with "simple and human flow." The bright, welcoming atmosphere starts with the wide, high tech instrument panel design – which is dominated by a twin combination meter display in front of the driver and a center "floating" C-stack with a 4.3-inch color LCD display (S grade). A 7.0-inch display is standard on SV and SL grades. The digital "eyebrow" display at the top of the instrument panel provides high visibility for the Eco indicator and speedometer, while the lower liquid crystal meter display houses the new percentage style state-of charge meter, power meter, battery temperature gauge, multi-function display, remaining energy gauge, capacity level gauge and distance to empty display.

The flat panel center C-stack cluster continues the "EV touch" feel with the color monitor for the available navigation system, available RearView Monitor or Around View® Monitor and control of the audio and climate systems.

The display also provides access to the CARWINGS telematics system (standard on SV and SL), which is connected to a Nissan data center, (subscription required, no charge for 36 months). Through CARWINGS, Nissan LEAF drivers are able to use mobile smart phones to turn on air conditioning and set charging functions remotely, even when the vehicle is powered down. The system also displays "reachable area," as well as showing a selection of nearby charging stations. An on-board charging timer can also be programmed to start the charging event whenever desired. Also standard on SV and SL grades is the Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).

The Nissan LEAF interior also includes comfortable heated front bucket seats and a 60/40 split folding heated rear seat and rear HVAC duct. LEAF SV seat fabric is made with partially recycled materials. Recycled materials are also used for the back door trim, roof trim and headliner, carpeting and a number of other interior pieces such as the door panels and center console storage cover. LEAF SL includes new standard leather-appointed seats for
2013.

The center console area includes the palm shifter (inspired by a PC mouse) for the "by wire" drive selector. The standard 3-spoke heated leather-wrapped steering wheel houses controls for the cruise control (except S), audio system and standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System. SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) is also standard, with HomeLink® Universal Transceiver standard on SL models.

Three audio systems are offered, starting with an AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD playback capability, 4 speakers and 4.3-inch color LCD display for LEAF S. LEAF SV and SL add two additional speakers, the 7.0-inch display and Pandora® link for iPhone®. The Bose® 7-speaker premium audio system is optionally available with SV and SL grades. Two interior colors are offered: new Black (S, SV, SL) or Light Gray (SV only).

Standard 2013 LEAF safety systems include Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor, front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection, 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (driver's seat ELR only) with pretensioners and load limiters, child seat upper tether anchor, LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system and child safety rear door locks. Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) are also standard on all LEAF models.

Three Well-Equipped Models, Three Option Packages
The 2013 Nissan LEAF is offered in three well-equipped models, the LEAF S, LEAF SV and LEAF SL. Standard features include a 6-way manual driver's seat, 4-way manual front passenger's seat, trip computer (instant and average energy consumption, driving time, outside temperature and autonomy range), Automatic Temperature Control (ATC), center console storage and 3.6 kW onboard charger.

Other standard equipment includes Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start, power windows with driver's window one-touch auto up/down, power door locks with auto locking feature, remote charge door release, two cupholders, four bottle holders, variable intermittent windshield wipers, a 12-volt power outlet and 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers.

The Nissan LEAF SV model adds Nissan Navigation system, 7.0-inch color LCD screen, CARWINGS telematics, 6-speaker audio system, Pandora® link for iPhone®, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 6.6 kW onboard charger, hybrid heater system, cruise control, auto-dimming inside mirror, partially recycled cloth seat fabric, passenger side map pocket and "B-mode" regenerative braking.

The 2013 LEAF SL model adds a photovoltaic solar panel spoiler, fog lights, auto on/off headlights, cargo cover, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, Quick Charge Port, leather-appointed seats, LED headlights and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

Three new option packages are added for 2013, allowing buyers to further select the exact equipment and features for their needs. The Quick Charge Package (S grade only) includes the 6.6 kW onboard charger, Quick Charge Port and RearView Monitor. The LED Headlights + Quick Charge Port Package (SV grade only) includes LED headlights, auto on/off headlights, fog lights and Quick Charge Port. Finally, the Premium Package (SV and SL grades) offers the advanced Around View® Monitor and Bose® 7-speaker audio.

A Roadside Assistance program is offered for 36 months at no charge, as is service for the CARWINGS telematics system.

The advanced lithium-ion battery pack carries an industry-competitive warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles. Under an expanded New Electric Vehicle Limited Warranty, Nissan will protect against capacity loss in LEAF batteries that fall below nine bars, of the available 12 bars displayed on the vehicle's battery capacity gauge, for the first five years or 60,000 miles in the United States, whichever comes first.

U.S. Nissan LEAF production is sourced from assembly and battery production facilities in Smyrna, Tennessee. It is assembled on the same line as the Nissan Maxima and Nissan Altima. Nissan has a 30-year history of building quality vehicles in Smyrna. Nissan's new lithium-ion battery plant is in an adjacent facility. Nissan is the only automaker that manufactures its own electric vehicle (EV) batteries.

 

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*Charging times and range estimates may vary depending on driving/charging habits, weather, temperature and battery age. 6.6kW onboard charger is a standard feature on SV and SL trims. It is an optional feature on the S trim.

2013 Nissan LEAF Press Kit: At a Glance

The highly innovative, industry leading Nissan LEAF™ pure electric vehicle enters its third year of production in 2013 with a long list of important enhancements:

  • Improved energy efficiency* due to improved aerodynamics, wider range of regenerative braking for increased energy recapture and improved energy management
  • Expected range improvement (pending 2013 EPA testing)
  • Addition of a new, lower priced base LEAF S grade
  • An array of feature enhancements for the LEAF SL grade, including leather appointed seating and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Three new option packages, with available Around View® Monitor and Bose® energy efficient audio system
  • New available 6.6 kW onboard charger that reduces 220V charging time nearly in half to approximately four hours for a full charge
  • New available hybrid heater system that provides superior cold weather performance while consuming less energy
  • New available "B" drive mode that increases regenerative braking during deceleration
  • New charge port door light and lock, with new intelligent key charge port door release button
  • Enhanced interior features, including leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, new black interior color and sun visor extensions
  • Smarter packaging, with onboard charger relocated to the front of the vehicle to create more rear cargo space
  • EV-IT improvements, with "Eco route" feature added to navigation system – plus Google® local search, Pandora® link for iPhone® and iPod® cover art
  • State of charge percentage added to the trip computer for more accurate energy monitoring
  • Two new exterior colors (7 total): Metallic Slate and Glacier White

The established leader in the "no gas, no tailpipe" zero-emission era, LEAF is now assembled in Smyrna, Tenn., including battery production. More than 23,000 LEAFs have been sold in the U.S. and nearly 60,000 worldwide (through March 2013).

For 2013, LEAF is again powered by an advanced lithium-ion battery composed of 48 compact modules and a high-response 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates
107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that is in keeping with what consumers have come to expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles. Unlike internal-combustion engine-equipped vehicles, LEAF's powertrain has no tailpipe and thus no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases while being driven.

The Nissan LEAF can be charged up to 80 percent of its full capacity in 30 minutes when equipped with a quick charge port and using a DC fast charger. Charging at home through a 220V outlet is estimated to take approximately four hours with the new 6.6 kW onboard charger (approximately seven hours with the S grade's standard 3.6 kW charger). The advanced lithium-ion battery pack carries an industry-competitive warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles.

The Nissan LEAF's distinctive exterior styling is characterized by sharp, upright V-shaped design featuring long, up-slanting halogen headlights. LED headlights and fog lights are standard on LEAF SL models, optional on SV. The headlights split and redirect airflow away from the door mirrors, reducing wind noise and drag.

The exterior also utilizes a standard rear spoiler, flat underbody with rear diffuser and aerodynamically shaped LED taillights. The charging port is hidden under a small door located in the front of the vehicle, with a new light and door lock feature added for 2013. The 5-door hatchback design also features chrome door handles, aerodynamic outside mirrors and a large greenhouse to provide a bright interior environment. Enhancements to the design result in a lower coefficient of drag of just 0.28 (previously 0.29).

Three different wheel designs are offered in 2013: 16-inch steel with full-wheel covers for LEAF S, 5-spoke 16-inch aluminum-alloy for LEAF SV and new split 5-spoke 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels for LEAF SL. Bridgestone Ecopia 205/55R16 all-season tires are used with the S and SV grades, while 215/50R17 Michelin Energy Saver all-season tires are standard on SL.

Seven exterior colors are available for 2013: Brilliant Silver, Metallic Slate, Super Black, Cayenne Red, Glacier White, Pearl White and Blue Ocean.

Nissan LEAF drivers (except LEAF S grade) are able to use web-enabled mobile phones to turn on air conditioning and set charging functions remotely, even when the vehicle is powered down. An on-board remote-controlled timer can also be programmed to start the charging event (standard on all grades).

LEAF's digital instrument panel includes a speedometer, battery temperature gauge, power meter, remaining energy gauge, capacity level gauge, distance to empty display and Eco indicator. A new state-of-charge percentage display has been added to the trip computer. The standard monitor also displays "reachable area," as well as showing a selection of nearby charging stations. A Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) is standard on SV and SL grades.

All grades include Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System. A RearView Monitor is optionally available on LEAF S, while the advanced Around View® Monitor system, which helps provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle is offered as part of the Premium Package for SV and SL grades. The Premium Package also includes the 7-speaker Bose® audio system.

Nissan LEAF safety systems include six air bags, 4-wheel Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).

The 2013 Nissan LEAF is offered in three well-equipped grades: LEAF S, LEAF SV and
LEAF SL.

Highlights of the 2013 Nissan LEAF include:

Body

  • Body designed for aerodynamic efficiency with 0.28 coefficient of drag
  • 106.3-inch wheelbase, 175.0-inch overall length, 69.7-inch width, 61.0-inch height
  • Standard rear spoiler, flat underbody with rear diffuser
  • Aerodynamically shaped headlights (LED on SL grade) designed to help reduce drag and wind noise
  • Slim-type aerodynamic LED taillights
  • Available fog lights (standard on SL, optional on SV)
  • Available automatic on/off headlights (standard on SL, optional on SV)
  • Body-color front and rear bumpers
  • Charge ports located above front grille
  • Standard charge port light and door lock
  • Portable trickle charge cable (110V)
  • Available photovoltaic solar panel spoiler (standard on SL)
  • Dual power remote-controlled heated outside mirrors
  • Chrome outside door handles
  • Fixed vortex-shedding roof antenna
  • Seven available exterior colors: Brilliant Silver, Metallic Slate, Super Black,
  • Cayenne Red Glacier White, Pearl White and Blue Ocean

Motor and Driveline

  • Front motor/front-wheel drive
  • Single speed gear reducer
  • Battery housed in the floor for optimum vehicle packaging and weight distribution
  • AESC (Automotive Energy Supply Corporation) laminated lithium-ion battery with 48 compact 4-cell modules
  • High-response 80kW AC synchronous motor
  • Laminated 24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery
  • 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.6 kW onboard charger (LEAF S)
  • Available 6.6 kW onboard charger that reduces 220V charging time nearly in half to approximately four hours for a full charge (standard on SV and SL, optional on S)
  • Range to be announced pending 2013 testing (battery capacity decreases with time and use. Actual range will vary depending upon driving/charging habits, speed, conditions, weather, temperature, and battery age.)
  • Available Quick Charge Port – allows charging to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes at public DC fast charging stations (standard on SL, optional on SV)
  • Shift-by-wire drive selector
  • Standard battery heater
  • Standard Hill Start Assist
  • Suspension, Steering and Braking
  • Independent strut front suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Torsion beam rear suspension with integrated stabilizer bar
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive electric power steering
  • Regenerative braking system, allowing LEAF to produce its own electric energy for storage in its battery
  • Power-assisted front vented disc/solid rear disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)
  • 16-inch steel wheels with full covers (S grade), 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 205/55R16 Bridgestone Ecopia all-season tires (SV grade)
  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 215/50R17 Michelin Energy Saver all-season tires (SL grade)
  • Tire Repair Kit

Interior Features

  • Modern interior design with "floating" C-stack
  • 5-passenger seating capacity
  • 6-way manual driver's seat, 4-way manual front passenger's seat
  • Available seat fabric partially made with recycled materials (SV)
  • Available leather-appointed seating (SL)
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Rear HVAC duct
  • Available passenger seat map pockets
  • High quality gauges with unique EV-IT design for intuitive communication with driver
  • Digital gauges: Speedometer, battery temperature, power meter, remaining energy gauge, capacity level gauge, distance to empty display, Eco indicator, outside temperature gauge
  • Standard trip computer (percent SOC, instant and average energy consumption, driving time, outside temperature and autonomy range)
  • Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
  • Available hybrid heater system
  • Center console storage
  • Palm shifter
  • AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD-ROM playback capability and 4 speakers (S), standard 6-speaker system on SV and SL
  • Available Bose® 7-speaker energy efficient audio system (SL)
  • Auxiliary input jack and USB Connection Port for iPod® and other compatible devices
  • Standard Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start
  • Power windows with driver's window one-touch auto up/down
  • Power door locks with auto locking feature
  • Remote charge door release
  • Two cupholders (front center console), two bottle holders (door panels)
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • Front and rear assist grips
  • Floor and trunk carpeting
  • Available cargo cover (standard on SL)
  • Standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Available Nissan Navigation System (standard on SV and SL)
  • Available CARWINGS telematics (no charge for 36 months), allowing for remote connection to vehicle – monitor battery state of charge/charging status, start charging event, turn on HVAC system (standard on SV and SL)
  • Standard SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)
  • Standard Roadside Assistance program (no charge for 36 months)
  • Available HomeLink® Universal Transceiver (standard on SL)
  • Available RearView Monitor (optional on S)
  • Available Around View® Monitor (optional on SV and SL)
  • New Black interior color (S, SL); Black or Light Gray interior (SV)

Safety and Security

  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor
  • Front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags
  • Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection
  • 3-point ALR/ELR seat belts (driver's seat ELR only) with pretensioners and load limiters
  • Child seat upper tether anchor
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Energy-absorbing steering column
  • Zone Body construction with front & rear crumple zones
  • Side door guard beams
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
  • Vehicle Security System (VSS)

Models and Manufacturing

  • Offered as three well-equipped models: LEAF S, LEAF SV and Nissan LEAF SL
  • Assembled in Smyrna, Tenn.
  • Batteries produced in Smyrna, Tenn.

 

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*Charging times and range estimates may vary depending on driving/charging habits, weather, temperature and battery age. 6.6kW onboard charger is a standard feature on SV and SL trims. It is an optional feature on the S trim.

2013 Nissan LEAF™ Specifications

Mechanical

Mechanical and Platform

S

SV

SL

High-response 80 kW AC synchronous electric motor

S

Laminated 24 kWh lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery, 192 cells

107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque

3.6 kW onboard charger (3.3 kW output)
Charging time (est.)                    220V ~ 7 hrs
110V 21 hrs
DC Fast Charge 30 min to 80%

S

 

O

-

 

O

-

 

S

6.6 kW onboard charger (6.0 kW output)
Charging time (est.)                 220V ~ 4 hrs
110V 21 hrs
DC Fast Charge 30 min to 80%

O

 

O

S

 

O

S

 

S

Portable trickle charge cable (110V EVSE)

S

Range*: To be announced pending 2013 EPA testing (battery capacity decreases with time and use. Actual range will vary depending upon driving/charging habits, speed, conditions, weather, temperature, and battery age.)

S

Dedicated EV platform

S

Battery housed in the floor for optimum vehicle packaging and weight distribution

S

Lithium-ion battery pack warranty – 8 years or 100,000 miles.

S

Battery heater

S

 

Transmission and Drive System

S

SV

SL

Drive configuration

Front-wheel drive

Transmission type

Single speed reducer

Shifter style

Shift-by-wire drive selector

Final gear ratio (:1)

7.9377

Hill Start Assist

S

3 Drive Modes:

Normal

S

Eco-Mode – Increased regenerative braking, assists in limiting motor output and reduces HVAC power output

S

B-mode – Engages regenerative braking more aggressively while decelerating

-

S

S

 

Brakes

S

SV

SL

Cooperative Regenerative brakes

Electrically-driven Intelligent Brake

4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes

S

Front

11.14" x 1.1" vented disc

Rear

11.5" x 0.63" vented disc

4-wheel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

S

Brake Assist

S

Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)

S

Parking brake

Manual, foot pedal

 

Steering

S

SV

SL

Type

Vehicle-speed-sensitive electric power-steering

Turning diameter (curb-to-curb, ft.)

17.1

Steering Wheel
Leather-wrapped
Manual tilt
Heated

3-spoke
S
S
S

Cruise control switches
Audio, Bluetooth® switches

-
S

S
S

S
S

 

Suspension

 

Front

Type

Independent MacPherson strut w/ coil springs and stabilizer bar

Rear

Type

Torsion beam with integrated stabilizer bar

 

Body/Chassis

 

Type

Unibody

Primary materials

Corrosion-resistant high strength steel


Exterior

Wheels & Tires

S

SV

SL

Wheels

16-inch steel with full wheel covers

S

-

-

16-inch aluminum-alloy, 5-spoke

-

S

-

17-inch aluminum-alloy, split 5-spoke

-

-

S

Tires

All-season 205/55R16 Bridgestone Ecopia

S

S

-

All-season 215/50R17 Michelin Energy Saver

-

-

S

Tire repair kit – Mounted in trunk

S

 

Exterior Features

S

SV

SL

Heated dual power remote-controlled outside mirrors

S

Chrome outside door handles

S

Aerodynamic underbody cover and rear diffuser

S

Aerodynamic halogen headlights

S

S

-

Aerodynamic LED headlights

-

O

S

Automatic on/off headlights

-

O

S

Fog lights

-

O

S

LED taillights

S

Center high-mounted stop light

S

Energy-absorbing body-color front and rear bumpers

S

Rear spoiler

S

Photovoltaic Solar Panel Spoiler

-

-

S

Fixed roof antenna

S

Charge port light and lock

S

Quick charge port

O

O

S


Interior

Interior

S

SV

SL

5-passenger seating capacity

S

6-way manual driver’s seat

S

4-way manual front passenger seat

S

Cloth seat fabric

S

-

-

Partially recycled cloth seat fabric

-

S

-

Leather-appointed seating

-

-

S

Front and rear heated seats

S

60/40 folding rear seats

S

Rear HVAC ducts

S

Passenger seat map pockets

-

S

S

Palm-shift drive selector

S

Remote charge door release

S

Digital meter cluster

S

Trip computer (% SOC, instant and average energy consumption, driving time, outside temperature and autonomy range)

S

Front and rear assist grips

S


Audio/Navigation

S

SV

SL

AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD playback capability, 4 speakers, 4.3-inch color LCD display

S

-

-

AM/FM/CD with MP3/WMA CD playback capability, 6 speakers, 7.0-inch color LCD display

-

S

S

Bose® 7-speaker premium audio system

-

O

O

Pandora® link for iPhone®

-

S

S

Auxiliary input jack and USB connection port for iPod® and other devices

S

SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)

S

Nissan Navigation System with NavTraffic (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)

-

S

S

Nissan Connection powered by CARWINGS (telematics) – allows remote connection to vehicle, including monitoring battery state of charge/charging status, start charging event and turn on HVAC system (no charge for 36 months)

-

S

S

 

Instrumentation

 

Digital gauges

Speedometer
Battery temperature
Power meter
Remaining energy gauge
Capacity level gauge
Distance to empty display
Eco indicator
Outside temperature gauge


Convenience Features

S

SV

SL

Cruise control

-

S

S

Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start and charge port door release

S

Power windows with driver’s side one-touch auto up/down

S

Power door locks w/auto locking system

S

Cupholders – 2 in center console

S

Bottle holders – 4 (door panels)

S

Sun visors with extension

S

Glove compartment

S

Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System

S

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

S

Rear window defroster with timer

S

Room lamp

S

12-volt power outlet (1 on IP)

S

Automatic Temperature Control

S

Heater, AC timer

S

Charging timer – set desired charge time

S

Center console storage

S

Hybrid heater system – (heat pump)

-

S

S

Cargo area cover

-

-

S

Auto-dimming inside rearview mirror

-

S

S

RearView Monitor

O

-

-

Around View® Monitor

-

O

O

HomeLink® Universal Transceiver

-

-

S


Safety & Security

Passenger Restraint Systems

 

Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and occupant classification sensor

S

Front seat-mounted side impact supplemental air bags

S

Roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags for front and rear-seat outboard occupant head protection

S

Seatbelts

3-point ALR/ELR
Pretensioners
Load-limiters

All (including inboard)(driver ELR only)
Front
Front

 

Child Safety

 

Child seat upper tether anchor

S

LATCH System

S

Child safety rear door locks

S



Safety Structure

 

Energy-absorbing steering column

S

Zone Body construction with front & rear crumple zones

S

Side door guard beams

S

 

Active Safety

 

Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

S

Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)

S

Traction Control System (TCS)

S

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

S

 

Security

 

Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System

S

Vehicle Security System (VSS)

S


Dimensions

Exterior

 

Wheelbase

106.3 in.

Overall Length

175.0 in.

Overall Width

69.7 in.

Overall Height

61.0 in.

Track width front/rear

60.6/60.4 in.

Ground clearance

6.3 in.

Angle of approach

16.9°

Angle of departure

26.0°

Coefficient of drag (Cd)

0.28

 

Interior

 

Seating Capacity

5 passengers.

Front

Headroom
Legroom
Hip room
Shoulder room

41.2 in.
42.1 in.
51.7
54.3

Rear

Headroom
Legroom
Hip room
Shoulder room

37.3 in.
33.3 in.
50.0 in.
52.5 in.

Passenger compartment volume

92.4 ft.3

Cargo volume

2nd row upright
2nd row folded

24.0 ft3
30.0 ft3

Total volume

116.4 ft3

 

Weights & Capacities

Weights (lbs)

S

SV

SL

Front

1,872

1,907

1,928

Rear

1,384

1,384

1,412

Total

3,256

3,291

3,340

Weight distribution (f/r)

57/43

59/42

58/42

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

4,193

 

EPA Estimated Fuel Economy

 

City (MPGe)

TBD

Highway (MPGe)

TBD

Combined (MPGe)

TBD

Classification

Midsize

Options & Packages

Options

S

SV

SL

Charge Package: 6.6 kW onboard charger (6 kW output), quick charge port, RearView Monitor

O

-

-

LED Headlights + Quick Charge Port: LED headlights, auto on/off headlights, fog lights, quick charge port

-

O

-

Premium Package: Around View® Monitor, Bose® 7-speaker audio system

-

O

O

 

*Charging times and range estimates may vary depending on driving/charging habits, weather, temperature and battery age. 6.6 kW onboard charger is a standard feature on SV and SL trims. It is an optional feature on the S trim.

S – Standard
O – Optional

4/13

2013 Nissan LEAF Pricing

Description
Suggested
List Price (1)
Base Vehicle
S EV $ 28,800
SV EV $ 31,820
SL EV $ 34,840

 

FACTORY INSTALLED OPTIONS

S SV SL
Charger Package $ 1,300 |

LED + Quick Charge Package $ 1,630
|
Premium Package $ 1,050
| |

 

PORT INSTALLED ACCESSORIES

S SV SL
Splash Guards $ 145 | | |
Eco Design Package $ 270 | | |
Protection Package $ 235 | | |
"Zero Emissions" Graphic $ 150 | | |
Floor Mats & Cargo Area Mat $ 170 | | |
Floor Mats & Cargo Area Mat $ 170
| |
Cargo Cover $ 295 | |
Cargo Net $ 25 | | |
Recycling/Organizational Package $ 225 | | |
Hologram Kick Plates $ 130 | | |
Safety Kit $ 75 | | |

(1) Manufacturer's Suggested List Price: Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.
Excludes tax, title, license, and destination charges. Destination and handling $850.

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