One of the world’s best selling electric vehicles, the Nissan Leaf has recorded a strong performance in the second quarter of 2021 in the U.S. market. A total of 4,804 units of the Nissan Leaf were sold in the duration of April-June 2021, an impressive growth of 358 per cent over the same period last year, helped by the Coronavirus lockdown.
This Leaf’s volume amounts to 4.8 per cent of total passenger cars sold by Nissan in this period. Nissan has recorded sales of 7,729 units of Leaf in the first half of 2021, thus marking a jump of 157 per cent compared to the first six months of last year.
Currently, the Nissan Leaf is the only pure electric vehicle from the Japanese carmaker in the U.S. market. The lineup will see the addition of the all-new Nissan Ariya, which is already listed on the company’s website, but the launch has been pushed to 2022 due to the global shortage of semiconductor chips in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021 Nissan Leaf variants
The 2021 Nissan Leaf was launched in the U.S. towards the end of last year, with five different variants to choose from – S, SV, S Plus, SV Plus and SL Plus.
The entry-level S and SV Plus variants are armed with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery paired to a 110 kW motor, which makes 147 hp of power and 236 lb-ft (320 Nm) of torque. The driving range of these variants is rated at 149 miles (EPA range). The more premium S Plus, SV Plus and SL Plus get a bigger 62 kWh lithium-ion battery along with a 160 kW motor. The power and torque outputs in these variants are 214 hp and 250 lb-ft (339 Nm), respectively, with a driving range of 226 miles (EPA range).
The entire range of the 2021 Nissan Leaf comes equipped with features like an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple Carplay and SiriusXM radio, and 60:40 split rear seats. While the S Plus variant adds 16-inch alloy wheels and a quick charging port, the SV and SV Plus variants get bigger 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, intelligent cruise control, door to door navigation and NissanConnect telematics services in addition.
The top-spec SL Plus variant also gets a heated leather steering wheel and seats, full LED headlamps, powered driver’s seat, 7-speaker BOSE audio system, around view monitor and intelligent river alertness. It also includes ProPilot assist, a combination of adaptive cruise control and steering assist technologies.
Safety features such as lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, forward collision warning, high beam assist, rear automatic braking and intelligent lane intervention are made standard across variants.
The prices of Nissan Leaf start at $31,670 for the base S variant and go all the way up to $43,970 for the top-spec SL Plus variant.
|Nissan Leaf variant||Price|
|Leaf S||USD 31,670|
|Leaf SV||USD 34,960|
|Leaf S Plus||USD 38,270|
|Leaf SV Plus||USD 40,520|
|Leaf SL Plus||USD 43,970|
Nissan Leaf FAQs
What is the price of Nissan Leaf?
The Leaf is being offered in five variants – S, SV, S Plus, SV Plus and SL Plus, prices of which start at $31,670.
What are the main competitors of Nissan Leaf?
The Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Bolt EUV are alternatives to the Leaf, in terms of price.
What is the maximum driving range of Nissan Leaf?
The 40 kWh and 62 kWh variants offer 149 miles (239.8 km) and 226 miles (363.7 km) respectively (EPA).
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