2013 Nissan LEAF Gets Optional Energy-Efficient Bose Audio
Nissan is now touting its newly available Bose system on the SV and SL versions of the 2013 LEAF. "The all-electric Nissan LEAF may be known for being quiet on the outside, but now it's boomin' on the inside," states Nissan in a press release, "with the first custom-designed Bose Energy Efficient Series sound system available on the 2013 model that goes on sale this month."
Bose was asked by Nissan to design a premium sound system that didn't compromise the LEAF's range, weight or interior space. In response, Bose utilized smaller and lighter speakers and an energy-efficient amplifier that operates on significantly less power than most units available today. The amplifier is both small and light, which means it doesn't consume much space and should have no noticeable impact on range.
In addition, Bose implemented a 4.5-inch woofer in a 6.2-liter enclosure, which does consume cargo space, but not nearly as much as most of today's high-end woofers.
The energy-efficient audio system is only available on SV and SL versions of the 2013 LEAF and is offered as part of the $1,050 premium package.
Other new features on the 2013 LEAF include: 17-inch alloy wheels and leather appointed interior on SL models, available Around View Monitor and a 6.6 kW onboard charger that's standard on SV and SL models. The Bose audio system is not offered on the new $28,000 base-level LEAF S.
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