2015 Nissan LEAF: Features and Pricing for 2015

By · October 06, 2014

2015 Nissan LEAF

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Time flies, and believe it or not, the pioneering all-electric Nissan LEAF has been on the market for four years. Most vehicle models receive a design overhaul about every four or five years, so speculation that the LEAF will be transformed for 2015 is not unwarranted. Sorry, but the hearsay appears to be incorrect—major tech upgrades or visual remakes won’t be coming until 2016 or later.

Those rumors included the doubling of driving range to about 150 miles or the availability of multiple battery pack sizes. There’s also been talk of a shift in design language to ease up on the polarizing futuristic styling of the LEAF. Changes in the 2015 Nissan LEAF, in reality, are much more pedestrian, such as a new “Morningsky Blue” color choice, replacing “Blue Ocean.”

Other changes to the base level 2015 Nissan Leaf include a more aggressive regenerative (“B” for braking) mode and standard cruise control. Voice-to-text messaging and navigation voice command are added to SV and SL models. The SV also now gets 17-inch aluminum allow wheels.

Pricing changes on all three option packages appear to be minor.

Options remain simple: On the Leaf S you can add a Charge Package, including a 6.6-kW charger and quick charge port; on the Leaf SV, you can add a package combining LED headlamps and the quick charge port (as well as fog lamps); and on the SV or SL there's a Premium Package adding an Around View Monitor and a seven-speaker Bose sound system.

Bottom line for 2015 Nissan LEAF: driving range around 84 miles per charge is in place for at least another year.

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