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2013 Nissan Leaf Adds Range, Costs Less

2013 Nissan Leaf Adds Range, Costs Less

By Jeff Youngs, November 21, 2012
According to Automotive News, Nissan is hoping to jolt sales of its 2013 Leaf electric car by cutting the price and increasing the vehicle's driving range. A new Lithium-ion battery pack saves 180 pounds of weight and adds more trunk space than the original Leaf, the regenerative braking system is more efficient than before, and Automotive News says that the updated 2013 Leaf offers a maximum driving range of 140 miles with the air conditioning turned off.

The new 2013 Nissan Leaf went on sale in Japan on November 20. A new entry-level Leaf S trim level with fewer features provides customers in Japan with a savings of more than 10% over the base price of the previous Leaf. The price drop for U.S. customers has not been officially announced.

In addition to the new Lithium-ion battery pack and entry-level Leaf S trim level, the 2013 Leaf lineup offers a new aluminum wheel design, leather seats, and an Around View Monitor system.

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