Nissan LEAF Reservationists Move One Step Closer to an Emission-Free Future as Order Specification Phase Begins

- 2011 model year Nissan LEAF options packaging confirmed -

Aug 31, 2010, 15:20 ET from Nissan North America, Inc.

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced the start of order specification for the 2011 model year Nissan LEAF – the industry's first 100-percent electric car for the mass market – for those customers who have placed a reservation online. Consumers will now be able to choose the color and trim level of their Nissan LEAF, bringing them one step closer to a tailpipe-, gas- and emission-free future.

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The ordering process for Nissan LEAF will be prioritized based on when consumers submitted their original reservations online and by the consumer's market. Over the next several weeks, reservation holders will begin to receive emails informing them how to submit an order. They will contact a dealer to negotiate their price and finalize the order for the purchase or lease of Nissan LEAF.

Once a consumer's order has been agreed with a dealer it will be placed in sequence for production and delivery according to the consumer's market. These future Nissan LEAF drivers will be informed of an estimated delivery timing upon completing the order process.

"Today Nissan moves one step closer to placing thousands of zero-emission electric cars on American roadways," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Nissan North America. "As more than 80 percent of those customers placing a reservation are new to Nissan, we look forward to welcoming them as they embrace Nissan's innovation and begin zero-emission driving."

Nissan previously announced SV and SL trim introductory pricing for the 2011 Nissan LEAF on March 30. Today, the company is providing additional information to reservationists, including detailed factory and port installed options content. Currently, more than 18,600 people in the United States have made a reservation for the Nissan LEAF, drawing closer to the target of 20,000 reservations by December.

In preparation for the opening of the Nissan website for customer orders on Aug. 31 in California, Arizona, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon, the following specifications are being released:

MY 2011 Nissan LEAF SV: $32,780

Well-equipped high technology features with surprising customer convenience items, including:

  • All-New Dedicated EV Platform
  • Laminated 24 kWh Lithium Ion Battery
  • 3.3 kW Onboard Charger
  • Portable Trickle Charge Cable (120V)
  • Standard Charge Port (240V)
  • Navigation System
  • Palm-Shift Drive Selector
  • Regenerative Braking
  • Recycled Cloth Seat Fabric
  • 16" Alloy Wheels
  • No Charge For 36 Months
    CARWINGS (Telematics)
  • No Charge For 36 Months
    Roadside Assistance
  • 5 Exterior Colors

Model Year 11 Nissan LEAF SL: $33,720

In addition to standard SV features, includes:

  • Photovoltaic Solar Panel Spoiler
  • RearView Monitor (RVM)
  • Fog Lights
  • Automatic On/Off Headlights
  • Cargo Cover
  • Homelink® Universal Transceiver

Quick Charge Option: $700

Available with the SL trim, this charge port on the vehicle will allow for charging to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes at compatible high voltage public charging stations.

Destination & Handling:  $820

More information about pricing and options packaging, along with vehicle specifications, are available at

In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing.  Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America, the Nissan LEAF and zero emissions can be found at

SOURCE Nissan North America, Inc.