Friday, April 12, 2013

The Nissan Leaf is now better and more affordable!

The Nissan Leaf is now better and more affordable!

While all these might not be available for the Malaysian market, the British made version of the Nissan Leaf has received quite a number of improvements; over 100 in fact. There is also a battery leasing option, with three new trim levels. The best part will be the enhanced battery warranty.

A new pricing structure has been introduced to reflect the three trim levels and the battery-leasing options now available – but things are far from complicated. Cars bought with leased batteries will be known as 'Flex' models and buyers will be able to get behind the wheel of an entry-level Visia Nissan LEAF on that basis for £15,990 (after receipt of the Government's £5,000 plug-in grant). 

The separate battery lease payment ranges from just £70 per month depending on the length of the contract and mileage covered. If it was to be implemented in Malaysia, most owners would rather spend the 70 pounds or about RM330 on petrol itself; at RM1.90 per litre for Ron95, petrol is still the cheaper option.

The highest price anyone will pay for a LEAF is £25,490 or RM119,000 (again, after receipt of the grant). This will be for a top-of-the-range Tekna LEAF, with the battery bought outright

The Nissan Leaf’s  range has been extended from 109 miles (177km) to 124 miles  (201km) And its battery is capable of recharging in about half the time of the first-generation LEAF


Buy car, buy battery
Buy car, lease battery
Prices after receipt of the plug-in car grant

Battery Leasing:

Contract term
>7,500 miles
9,000 miles
10,500 miles
12,000 miles
15,000 miles
36 months+
24 months
12 months