hbv2020
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What's new for 2020?

Mon May 13, 2019 9:53 am

I am considering buying a 2019 SL+. I am wondering if I should wait for the 2020. Will be anything new in the 2020 model?

Thanks

goldbrick
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Mon May 13, 2019 10:22 am

Probably not much new in 2020 but the rumor mill says Nissan is planning to unveil a completely new EV 'platform' sometime around the 2021 model year. That could be late of course....

In general, EV tech is changing rapidly. No matter what you buy today, in a few years it will be old tech and the newer cars will probably be more capable.

powersurge
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Tue May 14, 2019 10:14 am

goldbrick wrote:Probably not much new in 2020 but the rumor mill says Nissan is planning to unveil a completely new EV 'platform' sometime around the 2021 model year. That could be late of course....

In general, EV tech is changing rapidly. No matter what you buy today, in a few years it will be old tech and the newer cars will probably be more capable.


That is what makes me want to hold off on the much better range (but same car) they have now... I recently took a test drive in an E+ with my 18 y/o son... His reaction? It's our Leaf, only bit zippier..

I am not sure I want to trade in my old (like-new), $9,000 Leaf for a Like-New $44,000 Leaf... They are the same car, and same ride when you drive down the road. There really is no upgrade to get a new one. No reason to buy a new one if your current car's range is what you drive...

I think I will beat my old Leaf until a different platform comes to market... I want a more minivan-like EV - - - like the Mazda 5

golfcart
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Location: Virginia Beach, VA

Re: What's new for 2020?

Thu May 16, 2019 5:39 am

powersurge wrote:
I am not sure I want to trade in my old (like-new), $9,000 Leaf for a Like-New $44,000 Leaf... They are the same car, and same ride when you drive down the road. There really is no upgrade to get a new one. No reason to buy a new one if your current car's range is what you drive...


If there is a new platform in the 2021 time frame that should help lower the values of the current plus models. I'm hoping the Leaf Plus resale is a poor as the older ones and I can get a used Plus in 3 years for $15k.
2015 S with Charge Package

powersurge
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Thu May 16, 2019 6:49 am

Yes, I agree... The old Leafs were a good deal at $20k (after rebates). The new ones are the same car, with greater range....

Definitively not worth $37K (after rebates). From now on, I think I will be a USED Leaf customer...

danrjones
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Location: Ridgecrest, CA

Re: What's new for 2020?

Thu May 16, 2019 7:15 am

I got my 2018 SV for about 15.5 after rebates, new!

There are a few things I'd like to see beyond the obvious "more range"

Reverse parking sonar / sensors
More than 1 usb! Rear USB too!
Rear AC vents
Cross traffic alert that beeps more than just one lousy time.
Unlock by touching handle (not button on handle)
Premium audio available on SV
Set a charge % to stop at (!!!!)
Powered passenger seat
Bigger Center screen (though plus models are slightly larger)
Better screen interface - its OK. Just OK. My 2018 outback is far superior, with built in APPs, quicker, and much better layout.
DIGITAL Speedometer. There is one page on the left side that has it, so I leave that display on. But look at Kia's design, they always have a digital speedometer up, allowing more flexible use of the other screens.
Two inches more rear legroom.

Plus a few other nitpicks here and there.


Most of these are just things they probably cut back to save some money to afford the battery, but I'd like to see them.
Most other cars have them.

Still, I love our new leaf. And quite honestly, I personally think the 2018/2019 leaf is about the best LOOKING EV on the market. I really like the hatchback design!! YMMV :D
2018 Leaf SV Pearl White with Tech and All Weather, Purchased New on 5/3/19

LeftieBiker
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Thu May 16, 2019 12:03 pm

Bring back the damned Premium Package for the SV.
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2009 Vectrix VX-1 W/18 Leaf modules, & 3 EZIP E-bicycles.
PLEASE don't PM me with Leaf questions. Just post in the topic that seems most appropriate.

powersurge
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Re: What's new for 2020?

Thu May 16, 2019 12:04 pm

I was referring to the price of the 2019 E+ car.

Your 2018 is a very good deal for that price. I am jealous..

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