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2018 LEAF starts Volume production - First deliveries in January

Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:04 pm

SMYRNA, Tenn. – Production for the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF is officially underway at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The Nissan LEAF will be available at dealerships nationwide starting next month.

"We're committed to vehicle electrification and manufacturing in the United States," said Jeff Younginer, vice president, manufacturing, Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, Nissan North America, Inc. "With the LEAF's low starting price and latest suite of Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, we're excited to ramp up production and bring the LEAF to market next month."

The 2018 Nissan LEAF, along with the 2018 Rogue, offers available ProPILOT Assist technology, which helps drivers navigate stop-and-go traffic by assisting control of acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway driving. The Nissan LEAF also incorporates standard Nissan Intelligent Mobility features including: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and e-Pedal technology, allowing drivers to accelerate and stop using a single pedal.

The Nissan LEAF has been in production at Smyrna since 2013, with more than 114,550 models sold in the United States since 2011. The 2018 Nissan LEAF will be available in all 50 states at launch at a starting price of $29,9901 and its range will exceed 150 miles2 on a single charge.

Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant first began producing vehicles in 1983 and has since delivered more than 12 million new cars to date. The Smyrna facility currently produces six models including: Altima, LEAF, Maxima, Pathfinder, Rogue and the INFINITI QX60. It has an annual production capacity of 640,000 vehicles.

Nissan Oppama Plant in Yokosuka, Japan, and Nissan Motor Manufacturing Ltd. in Sunderland, England, also manufacture the LEAF for global markets.

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Re: 2018 LEAF starts Volume production - First deliveries in January

Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:06 pm

If the tax credit ends on the day the first US Leaf "2" rolls off the line, it will be heavily ironic.
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Re: 2018 LEAF starts Volume production - First deliveries in January

Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:20 pm

Have the battery warranty details been published ?
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Re: 2018 LEAF starts Volume production - First deliveries in January

Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:02 pm

SageBrush wrote:Have the battery warranty details been published ?


Not yet. Nissan Chat Line says it will be available in the warranty booklet closer to the on-sale date.
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Re: 2018 LEAF starts Volume production - First deliveries in January

Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:03 pm

Nissan will continue its current LEAF capacity warranty, guaranteeing about 70 percent of original capacity or more for eight years or 100,000 miles.
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Re: 2018 LEAF starts Volume production - First deliveries in January

Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:10 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:If the tax credit ends on the day the first US Leaf "2" rolls off the line, it will be heavily ironic.


The basis of the 2018 LEAF is that subsidies won't last forever, but most EV customers still favor price over range.

The 150 mile $30K LEAF will still be the best value of any EV sold in the US.

Even though prospective 2018 LEAF buyers make a lot of noise about "needing" a 200+ mile car, their pocketbook says they really need an EV with decent range for under $30K. As Nissan rides the cost efficiencies curve down, that decent range will become 200+ and the entry price will be under $30K, but that won't happen until 2019.
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Re: 2018 LEAF starts Volume production - First deliveries in January

Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:18 pm

The problem is that the $30K 2018 Leaf S will still cost $7500 more than the $30K Leaf S costs now (MSRP) and even much more than that for a discounted 2017.
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Re: 2018 LEAF starts Volume production - First deliveries in January

Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:33 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:The problem is that the $30K 2018 Leaf S will still cost $7500 more than the $30K Leaf S costs now (MSRP) and even much more than that for a discounted 2017.


But it should be a level playing field, right? Meaning all EVs will cost $7,500 more.
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Re: 2018 LEAF starts Volume production - First deliveries in January

Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:34 pm

OrientExpress wrote:Nissan will continue its current LEAF capacity warranty, guaranteeing about 70 percent of original capacity or more for eight years or 100,000 miles.

Where "about 70%" is 60% ?
I suppose the silver lining then is that Nissan has finally hit the 100 mile range barrier. Well ... not in winter, and not after 8 yrs of ownership.
Woohoo !

They should have a vehicle people want to buy when it reaches $15k out of pocket.
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Re: 2018 LEAF starts Volume production - First deliveries in January

Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:44 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:The problem is that the $30K 2018 Leaf S will still cost $7500 more than the $30K Leaf S costs now (MSRP) and even much more than that for a discounted 2017.


Yes, but $30k is $5k less than $35K, and Nissan will continue to offer incentives of its own.
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