LeftieBiker wrote:Interesting, but it appears to me that the Accenta is a base SV, not an S. Why? It has telematics as well as the heatpump. Unless we see evidence of a Canadian S with heatpump, I'm going to assume that the S isn't sold in Europe.
The Canadian-spec Leaf S also has included features that the US version does not have as standard, including Quick Charge, the dual-voltage EVSE, and heated seats/steering wheel. And that I can verify: https://www.nissan.ca/en/electric-cars/ ... ns-specs/#
My point is, you can't compare trim levels across international borders. The manufacturer network for each country specifies the equipment and features for each car that they think is best (or possibly legally required) for each country. So just because it's not standard or available in the US doesn't mean a similar (or similarly-named) trim level in another country will be identically equipped.
VW is the same way. In the US, the eGolf SEL comes standard with a heat pump. Yet in the UK, surprisingly it's a £830 option. Heated seats and an electrically heated windshield are also surprisingly optional (£320 and £300 respectively) for UK-spec cars when it's standard on even the cloth-seated SE and LE versions in the US.
I'm also old enough to remember that growing up in California, there was a time when our cars were differently equipped than the rest of the country when it came to powertrains, due to our emissions requirements. There were engines we couldn't get that were easily available elsewhere, and in a few cases we had engine choices that were not available in the other 49 (example: Chevy Monza with the 5.7L V8 was a California-only car -- my brother had one). Some cars could even be had in the other 49 states without a catalytic converter as late as 1980 but that was a requirement in California from about 1974 onward. A similar reality exists today in the plug-in world...there are cars available at my local dealers that you can't get in your part of the country.
Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar at 34 months/26,435 miles. Lease returned 2 months later. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F.
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL.