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2013 LEAF Specs, Pricing, Options Released In Japan

Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:18 pm

All the specs are out! (at least in Japan)

Range bump 200 to 228 in the JC08 (14% bump would be 83 miles on EPA if percentages hold)
New S Model that is 12% cheaper (would make US entry at least $31,500 or lower)

3 new colors: Dark Metal Gray, Brilliant White Pearl and White
17"wheels, 16" wheels and 16" caps
"elegant" black interior
175lbs lighter
Personal fav: Remaining battery capacity shown by percentage in the Multifunction Display

http://insideevs.com/nissan-officially- ... tionality/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
(I've also embeded the Japanese conference call on the new LEAF for those of us who can understand...as well as about as many pictures as I felt the story could hold)

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Exterior
•Sporty and stylish 17-inch aluminum wheels (standard on G)
•16-inch aluminum wheels used in the current model are available as a factory-installed option (on X)
•16-inch full-wheel covers (standard on S and X)
•LED headlights with auto-leveling using blue reflection LED lights (standard on G, factory-installed option on S and X)
•Front fog lights (standard on G, dealer-installed option on S and X)
•Seven available body colors, including three new colors: Dark Metal Gray, Brilliant White Pearl and White.

Interior
•Chic, elegant black interior
•Genuine leather seats available on G and X as a factory-installed option (Airy Gray color for previous model is available on G and X)
•Pop-up and down adjustable rear center seat headrest
•Increased luggage space from 330L to 370L, realized by moving a downsized onboard charger from the back of the car to the front
•Remaining battery capacity shown by percentage in the Multifunction Display
•Foot-operated parking brake.

Basic EV structure
•High voltage unit, including an electric motor, inverter and DC/DC converter, was integrated, resulting in a 30 percent volume reduction and a 10 percent mass reduction
•More responsive and exhilarating acceleration feel delivered by a newly designed motor
•Weight reduced by about 80kg compared to previous model. Achieved by combined powertrain unit, integrated functions, streamlined battery module and case structure, and use of lighter parts
•B range that generates deceleration without feeling a change in noise and gravity even on a downward slope (standard on G and X)
•Enhanced driving performance achieved by improved steering response in the medium-speed range and optimized suspension characteristics associated with weight reduction.

Improved power consumption
•Reduced power consumption with a heat-pump cabin heater, heated seat for all seats, heated steering wheel and heat shield ceiling
•Changes to the regenerative brake control system enable more efficient power generation when the brakes are operated.

Charging
•Long-life mode (where the battery is charged to 80% to extend the battery life), now available in any charging mode
•Improved convenience of the charging port, including a locking mechanism for the normal charging connector, LED light for charging at night and electromagnetic opener for the charging port lid.

EV IT
•Addition of "Stop-off charging spot guidance" function, "Power-saving route guidance" function and "Battery capacity at a destination forecast" function which can allay potential range anxiety
•New ways to search for and locate charging spots easily and quickly. Adoption of "Charging spot availability information provision" function, "Quick charger location display" function and "Unavailable charging spot display" function.

Additional enhancements
•Lighter-weight, highly efficient BOSE® seven-speaker system: Energy Efficient System (factory-installed option on G and X)
•Around View Monitor shows an image of the vehicle's surroundings that is not easily visible (factory-installed option on G and X)
•Highly concentrated Plasma Cluster Ion generator which eliminates odors and kills germs (standard on G)
•Hill Start Assist which enables a driver to start the LEAF on a slope without worrying about rolling backward

Nissan LEAF has been developed in line with Nissan's commitment to using recycled materials where possible to minimize environmental impacts. In addition, the amount of the rare earth element dysprosium used in the newly designed motor of the updated Nissan LEAF has been reduced by about 40 percent compared to the previous model—without sacrificing performance.


http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/NEWS/20 ... -01-e.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

EDIT: Here is a shot I found of the new entry level LEAF in Dark Metal Gray (with the new headlamps and hubcaps)
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Re: 2013 LEAF Specs, Pricing, Options Released In Japan

Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:42 pm

Increased luggage space from 330L to 370L, realized by moving a downsized onboard charger from the back of the car to the front
On top of the awesomeness of the possibility of increased rante this is one that's been rumored for a while that makes a lot of sense and would be pretty nice.

Any idea what this means?
heat shield ceiling

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Re: 2013 LEAF Specs, Pricing, Options Released In Japan

Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:55 pm

gsleaf wrote:
Increased luggage space from 330L to 370L, realized by moving a downsized onboard charger from the back of the car to the front
On top of the awesomeness of the possibility of increased rante this is one that's been rumored for a while that makes a lot of sense and would be pretty nice.

Any idea what this means?
heat shield ceiling

Not sure yet. Video conference is still going on. They are doing some Q&A and observations (albeit in Japanese). I have the conference embeded on my site (will be on a loop after it is completed if anyone wants to go through it). I also just added a shot of the new rear cargo area/configuration.
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Re: 2013 LEAF Specs, Pricing, Options Released In Japan

Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:56 pm

What, no 6.6 kW charger ? That sucks.
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Re: 2013 LEAF Specs, Pricing, Options Released In Japan

Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:59 pm

mkjayakumar wrote:What, no 6.6 kW charger ? That sucks.
My guess is that the Japan version may not 'need' a 6.6 kw onboard charger
since their Chademo DC QC deployment is more widespread in Japan.

They may yet be able to offer it on the US version despite the higher
cost of the 6.6 kw because of the lower production cost of the
US-built LEAFs.
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Re: 2013 LEAF Specs, Pricing, Options Released In Japan

Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:00 pm

mkjayakumar wrote:What, no 6.6 kW charger ? That sucks.
No worries. Yes there is 6.6 kW for the 2013 in the US...works a little differently in Japan

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Re: 2013 LEAF Specs, Pricing, Options Released In Japan

Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:05 pm

Heat Shield ceiling, I would say that it's insulation in the roof to keep the heat of the sun out.

How about the "Highly concentrated Plasma Cluster Ion generator" sounds like mister fusion to me.

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Re: 2013 LEAF Specs, Pricing, Options Released In Japan

Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:09 pm

Bigboler wrote: How about the "Highly concentrated Plasma Cluster Ion generator" sounds like mister fusion to me.
Plasmacluster ionizer has been available on some Toyota for years...

Anyhow, sounds like a lot of great changes, some in response to some of the complaints brought up (e.g. light interior gets dirty to easily, % SoC indicator). It'll be interesting to see if there will be a de-contented lower end model than SL and what it'll lack.

I wonder if the full-wheel cover reference == steel wheels w/hubcaps on the cheaper trims?

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Re: 2013 LEAF Specs, Pricing, Options Released In Japan

Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:16 pm

Statik wrote: •Remaining battery capacity shown by percentage in the Multifunction Display
•Foot-operated parking brake.

I'm guessing that the percentage charge remaining (is this SOC% or a more useful measure of coulombs stored?) will replace the current charge capacity bar display that Nissan likely regrets including in the current model. OR is this really a percentage version of the current 12 bar pack capacity display?

I'm happy enough with the electronic parking brake. I hope that the foot operated parking brake doesn't add clutter to the pedal arrangement and/or replace the "dead pedal" left foot rest.
•B range that generates deceleration without feeling a change in noise and gravity even on a downward slope (standard on G and X)
Wha? Is this a control that invokes enhanced brake regen without having to go into ECO mode? What does "without feeling a change in noise and gravity" mean?
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Re: 2013 LEAF Specs, Pricing, Options Released In Japan

Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:17 pm

gsleaf wrote:

Any idea what this means?
heat shield ceiling


It is in Japanese, but I think this illustration from the presentation says it all:
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