maplearrbee
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Leaf S discontinued??

Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:02 pm

Hi - we're looking to purchase a 2019 Leaf S, and had a deposit down with the North Vancouver dealer for January delivery with a BC "ScrapIt" allocation.

However they called us yesterday and said the S wasn't being produced for 2019 until at least the summer (something to do with 60Kw model perhaps?), so our options were either an SV/SL, defer purchase until 2020, or wait for summer reboot but give up our ScrapIt allocation.

After searching the web and this forum though, can't find any confirmation of that story; though it seems like something writers and other purchasers would be talking about.

Is this true, and any details why?

Hopefully not some scammy sales trick...though it would backfire if so. The ProPilot is useless since we don't commute and have another vehicle for long highway trips, and the only reason we're looking at a Leaf instead of a Bolt is the 8k discount since we don't need the range for the same reasons.

If only available Leaf alternative is only 4k cheaper though, Bolt it is...

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Re: Leaf S discontinued??

Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:30 pm

We haven't seen anything. I'd ask Nissan USA directly.
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lebikerboy
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Re: Leaf S discontinued??

Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:07 pm

Interesting...Morrey Nissan in Burnaby shows one 2019 Leaf S in stock which, has been sold.
https://www.morreynissanburnaby.com/en/ ... -id5762360
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Re: Leaf S discontinued??

Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:30 pm

maplearrbee wrote:Hi - we're looking to purchase a 2019 Leaf S, and had a deposit down with the North Vancouver dealer for January delivery with a BC "ScrapIt" allocation.

However they called us yesterday and said the S wasn't being produced for 2019 until at least the summer (something to do with 60Kw model perhaps?), so our options were either an SV/SL, defer purchase until 2020, or wait for summer reboot but give up our ScrapIt allocation.
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I've never heard this before but then again, I don't live in Canada.

BTW, battery capacity is measured in kWh, not "Kw". Please see http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... cs#p540845.

2018 and 2019 40 kWh Leafs have a 110 kW motor.

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Re: Leaf S discontinued??

Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:04 pm

I can't find any S trim models on sale in the Lower Mainland either, but these prices on SVs are decent:

https://www.mertinnissan.com/new/model/ ... rice/o/asc

https://southsidenissan.ca/new-inventor ... tPrice+asc&

To my mind, the SV trim level provides good value for the extra features. In particular, the hybrid heat system in our climate is very worthwhile, and the NAV/Infotainment system on the SV is much improved over older models as it now includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The intelligent cruise control, although cool tech, seems less compelling to me as I don't do a lot of highway driving. It also seems as though the driver's seat in the SV is a decent improvement (8-way power adjustable driver's bucket seat with 2-way adjustable lumbar), although I haven't actually sat in a 2018/2019 LEAF yet.

More details on the trim levels are provided in the 2018 LEAF brochure:

https://www.nissan.ca/content/dam/nissa ... eaf-en.pdf
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Re: Leaf S discontinued??

Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:15 pm

To my mind, the SV trim level provides good value for the extra features. In particular, the hybrid heat system in our climate is very worthwhile,...
It has to be noted, though, that in the US the SV no longer comes with the heat pump as standard equipment - you have to get the expensive cold weather package, or you get the "2011 comfort level" meaning no heat pump, no heated seats, no heated wheel...This change could result in the S being dropped, in North America, I suppose. The S is ill-suited for Canadian weather, IMO.
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Re: Leaf S discontinued??

Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:23 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:
To my mind, the SV trim level provides good value for the extra features. In particular, the hybrid heat system in our climate is very worthwhile,...
It has to be noted, though, that the SV no longer comes with the heat pump as standard equipment - you have to get the expensive cold weather package
The OP is in Canada. Despite their trim level letters being the same as the US, the equipment levels have sometimes differed.

Unfortunately, https://nissannews.com/en-CA/nissan/can ... -press-kit Specs is useless and https://nissannews.com/en-CA/nissan/can ... it-archive doesn't have '19 Leaf yet.

However, if you go to https://www.nissan.ca/en/electric-cars/ ... ons-specs/ and look under S vs. SV under Mechanical, it says Hybrid heater system is n/a on S but standard on their SV.

If you go thru their Build tool, there are no packages available on Canadian SV, unlike US SV. I put in a random postal code of V5H 3Z7 that I found via Google.

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Re: Leaf S discontinued??

Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:27 pm

Good catch. Sorry about that, Chief. I'll edit it.
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Re: Leaf S discontinued??

Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:35 pm

^^^
No prob. I took a quick look at the Canadian brochure at https://www.nissan.ca/content/dam/nissa ... eaf-en.pdf and page 9 confirms SV comes with Hybrid heater system.

I just went thru the Canadian "build" tool is it seems that all 3 '19 Leaf trim levels have no packages, which is totally different from the US: "There are currently no packages available for this version. Please click the Accessories button to continue. "

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Re: Leaf S discontinued??

Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:10 am

What does the SV lack that only the SL has? (Excluding leather seats.)
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