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What do SL & SV stand for?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:52 am

Does anyone know what the SL and SV versions stand for? I've un-officially called them the Super-Leaf and Standard-Version, but I'm wondering what they actually stand for.

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Re: What do SL & SV stand for?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:00 pm

gsleaf wrote:Does anyone know what the SL and SV versions stand for? I've un-officially called them the Super-Leaf and Standard-Version, but I'm wondering what they actually stand for.
I don't think they stand for anything. They're just trim level names, just like LEAF is the model name.

Nissan dropped the SE and LE trim names for SV and SL for the Frontier in 2010. So they seem to be going for some consistency across lines.

I personally think of the V as Value and the L as Luxury.
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Re: What do SL & SV stand for?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:02 pm

Luxury and Value?
I noticed you're still working with polymers.

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Re: What do SL & SV stand for?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:45 pm

And "S" stands for "super"!
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Re: What do SL & SV stand for?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:17 pm

Oh, what agreat trivia thread!

And XL, XLT, TT, CE, CR, GT (we know that one), SE, SL, SLT, and on and on.
There must be a jillion that start with X. Anyone? :lol:
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Re: What do SL & SV stand for?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:22 pm

if we go back far enough and look at enough different brands, i am sure we can find about 80% of all possible 2 letter combos out there
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Re: What do SL & SV stand for?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:55 pm

gsleaf wrote:Does anyone know what the SL and SV versions stand for? I've un-officially called them the Super-Leaf and Standard-Version, but I'm wondering what they actually stand for.
The "S" is for Series.
The "V" is for Value.
The "L" is for Luxury.
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Re: What do SL & SV stand for?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:47 pm

LEAF is for Leading Environmentally friendly Affordable Family car

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Re: What do SL & SV stand for?

Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:42 pm

A lot of people assume that the "L" in SL stands for Leather, since on most other Nissans, the SL is the one that gives you leather seats. When I was getting a new tire at Costco, I had to specify the trim to the employee as he typed it into the computer, and he asked me how I liked the leather seats. I just looked at him for a minute, and then politely explained that the car doesn't have leather (yet has heated seats! That one blows everyone's minds...)
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Re: What do SL & SV stand for?

Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:16 am

Nekota wrote:LEAF is for Leading Environmentally friendly Affordable Family car

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style ... 60208.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
The Leaf - short for Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family car - has enjoyed a crescendo of industry buzz and last month became the first electric vehicle to win European Car of the Year.
Technically, LEAF is a backronym. They came up with the name first, then came up with something clever for English-speaking markets.
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