New Nissan LEAF in Kalamazoo

The Nissan LEAF electric vehicle has a proven track record. Nissan introduced it to customers in Kalamazoo more than 10 years ago. The brand has continued to adjust it to make it appeal to modern drivers. The 2023 version is quite impressive, in addition to being practical and budget-friendly.

What's New?

For 2023, Nissan has made things more straightforward. There are now only two LEAF trims, which are the S and the SV Plus. In the previous few years, there were five trims to consider. Along with narrowing the trim options, Nissan has given the LEAF a few extra enhancements. The grille, front bumper, and exterior lighting all offer upgrades, and the multi-spoke wheels look more modern and athletic. The new illuminated Nissan badge is a nice touch for your journeys near Battle Creek.


Benefits of Buying EV Models

Most of the customers who feel interested in electric vehicles look forward to saying goodbye to the gas station. Each month, those gas bills can really add up, so it makes sense that some people feel tired of having to fill up their tanks. With the new Nissan LEAF, all you must do to maximize your range is plug in the battery. If it's necessary, you can use a regular 120-volt outlet that you can find at any home. If you hope to speed things up, consider having a 240-volt outlet installed at your place. With this type of outlet, you'll get a full charge after one night or day.

The smaller version of the LEAF battery can get fully charged in 7.5 hours with a 240-volt outlet, and the larger 60 kWh battery can get a full charge in 11 hours. The LEAF is also compatible with 480-volt DC fast chargers. With this system, it might only take between 40 and 60 minutes to achieve an 80 percent charge.

Performance Highlights

The LEAF uses a front-wheel drivetrain. The S trim gets power from a 147-horsepower electric motor, and the SV Plus uses a 214-horsepower electric motor. Since the battery pack arrives mounted on the vehicle's floor, the Nissan LEAF has a low center of gravity. This design can enhance handling and stability in a variety of situations.

Also, you can take advantage of one-pedal driving. When you take your foot off the accelerator, the Nissan car will slow down and use regenerative braking. Of course, the brake pedal is always there in case you need to slow down quickly.

LEAF vs. Nissan ARIYA

We'd like to point out that we also carry the new Nissan ARIYA for sale at Cole Nissan in Kalamazoo. The ARIYA is another all-electric model, and it's a little bigger and more powerful than the Nissan LEAF. It has a greater range, too. However, it is the more expensive model, and the difference in price is significant. We know that the ARIYA might be out of the price range of some customers, and that's why the LEAF will continue to be popular with many drivers around Paw Paw, MI.

As you drive the Nissan LEAF, you'll feel good about the fact that you won't be emitting any tailpipe emissions. Plus, there won't be any oil to change, so your maintenance tasks will be minimal. Visit Cole Nissan soon to learn more.

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