Nissan launches 2023 LEAF with revised exterior and streamlined model lineup


For more than a decade, the Nissan LEAF has represented the company’s commitment to bringing all-electric mobility to as many people as possible. Nissan continues that goal with the 2023 LEAF, featuring a refreshed exterior design, new aluminum-alloy wheels and a revised lineup to deliver maximum value to EV customers.

The updated LEAF debuts at the 2022 New York International Auto Show ahead of its summer on-sale date.

The 2023 LEAF will be available in two quality levels, LEAF S and LEAF SV PLUS. The range of bespoke models reflects the features and technologies most requested by customers, offered at the best value for money.

Updates to the 2023 LEAF include an improved front-end appearance, with a refreshed grille, bumper moldings and headlights featuring a new black interior finish. The Nissan badge is now illuminated and has been updated with the brand’s new visual identity.

Additionally, the shapes of the four-corner tire deflectors, rear under-diffuser and rear spoiler have all been changed for better aerodynamics.

The 2023 LEAF SV PLUS also comes standard with a new aggressive 17-inch 5-spoke aluminum-alloy wheel.

Inside, changes for the 2023 model year include the new Nissan badge on the steering wheel and a new start-up video on the dashboard screen. Black cloth is standard on both trims, with gray trims for the LEAF S and gloss black trims for the LEAF SV Plus.

In 2022, Nissan lowered the MSRP1 of the LEAF to offer the best value to customers. The 2023 LEAF S and SV PLUS will continue this popular positioning, with both models maintaining similar starting prices for 2023. Qualified buyers may also be eligible for a potential federal tax credit of up to $7,500.2

The 2023 LEAF S is equipped with a 40 kWh lithium-ion battery and a 110 kW electric motor that delivers 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. The 2023 Nissan LEAF SV PLUS is equipped with a 60 kWh lithium-ion battery and a powerful 160 kW electric motor that produces 214 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. EPA range estimates for both models will be available closer to launch, but the range should be similar to 2022.3 models.

Standard on LEAF SV PLUS is ProPILOT Assist4, a convenient driver assistance system that combines Nissan’s Intelligent Cruise Control and steering assist technologies. ProPILOT Assist also includes a stop and hold feature that can bring the vehicle to a complete stop, hold itself in place, and can bring the vehicle back up to speed when traffic resumes.

Every 2023 Nissan LEAF comes with a Lithium-Ion Battery Limited Warranty covering defects in materials or workmanship for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, for the battery. Nissan also provides a limited warranty against loss of battery capacity below nine bars of capacity as indicated on the vehicle’s battery capacity level gauge for the first eight years or 100,000 miles for all models.

  1. Nissan LEAF S Starting MSRP for 2022, $27,400; 2022 LEAF SV $35,400. MSRP excludes applicable taxes, title, license fees and destination charges. The dealer sets the actual price. Prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Destination and handling $1,025.
  2. The incentives referenced are for informational purposes only. This information does not constitute tax or legal advice. All persons considering the use of available incentives and additional benefits should consult their own tax or legal professional to determine their eligibility, the specific amount of available incentives, if any, and other details. Additional incentives and benefits are not under Nissan’s control and are subject to change without notice. Interested parties should confirm the accuracy of the information before relying on it to make a purchase. Residence restrictions may apply.
  3. 2022 LEAF EPA Estimated Range – S: 149 miles; SV Plus: 215 miles
  4. ProPILOT Assist cannot prevent collisions. It is the driver’s responsibility to maintain control of the vehicle at all times. Always watch traffic conditions and keep both hands on the wheel. The system only works when lane markings are detected. Does not work in all weather, traffic and road conditions. The system has limited control capability and the driver may need to steer, brake or accelerate at any time to maintain safety. See owner’s manual for safety information.
  5. For complete information on coverage, conditions and exclusions, read the New Vehicle Limited Warranty booklet at any Nissan dealership or

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