Since its introduction in 2010, the Nissan LEAF has been a leader in electric car sales. More than 300,000 have been sold around the world through the end of 2018. And now with the introduction of the new Leaf Plus, Nissan joins the ranks of mainstream-priced electric vehicles with a 200-mile-or-greater driving range.
A redesign for the 2018 model year gave the Leaf a more contemporary appearance. Gone is the nerdy amphibian look of the previous-generation Leaf, replaced with modern Nissan cues such as boomerang-shaped headlamps, the V-motion grille and floating roof, among others.
The lineup now includes the standard Leaf and new Leaf Plus, both available in base S, midlevel SV and range-topping SL trim. Including the $895 destination charge, standard Leaf pricing runs from $30,885 to $37,095 and the Leaf Plus from $37,445 to $43,445. Buyers who qualify can get a $7,500 federal tax credit with a Leaf purchase.