Nissan has announced the U.S. American pricing for the 2020 Leaf electric car. The 2020 Nissan Leaf S, which uses a 40 kWh battery, starts at $31,600. The 2020 Nissan Leaf Plus S, which features a larger 62 kWh battery, has an MSRP of $38,200.
Aside from the price update, the new 2020 Leaf will showcase improved safety features, a new infotainment system and an “updated EV sound”. The safety features include automated emergency brakes, pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and high beam assist.
Regarding the sound, the new 2020 Leaf has a “voice” to warn pedestrians of the electric vehicle in motion. It activates as a constant sound while the vehicle is driving under 30 kph, which is named “canto”, while a pulsing chime is emitted when the vehicle is backing up. Nissan has played around with the concept of vehicle sounds, going as far as installing a Christmas carol in a Leaf over the holidays.
In terms of marketing in the USA, Nissan has also been quite active recently and is not only offering the newest version of one of the most popular electric vehicles on the planet but also expanding fast-charging infrastructure in the USA, to help transform the market.
Every 2020 Nissan Leaf has a limited battery warranty covering defects in materials or workmanship for eight years or 100,000 miles. Nissan also provides a limited warranty against battery capacity loss below nine bars of capacity as shown on the vehicle’s battery capacity level gauge for the first eight years or 100,000 miles for all models.