Nissan Debuts The New 2023 LEAF Featuring Updated Exterior

Dustin Hawley | Apr 25, 2022

The Nissan LEAF has been a symbol of the automaker's commitment to bringing all-electric mobility to the general public for over a decade. Over ten years later, Nissan continues that focus with the all-new 2023 LEAF and a revitalized lineup to deliver maximum value for EV buyers.

Available in two grade levels - S and SV PLUS - the 2023 LEAF went through a bit of a transformation as Nissan worked to tailor the model lineup to reflect the most customer-requested features and technologies.

Nissan LEAF

Updates to the 2023 LEAF are abundant, including an enhanced front-end esthetic and refreshed front grille, bumper molding, and headlights. The Nissan badge on the front grille is now illuminated, having been updated to better reflect the brand's new design.

Changes inside the cabin are present as well, with the new Nissan badge on the steering wheel and an all-new start-up video on the screen of the instrument panel. Black cloth comes standard on both trims, including gray finishers for the LEAF S and gloss black finishers for the LEAF SV Plus.

Nissan LEAF at charging station

The 2023 LEAF S comes equipped with a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery and 110-kW electric motor, delivering a solid 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. The LEAF SV PLUS is synonymous with its name, as this enhanced model features a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery and a powerful 160-kW electric motor. The LEAF SV PLUS can produce 214 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque, with an EPA estimated range for both models likely to be available closer to launch, though pricing is expected to be similar to last year’s models.

ProPILOT Assist, a hands-on driver-assist system that combines Nissan's Intelligent Cruise Control and steering assist technologies, comes standard on LEAF SV PLUS. The ProPILOT Assist feature also includes a stop and hold function that can bring the vehicle to a complete stop, hold it in place, and bring it back up to speed when traffic begins moving again.

Nissan has stated that it will reduce the MSRP of the LEAF to provide the best value to customers. Both models will maintain similar starting prices, and qualified buyers may also be eligible for a potential federal tax credit of up to $7,500. More information to come as the launch date approaches.

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