Nissan has begun taking “order specifications” for its all-electric Leaf vehicle, the Japanese auto maker announced Tuesday. This means basically that those who placed a reservation online for the car can now choose the color and trim level of the Leaf to outfit it with the features of their choice.
Nissan said the ordering process will be prioritized based on when consumers submitted their original reservations online and by the consumer’s market. Would be drivers will be contacted by a Nissan dealer to negotiate their price and finalize the order for the purchase or lease of the Leaf. Once the order is complete it will be placed in sequence for production and delivery according to the consumer’s market, with customers being informed of an estimated delivery timing upon completing the order process.
Two trim levels are available for the Leaf to the more than 18,600 people in the United States who have made a vehicle reservation. The more advanced level will offer features including a solar panel spoiler, fog lights, cargo cover, rear view monitor, automatic headlights and a HomeLink universal transceiver. An additional option for those at the upper trim level is a special charge port on the vehicle that will allow for charging to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes at compatible high voltage public charging stations.
“Today Nissan moves one step closer to placing thousands of zero-emission electric cars on American roadways,” said Brian Carolin, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Nissan North America, in a statement. “As more than 80 percent of those customers placing a reservation are new to Nissan, we look forward to welcoming them as they embrace Nissan’s innovation and begin zero-emission driving.”