Body Styles:
SV, SL 4-door hatchback

Drive Configuration:
Front

Engines:
Electric Motor

Transmissions:
None

Assembly Location:
Oppama, Japan

What’s New for ’11

  • The LEAF, Nissan’s first all-electric production vehicle, makes its US market debut. It is designed from the ground up to be a dedicated EV, versus an electrified version of an engine-powered vehicle.
  • It is powered by an alternating-current electric motor producing 107-hp and 207 lb ft. (280 Nm) of torque, fueled by a 90 kilowatt (120-hp) battery pack. According to Nissan, it can travel up to 100 miles on a single charge. The battery pack can be charged up to 80% capacity in 30 minutes with a quick charger, or full capacity in eight hours with a 200-volt AC outlet.
  • Drivers may use a cell phone to set charging functions and activate air conditioning remotely, even when the vehicle is turned off.
  • It will initially be imported from the automaker’s Oppama, Japan plant. Production is slated to begin at Nissan’s Smyrna, TN facility by 2012 for the ’13 model year.
  • Related Information

    All 2011 U.S. Models

    2011 U.S. Model Specifications