The 2013 Nissan LEAF -- which stands for "Leading, Environmentally friendly, Affordable Family car" -- saw its July sales jump 372 percent year-over-year compared to July 2012, pushing its 2013 total back in front of the Chevy Volt in their see-saw battle for this year's EV sales throne. Over the first seven months of 2013, Nissan sold 11,703 LEAF models, 230 percent more than it had at the same point a year ago. While the LEAF's price is certainly one eye-catching factor, several other features, such as its generous driving range on a full charge, have likely caught motorists' attention, too.
"Obviously people are being pulled toward the new Nissan LEAF because it's affordable, but they're continually discovering that it offers so much more than that," said Dave Wright, owner of Dave Wright Nissan, an Iowa Nissan dealership. "When you see fuel efficiency reaching 129 MPGe in the city and 102 MPGe on the highway, it's impossible not to take notice. Plus, it's spacious enough to accommodate families, which has earned the LEAF even more appeal."
Not only does the new Nissan LEAF boast a driving range of 75 miles -- a distance that can be enhanced further by switching into Eco Mode -- it also features more efficient charging times than past models. Inside, this spacious four-door hatchback seats five, with standard heated seats and a heated leather steering wheel. It also has available Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, helping drivers stay connected without taking their attention away from the road.
About Dave Wright Nissan:
Dave Wright Nissan is a Nissan dealership that's been serving Greater Cedar Rapids for years. Their staff prides itself on meeting its customers' expectations every time they enter the facility, whether they're looking for Nissan parts or a new LEAF, Altima or Pathfinder, or they have a vehicle that requires service. Stop by their showroom at 1900 51st St. NE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, or give them a call at 888-274-8189. You can also find them at http://www.davewrightnissan.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/