NASHVILLE - Nissan North America Inc. announced the start of order specification for MY 2011 Nissan LEAF customers who have placed a reservation online. Consumers will now be able to choose the color and trim level of their Nissan LEAF.

The ordering process for Nissan LEAF will be prioritized based on when consumers submitted their original reservations online and by the consumer's market. Over the next several weeks, reservation holders will begin to receive e-mails informing them how to submit an order. They will contact a dealer to negotiate their price and finalize the order for the purchase or lease of a Nissan LEAF.

First, a consumer's order must be agreed upon with a dealer. Then the order will be placed in sequence for production and delivery according to the consumer's market. These future Nissan LEAF drivers will be informed of an estimated delivery time upon completing the order process.

"Today Nissan moves one step closer to placing thousands of zero-emission electric cars on American roadways," said Brian Carolin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Nissan North America. "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."

Nissan previously announced SV and SL trim introductory pricing for the 2011 Nissan LEAF on March 30. Today, the company is providing additional information to consumers with reservations, including detailed factory and port installed options content. Currently, more than 18,600 people in the United States have made a reservation for the Nissan LEAF, drawing closer to the target of 20,000 reservations by December.

In preparation for the opening of the Nissan Web site for customer orders on Aug. 31 in California, Arizona, Tennessee, Washington and Oregon, the following specifications are being released:

MY 2011 Nissan LEAF SV: $32,780
Technology features include:

  • All-New Dedicated EV Platform
  • 3.3 kW Onboard Charger
  • Standard Charge Port (240V)
  • Palm-Shift Drive Selector
  • Recycled Cloth Seat Fabric
  • No Charge For 36 Months
    CARWINGS (Telematics) Roadside Assistance
  • 5 Exterior Colors
  • Laminated 24 kWh Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Portable Trickle Charge Cable (120V)
  • Navigation System
  • Regenerative Braking
  • 16-inch Alloy Wheels
  • No Charge For 36 Months

MY 2011 Nissan LEAF SL: $33,720
In addition to standard SV features, includes:

  • Photovoltaic Solar Panel Spoiler
  • Fog Lights
  • Cargo Cover
  • RearView Monitor (RVM)
  • Automatic On/Off Headlights
  • Homelink Universal Transceiver

Quick Charge Option: $700
Available with the SL trim, this charge port on the vehicle will allow for charging to 80 percent capacity in 30 minutes at compatible high-voltage public charging stations.

Destination and Handling: $820

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