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Green Inflation: 2012 Nissan Leaf Price Increase

Fans of the Nissan Leaf can be prepared to pay a bit more for their beloved EV. The MSRP for the 2012 Leaf will set you back $35,000 (including an $820 destination fee).

Fans of the Nissan Leaf will have to shell out a few more dollars for the next-generation EV. According to a new press release, Nissan plans on increasing the price of the upcoming Leaf, but have also added some minor upgrades. Nissan has decided to make the cold weather package, which consists of a battery heater, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats including an HVAC duct to the rear seating area and heated outside mirrors standard for the upcoming 2012 Leaf.

So just how much will you expect to pay for the 2012 Nissan Leaf? The MSRP of the base SV will set you back $35,000 (including an $820 destination fee) as opposed to the current $32,780 price tag on the 2011 Leaf SV and $33,720 tag for the SL version. Beginning on July 25, Nissan will open the 2012 Leaf ordering process to buyers with existing reservations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. As of August 4, Nissan will reopen the reservation process to the general public in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

The automaker will begin taking orders for the Leaf from residents in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York later this fall.

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