Gallery: Nissan Announces New Leaf Upgrades Launching in Late 2012


Nissan is on track to double sales of the Leaf for 2012 and with this success, the company has announced plans to launch an upgraded version of the electric vehicle at the end of the year. Available starting late 2012, the upgrade will include a “much, much more efficient” heating system for winter months. This will allow drivers to see another “20 to 25 miles of improvements”  in cold weather over the car’s current EPA-rated range of 73 miles per charge. One of the updates will be less environmentally-friendly though as Nissan will also offer the option of a dark leather interior to 2013 purchasers of the Leaf.

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