Nissan announced in a statement the launch of the 2023 LEAF, with a refreshed exterior design, new aluminum-alloy wheels, and a revised lineup to deliver maximum value for EV customers. The 2023 LEAF will be available in two grade levels, LEAF S and LEAF SV Plus.
The updates to the 2023 LEAF include an enhanced front end appearance with a refreshed front grille, bumper molding, and headlights that feature a new black inner finisher. The Nissan badge is now illuminated and has been updated to the brand's new design identity. In addition, the shapes of the tire deflectors at all four corners, rear under diffuser, and rear spoiler have all been modified for better aerodynamics, according to the statement.
The 2023 LEAF SV PLUS also comes standard with a new 5-spoke 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheel. Inside, changes for 2023 include the new Nissan badge on the steering wheel and a new start-up video on the instrument panel screen. Black cloth is standard on both trims, with gray finishers for LEAF S and gloss black finishers for LEAF SV Plus.
In 2022, Nissan lowered the MSRP of the LEAF with both models maintaining similar starting prices for 2023.
The 2023 LEAF S is equipped with a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery and 110-kW electric motor that delivers 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. The 2023 Nissan LEAF SV PLUS features a 60-kWh lithium-ion battery and a 160-kW electric motor that produces 214 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. EPA range estimates for both models will be available closer to launch, however range is expected to be similar to 2022 models.
Standard on LEAF SV PLUS is ProPILOT Assist, a hands-on driver assist system that combines Nissan's Intelligent Cruise Control and steering assist technologies. ProPILOT Assist also includes a stop and hold function that can bring the vehicle to a full stop, hold in place and can bring the vehicle back up to speed when traffic starts moving again.
Every 2023 Nissan LEAF is offered with a limited lithium-ion battery warranty covering defects in materials or workmanship for eight years or 100,000 miles, whichever comes first, for the battery pack. Nissan also provides a limited warranty against battery capacity loss below nine bars of capacity as shown on the vehicle's battery capacity level gauge for the first eight years or 100,000 miles for all models.