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2018 Nissan Leaf Pre-order Q&A Specs

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2018 Nissan Leaf Pre-order Q&A Specs

Disclosure: I pre-ordered 2018 Nissan Leaf SV and my sales rep sent me this specification.

As far as I know, this is most up-to-date information available for Canadian 2018 Leaf. Anyone have updated information, questions or discussion, please post here.

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thanks for sharing, details are appreciated
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is there a bonus for pre-ordering in Canada?

The Americans are getting a choice of Gifts
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azn_dan wrote: โ†‘ is there a bonus for pre-ordering in Canada?

The Americans are getting a choice of Gifts
No bonus at all and expect to pay full MSRP. No VPP either Angry Face
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azn_dan wrote: โ†‘ is there a bonus for pre-ordering in Canada?

The Americans are getting a choice of Gifts
The only bonus is on our SV, we already have the technology and winter package whereas Americans have to pay for them. I'm sure they will get steeper discounts off MSRP.
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alanbrenton wrote: โ†‘ The only bonus is on our SV, we already have the technology and winter package whereas Americans have to pay for them. I'm sure they will get steeper discounts off MSRP.
Also, my dealer only charged me $300 for two-tone paint whereas Americans have to pay $645 for it.
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Not going to sully this thread but looking forward to the Tokyo Motor show for that Nissan BEV SUV. :)
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18MY Leaf comes with L1 & L2 charger combo. L2 connection should be the NEMA 14-50R. Although I do not really need to buy the L2 charger, in order to maximize EV rebate, I would like to buy the JUICEBOX PRO 40 which also comes with the NEMA 14-50R connection.

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whats the general consensus among everyone in terms of the MY18 Leaf. Order now? Or do we really believe this bigger battery is coming at the end of 2018?

Also is TMS that big of a deal? I see it being discussed on what cars have it and what doesn't.
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I read that the thing with Tesla's battery chemistry is that it's more unstable and so TMS is mandatory but then degradation is much lower on the Tesla. Perhaps part of it could be due to "buffer" in the battery capacity.

I have to wait for the 60 kWh version because my wife drives about 200 km once a week and during winter, the 150 mile version may not cut it. It's not like I have a wild imagination about going cross-country driving on a BEV but it's work-related so it would be foolish not to considerate that driving range especially when it happens so often. :)

The 60 kWh is rumored to come with TMS because it will be from LG Chem and it's been announced that the 60 kWh version will have 150 kW Chademo (sounds like faster charging).

One of the reasons to order now is to avail of the EVIP if the range is good enough for your needs.
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azn_dan wrote: โ†‘ whats the general consensus among everyone in terms of the MY18 Leaf. Order now? Or do we really believe this bigger battery is coming at the end of 2018?

Also is TMS that big of a deal? I see it being discussed on what cars have it and what doesn't.
If your daily round trip is close to 200Km, it may not be a good idea to buy it now. You have to think about the reduced range due to A/C and heating etc. Also, battery degradation later.
All Canadian Leaf suppose to come with a battery heater so not an issue in the winter. Leaf suppose to have a passive cooling system. I think TMS is really for hot southern states such as Arizona, Texas etc anyway.
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I like to see the specs for the NISMO LEAF! Or how about a NISMO LEAF SPEC V! :)

I wonder if the other car companies use the same special power cable that Tesla uses for their P models, would 0-60 times be faster?

Also, being that the LEAF 2.0 is basically the same as the first gen LEAF. It'll be a matter of time before someone does a transplant of a 2018 LEAF battery, motor, computer to a first gen LEAF. High Tech hotrods!
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alanbrenton wrote: โ†‘ The only bonus is on our SV, we already have the technology and winter package whereas Americans have to pay for them. I'm sure they will get steeper discounts off MSRP.
From looking at the first post, Nissan cheap out this year on the SV model. No heated mirrors or heat pump? Only offered on the top line SL model. So we're going to be paying extra as this came standard in the SV models previous years.
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some1not wrote: โ†‘ From looking at the first post, Nissan cheap out this year on the SV model. No heated mirrors or heat pump? Only offered on the top line SL model. So we're going to be paying extra as this came standard in the SV models previous years.
No. Look at the specs again. Heated mirrors are standard from base S. Heat pump is standard on SV and SL. Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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some1not wrote: โ†‘ From looking at the first post, Nissan cheap out this year on the SV model. No heated mirrors or heat pump? Only offered on the top line SL model. So we're going to be paying extra as this came standard in the SV models previous years.
I see hybrid heater in the midtrim and nothing I need in the SL.

Tesla offers TACC for $5k USD. It does lane change assist and highway exit assist but probably not for prime time yet if the GPS system does not come with dual or triple receivers. I think they think everyone is getting too lazy to think and drive. :)
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OP if you don't mind, can you provide your reasons why you chose the Leaf over other EVs. I need to book an EV but am unable to decide between the Gold and Leaf.
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Holystone wrote: โ†‘ OP if you don't mind, can you provide your reasons why you chose the Leaf over other EVs. I need to book an EV but am unable to decide between the Gold and Leaf.
My daily commute is 75Km round trip and I do have ICE vehicle for longer trips.

Leaf : 240Km. It is very nicely equipped for the price. I do like "Pro Pilot" semi-autonomous driving capability. Unlike other adaptive cruise control, ICC works on all speed range.
Model S : Availability is a huge issue and by the time it is available, EV rebate might disappear and it would be too expensive.
Bolt : I do not need to carry 380Km heavy battery 99% of the time. Approx $5K more than Leaf.
Volt : It is not 100% electric vehicle. It would be an ideal car if you only have one car in the household.
Ioniq : Similar pricing as Leaf but only 200Km and no telematics connection available.
E-Golf : Similar pricing as Leaf but only 200Km. I do not have any negative opinions except the very expensive paint options.
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Ah finally good to see a dedicated 2018 Leaf thread branching out from the Hyundai Ioniq Electric thread. As what was said in that thread, Nissan skimped out too much on the base S trim level, forcing you to pay up $3500 for things that other competitors already have for the same price. One should think of their budget and purchase what they can afford and something that works for their situation and circumstance of travel. I went with the Ioniq, but advised my brother and his fiance to go for the Leaf, so I'm not biased to either one, both will be great EVs.

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