Full-electric vehicles have been on the public’s radar for a while now, as demonstrated by the Nissan LEAF, marking its 10th year in the U.S. marketplace with a freshened, multi-model lineup for 2023 that’s making its American debut starting this week at the New York International Auto Show. The LEAF lineup is now divided into two models, the LEAF S and LEAF SV PLUS, both of which feature fine-tuned sheetmetal for improved aerodynamics, along with a new front bumper molding and revised headlamps. Nissan has also added an illuminated version of its revised logo to the LEAF’s hood.
Every 2023 LEAF S will have a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery back and a 110-kW motor rated at 147 horsepower. The LEAF SV PLUS upgrades to 60-kWh batteries and a 160-kW motor that Nissan says will deliver 214 horsepower. Nissan also reports that it will hold the line on 2022 pricing for its all-electric subcompact EVs, with the manufacturer reminding LEAF buyers that they could be eligible for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500 by taking delivery.