The 2013 Nissan LEAF is expected to be showcased at the 2013 North America International Auto Show this month, according to Smolich Nissan in Bend, Oregon
BEND, Oregon – Smolich Nissan, a Nissan dealership in Bend, OR (smolichnissan.com), is anticipating the reveal of the 2013 Nissan LEAF electric vehicle at the 2013 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS). NAIAS will take place starting Monday, January 14, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.
InsideEVs, a news organization that focuses on electric vehicles, reported this week that while production of the 2013 Nissan LEAF is behind schedule, the United States version of the car would debut on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at NAIAS. InsideEVs also expects pricing and range statistics to be revealed as well.
“Currently US dealers have the ability to order 2013 model year inventory from Nissan. That includes the ability to order a unit of the new entry level ‘S’ model (although dealers have not been cost pricing either). Dealerships have been told to expect delivery of the 2013s approximately around the end of February,” wrote Jay Cole for InsideEVs.
One of the largest auto shows in North America, NAIAS features upcoming production vehicles and concept cars by automakers across the globe. The 2013 show will start on Monday, January 14, 2013 and run through Sunday, January 27, 2013. January 14 – 15 will be Press Preview days, January 16 – 17 are Industry Preview days and the show is open to the public from January 19 – 27.
On Friday, January 18, NAIAS will hold a special Charity Preview day, which raises money for local children’s charities. Since its inception in 1987, the Charity Preview has raised over $87 million. Last year, patrons raised $3 million that was divided between nine charities.
Details about the 2013 Nissan LEAF electric vehicle have not been released, however the 2012 model continues to collect awards. The 2012 LEAF offers a roomy interior and all-electric range of 73 miles, making it the perfect eco-friendly short-trip car. The 2012 Nissan LEAF is eligible for federal tax credit dollars, making the car extremely affordable.