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Car leasing information on Nissan's 2011 Leaf revealed
When it was first announced in 2009, Japanese automaker Nissan's new plug-in hybrid, the Leaf, generated substantial buzz and interest among eco-friendly drivers the world over. Now as the release date for the vehicle draws even closer, Nissan is releasing pricing information for prospective consumers interested in leasing or purchasing its newest fuel efficient vehicle.
The Automotive News is reporting that Nissan is basing its pricing models on the industry's leading hybrid vehicles like the Toyota Prius and the Honda Accord, suggesting that car leasing
would be affordable for a large portion of the American population.
American drivers will have a slight advantage over their Japanese counterparts as Nissan intends to allow U.S. lessees to lease both the car and the lithium-ion battery, whereas those in Japan would be required to purchase the vehicle while leasing the battery.
"If we include the battery and the vehicle in a lease and take account of the incentives, we want the monthly lease to be comparable with that of the Honda Accord or Toyota Prius," reports Automotive News.
The Prius and Accord typically lease between $330 and $420 a month, according to the news provider.