Friday, December 3, 2010

What are the MSRP on the Nissan LEAF options?

Many sites on the Internet have written about the options available on the 2011 Nissan LEAF, such as in the My Nissan LEAF forums.  Rather than reiterate what each package entails, I think it would be handy to have a simple reference to the list that you can use when you order your LEAF.  Also note that although there technically are Cold Weather Package trims available, at this time it is unknown how much these trims will cost above their non-Cold Weather Package counterparts.

Nissan LEAF Trim Levels

Code Description List Price / MSRP Invoice Comments
17111 SV $32,780 $31,394
17211 SL $33,720 $32,293
17311 SL + ETEC $33,720 $32,293 Available only to customers who qualify for the ETEC program for a special Department of Energy grant
17411 SV w/ Cold Weather Pkg $33,710 TBD
17511 SL w/ Cold Weather Pkg $34,650 TBD
17611 SL + ETEC w/ Cold Weather Pkg $34,650 TBD Available only to customers who qualify for the ETEC program for a special Department of Energy grant

As stated above, the Cold Weather Package has yet to be enabled on any LEAF Ordering Dashboards, and as such the prices for these trim levels are not know, but hopefully this trim level will become available with the December / Teir 2 ordering wave.

Nissan LEAF Factory-Installed Options

Code Description List Price / MSRP Invoice SV Trim? SL Trim? SL + ETEC Trim? Comments
F01
CHA
Quick Charge Port $700 $607 No Yes Free CHAdeMO interface / Included in SL+ETEC
TBD 6.6kW Level-2 Charger TBD TBD No No No Mark Perry of Nissan North America has suggested this may be a future option but nothing has as yet been released about it

Of course, the 6.6kW charger option is not yet available; Nissan is suggesting it may be an option when the Smyrna, Tennessee plant opens for 2013 model year vehicles.

Nissan LEAF Port-Installed Options

Code Description List Price / MSRP Invoice SV Trim? SL Trim? SL + ETEC Trim? Comments
L92 Floor Mats & Cargo Mat Area $170 $131 Yes Yes Yes
B92 Splash Guards $140 $110 Yes Yes Yes
M94 Recycling / Organizational Package $225 $178 Yes Yes Yes
M92 Cargo Cover $290 $219 Yes Free Free
M93 Cargo Net $20 $15 Yes Yes Yes Not available with M94 Recycling / Organizational Package
N92 Hologram Kick Plates $125 $99 Yes Yes Yes Not available with B93 Eco Design Package
B93 Eco Design Package $260 $219 Yes Yes Yes Not available with N92 Hologram Kick Plates
B94 Protection Package $225 $183 Yes Yes Yes
S92 Safety Kit $75 $63 Yes Yes Yes

Now there are also options that can be installed at the Dealership that would likely have the highest markup and profit margin if charged, such as Alloy Wheel Locks — though, as I pointer out there are some dealerships where that's a complimentary upgrade and shouldn't count against the unexpected options pledge.  I would also like to point out that IMHO dealerships shouldn't whine too much about sticking to an MSRP pledge because a fully-loaded SL trim at MSRP will still net $1,731 over Invoice.

Personally, I think it most likely that the set of options and trim I shall select will also be maximal with 6.6kW charging if available (after all, I'm getting a 17.6kW EVSE for the home, which is still nearly 6 times the capacity of the base-package 3.3kW charger build into the LEAF) as well as the SL with Cold Weather Package trim, which I very sincerely hope will become available with this month's orders and expected deliveries between April and July 2011 when I am able to order in the Late Summer of 2011.