Until now, in Portugal you could only order the LEAF 2.ZERO Launch Edition for 35.500 € (before incentives and discounts). Now that the new Nissan Leaf is rolling off the line at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, UK, it’s possible to order any trim level.
Before going to the prices of the new Nissan Leaf, let’s revisit the prices of the outgoing model – when it was being heavily discounted by Nissan in Portugal.
Now let’s see the prices for the new model.
It’s obvious that Nissan is favoring the most popular trim-level in Portugal (Acenta), which gets a 2.850 € launch discount, while the entry-level Visia only gets 850 €.
Nevertheless, the configurator is a bit messy and give us different values when we starting using it. Furthermore the prices listed below and disclosed in the press release are different than the ones we get with the configurator.
New 2018 Nissan Leaf in Portugal
- Leaf Visia: 31.800 €
- Leaf Acenta: ???
- Leaf N-Connecta: 33.250 €
- Leaf Tekna: 35.250 €
As a side note, in Portugal only the first 1.000 EVs sold each year get government subsidies and Nissan Leaf buyers are eligible to receive a 2.250 € subsidy from the State. Considering that the Nissan Leaf is so popular in Portugal, especially with Uber drivers, I won’t be surprised if the subsidies end in 2018 during the first quarter. In 2017 the subsidies were available for the first eight months.
Now we can compare to the prices in other countries where they’re already known.
New 2018 Nissan Leaf in France
- Leaf Visia: 33.900 €
- Leaf Acenta: 35.300 €
- Leaf N-Connecta: 37.100 €
- Leaf Tekna: 38.900 €
New 2018 Nissan Leaf in Norway
- Leaf Visia: 245.900 NOK (24.862 €)
- Leaf Acenta: 265.900 NOK (26.883 €)
- Leaf N-Connecta: 278.900 NOK (28.198 €)
- Leaf Tekna: 293.900 NOK (29.715 €)
Paradoxically, in France where the government incentives to buy an electric car can add up to 10.000 €, is where the Nissan Leaf is more expensive. Nissan – and every other legacy automaker – adjusts the prices of its electric cars in every country to prevent that – even after generous incentives – they become affordable and a popular alternative to its ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) counterparts. In these cases taxpayer’s money doesn’t help to reduce prices, it just goes directly to the automaker’s pockets…
Anyway, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf is a very well equipped electric car, even in the entry-level Visia trim and I already shared my opinion about that when the prices where released in France.
Finally, considering that in Portugal incentives and discounts combined on the Leaf usually vary from 5.000 to 6.000 euros, it won’t take much longer until the new Nissan Leaf can be bought for less than 30.000 €, which will make the Renault Zoe look very overpriced and begging for a nice price cut.
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