Nissan Leaf was launched in Australia – starts at AUD51,500 image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan has recently announced that the Leaf has been launched in Australia, where the model has a starting price of 51,500 AUD.

The Nissan Leaf is the second production all-electric vehicle to be sold in Australia, as the car manufacturer said, and even if the model has arrived quite late on the continent, it’s carrying a premium 20-40 percent over other markets. The Nissan Leaf in Australia is significantly more expensive than the same vehicle in the United States, where the model costs $27,700, compared to the $51,910 in the “Pacific”.

“A full charge delivers a potential range of 170 km (NEDC), a distance which will satisfy the daily driving demands of a clear majority of customers. Global research indicates that the average daily mileage for 80 percent of the world’s population is under 100 km: the figure in Japan and the UK is under 50 km for 80 percent of the population”, as the press release for the Aussie Leaf says.

As a quick reminder, the 2012 Nissan Leaf is coming with a warranty of 8 years or 100,000 miles for the advanced lithium-ion battery pack. Five exterior colors are available for the 2012 model: the Cayenne Red, Super Black, Brilliant Silver, Blue Ocean and Glacier Pearl. The 2012 Nissan Leaf is coming with 107 HP and 27 lb-ft of torque, front-wheel drive and a range of 100 miles per charge.