Upgraded Nissan Leaf to debut in December image

The Japanese based automaker Nissan is planning to upgrade its Leaf electric vehicle and the model will be officially presented to the public in December, 2012.

After the 2012 Nissan Leaf model was presented not too long ago with its extra features, the 2013 Nissan Leaf is getting ready for its future customers and the car manufacturer is already working on it in order to make its debut later this year. Even if the Japanese carmaker has announced the upgraded Nissan Leaf, details on it remain limited and we only know that the model will get leather seats, a more efficient heating system and a darker and new interior.

The Nissan Leaf is the best-selling electric vehicle in the United States, outselling the locally assembled Chevrolet Volt in 2011 which managed to be sold in 7,600 units, compared to the 10,000 of the Japanese vehicle. As a reminder, the 2012 Nissan Leaf, which is already available worldwide, is coming with a standard battery heater, heated steering wheel, heated side mirrors, heated front and rear seats, heated HVAC duct on all models and a Quick Charge Port offered as standard, which can charge the vehicle up to 80 percent in 30 minutes using the DC fast charger. The 2012 Leaf is being offered in an eight-year warranty or 100,000 miles for the advanced lithium-ion battery pack.