Few tweaks for 2014 Nissan Leaf(Read article summary)
The 2014 Nissan Leaf offers drivers a few small improvements, including a backup camera system for every grade, an updated information technology system, and slightly better mileage than its 2013 predecessor.
The updates are largely detail changes to equipment levels, everything else continuing pretty much as the 2013 model left it.
RearView Monitor, Nissan's backup camera system, is now standard on all grades, S, SV and SL.
Also standard on relevant models is an updated EV-IT system, Nissan's dedicated information technology system for electric vehicles. The system now includes voice destination entry and SMS readout.
The minor changes join the larger roster of technical upgrades the Leaf received earlier this year, to coincide with production at Nissan's Smyrna, Tennessee plant.
Those included a new entry-level S grade with a reduced price--now starting at $29,650 including an $850 destination charge--a 6.6 kW on-board charger, and an improved CARWINGS telematics system.
Range also increased from 73 to 75 miles, while the 2013 and 2014 Leafs have a combined EPA economy rating of 115 MPGe--or 29 kWh per 100 miles.
The 2014 Nissan Leaf is available October 2013.