Nissan Canada announced it would reopen its online reservation system for its first allocation of model year 2012 Nissan LEAFs at noon on Saturday, October 22nd.
Reservations are open to those who live within the vicinity (65 km) of the 27 Nissan LEAF certified dealers across Canada and who registered online before October 9.
The 350 Nissan LEAFs available for Canadian retail customers in this first allotment for MY12 will begin delivery in the coming months. The MY12 units will be identical in spec and pricing to the MY11 Nissan LEAFs. At a starting price of $38,395, the Nissan LEAF is eligible for provincial rebates of $8,500 in Ontario and $8,000 in Quebec.
As with the first wave of reservations back in August, Nissan says it will carefully manage the purchase process from online registration.
“We’re already well into the delivery of the first Nissan LEAFs to Canadian consumers and the feedback has echoed excitement at being at the forefront of the electric mobility movement and pure driving pleasure,” said Judy Wheeler, director of marketing, Nissan Canada Inc.
“We learned through the first wave of reservations that Canadians are very serious about the Nissan LEAF. The majority of those who ‘reserved’ a car have either completed their purchase or are continuing through the purchase process.”
Based on the enthusiastic response to the first wave of reservations, Nissan Canada anticipates selling out of all MY12 units quickly. Through model year 2012, Nissan expects to release around 600 Nissan LEAFs on the Canadian market.
The reservation process includes a $99 reservation fee (fully refundable) to secure a reservation. After booking a home-charging assessment, customers will receive an invitation to order a Nissan LEAF.