The Nissan Leaf has long been one of the best-selling electric cars. Despite a certain age, which is beginning to be especially intensifying with the competition, the Japanese sedan still retains serious advantages. And for less than € 100 a month, some customers might find what they were looking for.
The Nissan Leaf is one of those rare electric cars, like the Zoé, which had the right for two generations. The first was released in 2010 and ended her career in 2017. On this date, it was taken over by the second generation. It has been five years since Leaf II came out, and even as it begins to age, it still benefits from qualities that are still quite current.
If you are looking for a new model, your sales representative has certainly already talked to you about financing, especially in LLD or LOA: long-term and repurchase leases. To distinguish the two, it’s simple: yourent»The car in both cases for the period specified when signing the lease.
The difference between these two rental offers occurs at the end of the contract, after 3, 4 or 5 years. With LOA (pre-emptive rental) you will have the choice between exercising a call option (defined in advance when signing the contract), ie buying the car in full, or returning the vehicle. LLD (long-term lease) does not include the option to purchase at the end of the contract. In other words, you return the car.
In this section, we offer you the decryption of current offers, which can be found on the manufacturers’ websites. We will take a closer look at what conditions need to be met and whether this financing is economically suitable for you.
And today, after decrypting the Škoda Enyaq iV offer available from 299 euros / month, Kia EV6 from 297 euros / month, MG ZS EV for 99 euros / month, Peugeot e-208 to 149 euros / month, Renault Mégane E-Tech for 248 euros / month, Volkswagen ID.3 for 229 euros / month, Renault Twingo E-Tech for 79 euros / month, Tesla Model 3 for less than 400 euros / month, Mini Electric from 350 euros / month, Hyundai Kona Electric from 139 euros / month, Fiat 500 electric from 109 euros / month, now it’s Nissan Leaf’s turn from 99 euros / month.
Which Nissan Leaf is offered for 99 euros / month?
With a two or three clicks on the promotion tab on the brand’s website, you can easily identify the Leaf offer for € 99 / month. For our financing, this is the smallest model, namely the Nissan Leaf in the “Acenta” version with a battery with a capacity of 40 kWh, which gives it a range of 270 km and 385 km in pure urban traffic. The car is powered by an electric block with 150 horsepower and 320 Nm of torque. By default, we find this equipment:
- Smart cruise control
- Intelligent emergency braking with pedestrian recognition
- Intelligent rear collision warning system
- Lane departure warning
- Intelligent lane detection road sign recognition
- Blind spot monitoring
- Acoustic Vehicle Warning System (AVAS)
- Hill Start Assist
- Electrically adjustable heated exterior mirrors
- leather steering wheel
- Automatic air conditioning
- 1 front USB port
- 2 rear USB ports
- 12V socket on the front center console
- Power windows front and rear
- Automatic windshield wipers
- Timed switch-off of the “Follow me home” headlights.
- Automatic lights on
- Front fog lights
- Halogen headlights with LED light signature
- LED tail lights
- E-Pedal technology (when activated, this technology allows you to accelerate, decelerate and brake to a stop by simply depressing the accelerator pedal. The brake pedal remains active and allows you to react in the event of unexpected braking.)
- Combined device with 7-inch HD TFT color display
- 8.0-inch color touch screen
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- 6 meter cable (charging from a 230V home socket in 21 hours on a 40 kWh battery)
- 32A cable with a length of 6 meters (charging at a public terminal or Wallbox 7kW T2 for 7:30 on a 40 kWh battery)
- 6.6 kW on-board charger for charging on a 32A Wallbox terminal
- CHAdeMO port for 50 kW fast charger (charging from 20% to 80% in 60 minutes at 40 kWh)
As is the case with Japanese models, the standard equipment is relatively generous, especially for driver assistance technologies. The basic car covered by this offer is not the sad white color, but the “Tuscan red”. The model is also equipped with 16-inch rims.
What are the conditions for qualifying for the Nissan Leaf LLD offer?
This is an offer of long-term rental over 37 months and a maximum of 30,000 kilometers. The site states that the offer of 99 € / month is not subject to a contribution. In fact, the contribution is 11,000 euros, but this is absorbed by an environmental bonus of 6,000 euros and a conversion bonus of 5,000 euros, which therefore requires scrapping the old vehicle.
To qualify for the conversion bonus, you must scrap an old diesel or gasoline vehicle. The old scrapped vehicle must be a car or van with a total weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes. The date of first registration of this vehicle must be before 2011 for diesel and before 2006 for petrol.
The vehicle must also belong to an authorized person for at least one year. Finally, the reference tax revenue per unit listed on your previous year’s tax return must be less than or equal to € 13,489.
How much will the Nissan Leaf LLD offer you?
Nissan Leaf will cost you 3,564 euros for three years of rental. Nissan displays its car from 34,400 euros on its website, the ecological bonus and the bonus for maximum conversion are not deducted. This ultimately gives us the car on display for 23,400 euros.
From this price, you will pay 15% of the price of your car for three years. This is very little, given that the three-year discount for this type of car is between 30% and 35%. As the offer is not a LOA, there is no possibility to repurchase the vehicle. It must be returned at the end of the rental.
Beware of repair costs, which are always expensive at the time of return. We recommend that you do this in advance with the bodybuilder, it will cost you less than with the dealer. If you take the vehicle back to your dealer after your LLD, he will also be a little less careful about repair costs.
What are the benefits of the Nissan Leaf LLD offer?
The amount of rent is a matter of course. 99 € / month for a 100% electric sedan and all without entry, today it is unbeatable. Only the MG ZS EV, which is an urban SUV, did just as well when the offer of 99 EUR / month was still valid. Achieving such a low monthly payment is also due to government assistance, with “discounts” of up to 11,000 euros, if you check all the boxes.
Autonomy is very correct for everyday use, a little short for long journeys, but customers will use their car mainly daily, especially for trips from home to work.
As mentioned above, the standard subsidy is interesting. Basically, the color is pretty cool, there are alloy wheels and lots of technology, starting with an 8-inch touch screen in the middle and compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Driving aids are almost all present, which is a good point for safety. By the way, the Nissan Leaf received a maximum rating of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash test.
What are the disadvantages of the Nissan Leaf LLD offer
As usual, the 30,000 km in three years is perhaps a good deal. Another minor disadvantage is the charging under the CHAdeMO protocol and not in Combo CCS, the European standard. Some terminals are equipped with CHAdeMO sockets, but they will become increasingly rare in the future. If there is no CHEdeMO socket, Leaf can also be charged with a Type 2 connector at 7 kW, but it will take a little longer.
Another disadvantage is the conversion bonus adjustment. As you saw above, there are many conditions and in the end few customers will check all the boxes. It certainly won’t stop you from buying Nissan Leaf in LLD, but the rents won’t be the same. Last but not least, we must not forget that the car does not belong to you and that it will therefore not be possible to sell it as a contribution to the purchase of another vehicle.
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