Nissan Leaf EV now tax free in Malaysia – Price from RM169k or RM2,300 / month

Nissan Leaf is currently priced RM168,800 On-the-road without insurance in Malaysia, the EV’s July 2019 launch price is RM20,888 less than RM188,888. Reasons for the new retail price of government incentives for EVs announced in Budget 2022, where CBU EVs (which are leaflets) are exempt from import and excise duties.

As previously reported, Leaf’s original price tag has already been exempted from import duty but still includes reduced excise duty (10%) and sales and service tax (SST). The new price tag removes both import and excise duties but the SST remains.

Customers who do not wish to purchase Leaf directly can opt for the GoCar Subscription car subscription service, which costs RM2,300 per month for a three year contract. This subscription plan includes a 7 kW Walbox charger, road tax, insurance, regular service, wear and tear parts (12-volt battery, brake pads, wiper blades and tires) and a mileage limit of 20,000 km / year. Short terms are available for a high monthly fee.

In terms of specifications, the leaf remains unchanged and is equipped with an EM57 electric motor that drives the front wheels. The e-motor is rated at 150 PS (110 kW) and 320 Nm of torque, allowing an electronically limited top speed of 0-100 km / h in 7.9 seconds and 155 km / h.

Power comes from a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery that provides a 311km range following the NEDC standard, and recharging is done using a 6.6kW rated onboard AC charger (Type 1). Each page purchased comes as standard with a single-phase home wallbox charger that delivers 6.6kW of single-phase AC charging power and takes about seven hours for the battery to fully charge.

Leaf supports DC fast charging (CHAdeMO port) at 50 kW, it takes about one hour or 15 minutes to go back about 78 km with full charge. You can see a list of Malaysian DCFCs equipped with the CHAdeMO plug here.

In terms of equipment, the only leaf variant has 17-inch ‘turbine’ wheels (with 215/50 profile tires), LED headlamps and taillights, automatic air conditioning, keyless entry and start, leather / Alcantara furnishings, a seven-inch multi- Info display, a five-inch head unit, six airbags, autonomous emergency braking, an all-around view monitor, ride control and trace control.

Six exterior finishes are offered, including four single-tone (Brilliant Silver, Super Black, Gunmetal Gray and Deep Blue Pearl) and two dual-tone options (Pearl White Body, Deep Blue Pearl Roof; Magnetic Red Body, Super Black Roof). The interior can be graphite black or stone gray, regardless of the color of the exterior.

Each purchase comes with a three-year / 100,000km warranty and a three-year / 60,000km free service maintenance, while the car’s lithium-ion battery comes with an eight-year / 160,000km warranty for peace of mind.

With its latest price tag, Leaf is the second most affordable EV you can buy here after Base, a Hyundai Kona Electric e-Lite variant that retails for RM149,888 and has a 136 PS, 395 Nm, 39.2-kWh battery. Offers and 305 km range (WLTP standard). Would you consider Leaf if you were looking to buy an EV? Check out our review of the page and share your thoughts below.

Gallery: Nissan Leaf

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