GetOffYourGas wrote:If Nissan ends up at the same price point as the Bolt, then I consider that a sacrifice. They are sacrificing their price advantage. Although for the consumer it would end up being the trade-off of a fun-to-drive car with tight suspension and seats versus a boring-but-comfortable family hauler. There's room for both, IMO.
Yes, there is. And the Nissan has its own advantages such as it's pro-pilot capabilities, which will be a strong motivator for the people disappointed in the Bolt's lack of adaptive cruise control. A lot of people also seem to think that the Leaf, at least the current one, has a nicer interior as well.
So it's a different set of trade-offs and if a 60kWh Leaf comes out at the same price as the Bolt then the market will decide just how much of a "sacrifice" NIssan has made. As long as they continue to produce the 40kWh model to address the most cost-conscious sector of the market I don't think the upscale model would be any real sacrifice at all.