That illuminated Nissan logo? That's where the U.S. is really missing out.

The lit-up logo is one of a number of extras that Nissan Leaf owners can get overseas that they can't get here in the States, Green Car Reports says.

Other, more practical goodies include a charging-port lid cover in the UK that costs almost $300, a pair of parking sensors (also available in the UK) that run for more than $1,100 and a spare wheel that's available in Australia. While the U.S. Leafs don't include spares, buyers can actually get them as an aftermarket item.

But the grooviest extras appear to be in Nissan's home turf of Japan. There, buyers can get turn-signal indicators on their Leaf vehicles' mirrors for about $600. And that lit-up Nissan logo? That'll run Japanese Leaf buyers a cool $350. Domo arigatou.


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      amtoro
      • 2 Years Ago
      Most of those accessories actually serve a purpose and that is why they are not popular in the US. Americans prefer fake carbon fiber hood decals, turbo vents on their fenders, and smoked headlamps and tail lights (against which, the police never does anything, even if they are as illegal as purple light bulbs or missing licenses plates) Sorry for the rant, I just can't stand it
        Rotation
        • 2 Years Ago
        @amtoro
        They're not offered in the US. How do you confuse popularity with availability?
      paulwesterberg
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow these all sound like crap - no wonder they are not offered.
      krona2k
      • 2 Years Ago
      I would have hoped paking sensors were standard on a car like this, still I've been parking without sensors for years so can probably manage without.
      noevfud
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very informative green article! ABG, you have outdone yourselves with filler:)
      Rick
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nissan UK are forking out bugger all with these extras Electric Car sales were 52 in July in the UK down -71% on July 2011. Even though most of the 52 EV UK sales in July are probably all Leafs its costing Nissan next to nothing for the extras. $1,100 for parking sensors, l would rather keep the $1100 as a discount and park it myself without them.
        Kevin Chu
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Rick
        "$1,100 for parking sensors, l would rather keep the $1100 as a discount and park it myself without them.", this is why they don't offer those accessories to us. We are not willing to buy those accessories.