On the heels of its 7,000th Leaf delivery in the United States, Nissan North America is expanding availability of the $35,200-plus 2012 Leaf, with orders now accepted from residents of Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and New York. Initial deliveries of the 2012 Leaf, complete with the now-standard cold-weather package, will take place in these states by the end of December.
When poked and prodded hard enough, an automaker occasionally lets some information squeak out without intentions to do so. Luckily, we almost immediately get wind of any slip-up and bring it directly to you. Case in point: CNN Money writer Peter Valdes-Dapena spoke with Nissan spokesman Steve Oldham. Among other things, the discussion focused on production numbers for the Leaf. As expected, Oldham's responses were scarce on details, but he may have inadvertently let some specifics fly.