With the Ariya electric crossover on the horizon, Nissan last year slashed the price of the Nissan Leaf by more than $4,000, making it the cheapest electric car on the U.S. market.

Now, it keeps the 2023 Leaf on the same, more affordable track, while updating the styling and reducing the number of models in the lineup to two.

The two sides of the 2023 Nissan Leaf range include the Leaf S with a 40 kWh battery pack and the Leaf Plus SV with a 62 kWh battery pack. That brings an EPA-estimated range of 149 miles for the S, or 215 miles for the SV Plus. As far as we can tell, these 2023 configurations omit the possible 226-mile rating in base Leaf Plus S form factor through 2022.

There are also differences in power and acceleration between the two models. The S has a 110-kilowatt electric motor producing 147 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, while the SV Plus has a 160-kilowatt motor producing 214 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque.

2023 Nissan Leaf

2023 Nissan Leaf

2023 Nissan Leaf

2023 Nissan Leaf

2023 Nissan Leaf

There is a huge price difference between the two models. The Leaf S starts at $28,425, while the Leaf SV starts at $36,425.

Exterior updates include a new grille design and bumper molding, as well as headlight designs with black interior panels. Also, in sync with the Ariya, the Nissan badge on the front is illuminated.

Nissan has introduced a new five-spoke 17-inch alloy wheel design. It also says the rear lower diffuser, rear spoiler and tire deflectors have been revised for better aerodynamics at the front and rear wheels across the lineup.

Inside, the 2023 Nissan Leaf gets new badges on the steering wheel and a launch video on the dashboard screen. Black cloth upholstery is now standard, with a grey finish for the Leaf S and a gloss black finish for the Leaf SV Plus. The Leaf SV also includes Nissan’s ProPilot Assist driver assistance system – pairing stop-start cruise control with active lane control.

2023 Nissan Leaf

2023 Nissan Leaf

A successor to the Leaf could be on the horizon by the middle of the next decade, and aside from producing larger U.S. EVs by 2025 and a total of 15 EVs globally by 2030, Nissan has the right idea – EV success Means adding new models while preserving familiar ones.

The 2023 Leaf arrives at U.S. dealerships this summer.