Nissan celebrates the fairly significant milestone of its 20,000th LEAF delivered in UK (out of more than 260,000 total deliveried worldwide), while also picking up the ‘Best Green Car’ in 2017 by Driver Power Survey (as well as ‘Best Engine and Gearbox’ and ‘Best MPG and Running Costs’) at the same time.
Diane Ray collects the 20,000th LEAF from Hammond Nissan
Sales of the LEAF in the UK began in March 2011, which at the time was imported straight from Japan.
After four years (in 2015) Nissan UK reached 10,000 sales, and over another year hit 15,000, then it took a further 8 months of late to pass 20,000 – so the growth trend has been going in the right direction, despite the model now entering the late stages of its first generation (2nd gen LEAF to debut in less than 3 months).
However since 2013, the LEAF has been produced locally in Sunderland, UK.
The European factory assembles around 55 units a day (19,500 to be specific between April 2016 to end of March 2017).
The 20,000th LEAF was bought by Diane and Chris Ray of Hollesley in Suffolk, who took home a range-topping 30kWh LEAF Tekna from local dealer Hammond Nissan. This wasn’t the couple’s first LEAF either, as the 2017 edition replaces a two year-old 24 kWh LEAF.
European sales are so much greater than in North America. They are getting more models to choose from and they are getting cars at a much quicker pace than we are
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