Production of new Nissan LEAF starts in Sunderland

Production of the all-new Nissan LEAF, the next generation of the world’s best-selling electric vehicle, is officially underway for European customers.

With the first new LEAFs now rolling off the line at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, UK, the countdown has now started to the first customers receiving their vehicles in February.Kevin Fitzpatrick, Nissan Europe Divisional Vice President for Manufacturing, said:

“Nissan led the way in introducing electric vehicles to Europe in 2011, and every year since then it’s been clear that more and more customers share our vision for the future of driving.

We’re excited to start production in Sunderland and to bring the new Nissan LEAF to European markets from February.”

The new Nissan LEAF offers an improved range of up to 235 miles (NEDC) with more dynamic styling and is packed with updated technology including ProPILOT.

ProPILOT is an advanced cruise control system enabling the LEAF to be kept in lane and stop and restart as the traffic flow changes.In addition to the new LEAF, Nissan Sunderland Plant also manufactures the market-leading crossovers Qashqai and Juke and the Infiniti brand’s Q30 and QX30 models. Last year the plant celebrated its 30th anniversary, and this year total volume surpassed 9m vehicles, cementing its position as the biggest UK car plant of all time.

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