The Nissan Motor Corporation was founded back in 1933, and this historic Japanese car manufacturer is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. Nissan has earned a strong reputation in the global automotive industry for producing reliable, practical cars, making them a firm favourite for family vehicles.
One highlight of the Nissan brand is that this car manufacturer operates a factory right here in the UK, combining clever Japanese design and technology with quality British craftsmanship. A number of Nissan cars have been produced at the Sunderland-based plant. These include the brand’s first-ever fully electric vehicle, the LEAF, providing additional peace of mind to those thinking about leasing a Nissan electric car.
Nissan: driving the future
Nissan says that they’re a brand ‘driving the future’, and they certainly are. The first electric prototype from the brand was seen in 2009, influenced by the Nissan Tiida. A year later, a 100% electric Nissan was put into production. Known as the Nissan LEAF, the acronym stands for ‘Leading Environmentally-friendly Affordable Family vehicle’. Today, Nissan has fully embraced electrification, offering a decently sized selection of both Mild Hybrid power and 100% electric power vehicles.
While Nissan boasts three fully electric vehicles, there’s only one that truly dominates the electric car leasing market: the LEAF, with its decent 168-mile range. In 2018, the LEAF was Nissan’s best-selling electric car, and the second best-selling EV in the world, coming in just behind the Tesla Model 3.
If you’re unsure if leasing a Nissan electric car is right for you, there are some similar brands to consider. With Nissan being part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance – a partnership it joined in 1999 – electric vehicles from the Renault brand share many of the same fundamental characteristics. The Renault Zoe in particular is considered to be a good alternative to the Nissan LEAF.
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The LEAF is part of the Nissan range of fully electric vehicles. Designed as a cutting edge, 100% electric family car, the LEAF has a unique appearance that takes the classic Nissan aesthetic to new heights. The iconic V-Motion grille now features on a much smarter, more streamlined body.
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