You can tell a car is in trouble when the car maker goes ahead and reduces its price by as much as £2,500. And it’s not just the UK. Nissan has slashed the prices on the LEAF in all major markets, including Japan, Europe and the United States.
In Britain, and in addition to the substantial discount, Nissan also offers interesting low-rate finance deals. The LEAF still costs £23,490 (or £239 per month), which is not exactly cheap, but more affordable than ever.
Nissan LEAF received a warm welcome when it was first introduced. But as the EV market grew and other car makers came up with models – that were not only better than the LEAF technically, but also much much prettier – sales plummeted rather tragically.
If you can live with the this car looks, it is actually a pretty decent electric car. Sure it has the typical EV problems like limited range and long charging time, but it is very well-built, and very well-equipped. Nissan LEAF comes as standard with rear-view parking camera, rapid charge capability, Intelligent Key, LED headlamps and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as a navigation system.