Nissan Kicks Off Leaf Production In Europe, First Deliveries In February

The all-new Nissan Leaf has officially gone into production at the automaker’s plant in Sunderland, UK, as the first European customers will be receiving their cars in February 2018.

Nissan has been building the Leaf nameplate in the UK since 2013, selling over 85,000 units on the Old Continent, including those built at the Oppama plant in Japan, since 2011.

“We’re excited to start production in Sunderland and to bring the new Nissan Leaf to European markets from February,” said Nissan Europe manufacturing VP, Kevin Fitzpatrick.

The all-new Leaf comes with a driving range of 235 miles (378 km) on a single charge, and also features new technologies such as the new e-Pedal, the ProPILOT system, or the ProPILOT Park.

Aside from building the new Leaf, Nissan’s Sunderland plant is also responsible for the Qashqai and Juke crossovers, as well as Infiniti’s Q30 and QX30 models. Due to its output of over 9 million vehicles per year, it is the biggest UK car plant of all time.

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