Two months after opening the order book in Europe, Nissan says that it is seeing “unprecedented customer interest” for the next generation Leaf.
This week, the automaker announced that it received 10,000 orders for the new all-electric vehicle.
The company already announced that early demand in Europe and Japan was strong – they said that they received over 9,000 orders for the new Leaf in less than 2 months in those two markets.
Now, Nissan says that demand in Europe alone reached over 10,000 orders.
Gareth Dunsmore, Director of Electric Vehicles for Nissan Europe, commented:
“We are delighted by the tangible customer interest we have received for the new LEAF as it confirms the leadership Nissan has in electric vehicles. However, the new LEAF is not just our new generation electric vehicle, but also the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility in Europe.”
The Japanese automaker has been producing the new EV in its home country since October, but it is now manufacturing it in Europe and in the US as of earlier this month.
While the vehicle is in production, it’s only expected to start hitting the dealerships in the coming weeks.
It looks like demand is fairly strong, which gives us a good idea of how the next-generation is being received by the general public – at least based on the specs.
While it is definitely a significant upgrade over the previous generation with 150 miles of range, an advanced semi-autonomous driving system, and power upgrade, it was clear how big the demand will be for the vehicle with the competition starting to heat up.
We tested the 2018 Nissan Leaf earlier this month and we concluded that it should fill the space between entry-level EVs and the Tesla Model 3 and Chevy Bolt EV.