Increase of nearly £2000 is a reaction to shifts in market demand and inflation; 62kWh e+ model put into full production
Felix Page Autocar writer
30 April 2019

Nissan has raised the price of its Leaf electric hatchback in the UK by nearly 7%.

The Volkswagen e-Golf rival is now available from £27,995 - an increase of £1805 - in entry-level Acenta trim. This includes the £3500 government subsidy for electric vehicle (EV) buyers. 

Justifying the increase, a Nissan spokesperson said: “Nissan frequently evaluates the price point of its models and adjusts them according to market demands and other influences, such as inflation and cost base.”

Despite the increase in cost of purchasing a Leaf outright, Nissan claims it will now be cheaper to lease one on a PCP finance basis (how the majority of Leafs are sold) as a result of improved residual values in EVs. 

Alongside the pricing changes, the Japanese manufacturer has expanded the Leaf range by putting the e+ variant into mainstream production, following a successful limited launch earlier this year. 

With a 62kWh battery pack and a 214bhp electric motor, the e+ offers 239 miles of range on the WLTP test cycle – 62 miles more than the standard 40kWh model.

The 2019 Leaf has also gained an 8.0in touchscreen (up from the 7.0in unit in the launch model) with the latest version of the firm’s infotainment software and sat-nav as standard. 

The Leaf retains a 36% share of the UK's fast-growing EV market, despite Nissan experiencing a 32% drop in overall sales here from 2017 to 2018. 

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30 April 2019

And they keep on telling us that the cost of batteries, and therefore EVs is going only one way. That now appears to be up!

30 April 2019

Maybe maximizing their profit margin.

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

30 April 2019

**WARNING**

 

RIP OFF ALERTjust another reason NOT to buy a Leaf, I have tried it, The Pious and i-Pace, and the Jag wins hands down, the looks are superior, the interior is vastly more upper market, and the ride was superior, the Leaf i feel is another real reason for Nissan to move out of the UK, with the excuse that they are not selling as many, then move it to Japan and bring the prices back down....People should actively Boycot the company for their behaviour, after the government offered and gave incentives to stay and bring more models, we have now lost THREE models from the UK, the Entrail, the Infiniti Q30 and QX30, that leaves just a couple of models and will that be enough to warrent Nissan to stay in the UK, i think not.

 

30 April 2019

Omigod, idiot makes another crazy comment about a car costing at least twice that of the jag with no difference in range

I can also only hazard a guess as to which will be more reliable 

Doh!

30 April 2019

ou clearly are only a 5 year old that has no idea of anything, the LEAF is not as reliable as they would have you believe especially with the recalls it has had in the last 18 months - so i suggest you do your home work first - and the Jag is a far superior car, which is why it has won all thee awards, plaudits from all the motoring Journo's and is currently running at a lead time of four times the Leaf and Pious, thats how well it is selling - so bye bye - and go back to your Hot WHeels toys.

 

30 April 2019

and you need help of some sort

Utterly deluded

30 April 2019
jonboy4969 wrote:

**WARNING**

 

RIP OFF ALERTjust another reason NOT to buy a Leaf, I have tried it, The Pious and i-Pace, and the Jag wins hands down, the looks are superior, the interior is vastly more upper market, and the ride was superior, the Leaf i feel is another real reason for Nissan to move out of the UK, with the excuse that they are not selling as many, then move it to Japan and bring the prices back down....People should actively Boycot the company for their behaviour, after the government offered and gave incentives to stay and bring more models, we have now lost THREE models from the UK, the Entrail, the Infiniti Q30 and QX30, that leaves just a couple of models and will that be enough to warrent Nissan to stay in the UK, i think not.

I tried the iPace, and thought it was crap! The quality isn’t there, panel gaps, interior etc. And it felt bloated. All disappointing in my view.

Not a fan of the other 2 neither, but as stated, you’re talking about completely different price points anyway.

1 May 2019
rsmith wrote:

jonboy4969 wrote:

**WARNING**

 

RIP OFF ALERTjust another reason NOT to buy a Leaf, I have tried it, The Pious and i-Pace, and the Jag wins hands down, the looks are superior, the interior is vastly more upper market, and the ride was superior, the Leaf i feel is another real reason for Nissan to move out of the UK, with the excuse that they are not selling as many, then move it to Japan and bring the prices back down....People should actively Boycot the company for their behaviour, after the government offered and gave incentives to stay and bring more models, we have now lost THREE models from the UK, the Entrail, the Infiniti Q30 and QX30, that leaves just a couple of models and will that be enough to warrent Nissan to stay in the UK, i think not.

I tried the iPace, and thought it was crap! The quality isn’t there, panel gaps, interior etc. And it felt bloated. All disappointing in my view.

Not a fan of the other 2 neither, but as stated, you’re talking about completely different price points anyway.

Only a little while ago you wrote "Jags and Range Rovers have always had many issues outside of the engines, dreadful body work, poor electrics etc. Some time back I owned a Jag XJR and it was nothing but agro, I then replaced that with an E39 M5 and it was perfect for the 50 or so thousand miles I did in it, and a much much better drive. The wife had an Evoque for a while, that was constant warning lights and crap performance as well."

So why test cars you think are from a crap company

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

1 May 2019

After a review of F-Pace you wrote "Poor Jaguar fpace owners. They must feel bad considering their cars are 10 years behind this. As well as braking down every 10 yards."

There's a pattern here

typos1 - Just can’t respect opinion

SWB

30 April 2019

Shocking news: Electric car isn't as good as electric car costing twice as much.

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