The Nissan Leaf has marked an era in electric mobility, but its end is coming – or not…
A few weeks ago, the Nissan Leaf received a valuable award to recognise the work of the Japanese brand and the 100% exclusive model for being one of the first to take the step towards full electric mobility, at a time when the electric car hardly existed.
However, the years are passing and Nissan decided last August to put an end to the Nissan Leaf as we know it today, with the last current-generation Leaf to be produced in 2025.
However, both the legacy of this iconic model and what it has meant to the brand will live on, not as a memory but as a name, and Nissan will continue to use the term Leaf for a future electric car.
Aditya Jairaj, Nissan’s director of electric car sales and marketing strategy, said at the Los Angeles Auto Show: “It’s here to stay.
At the moment it is not known which future electric model will be given the Leaf name, as there is still time until 2025, but it makes sense to give the name to the natural successor to the Leaf, which Nissan has already indicated will be an SUV and will be slightly smaller than the Nissan Ariya.
The Leaf’s replacement will be based on the same platform as the Ariya, namely the CMF-EV platform that has been designed in conjunction with the members of the Alliance (Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi). For example, both the new Renault Megane E-Tech Electric and the Nissan Ariya have been built on this platform specifically for the development of pure electric cars.
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