Nissan LEAF Sales US Reach 2016 High, But We Can’t Help Looking To 2017
Nissan has finally closed the books on the 2016 selling season for the Nissan LEAF, and although December ended with a bit of a bang…it was pretty underwhelming overall.
Quite honestly, we spent the majority of the year ‘looking ahead’ to what was next for Nissan’s plug-in offerings. Thankfully with 2017 now here, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is now in America for the first of two appearances over the next week. On Wednesday, Ghosn appears at CES for a keynote focusing on autonomy and technology advancements, and also next Monday (January 9th, 2017) for the ‘big show’ in Detroit – NAIAS.
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But there still is the business of December sales…and for the month, Nissan sold 1,899 LEAFs, good for a 41% increase over a year ago’s result of 1,347.
December represented the base month of the year, eclipsing the former high set just last month when 1,457 were sold.
For the year, a total of 14,006 LEAFs were sold, off some 19% from the 17,269 moved in 2015, and well off the all-time high set in 2014 when 30,200 were sold.
With the arrival of the 238-mile Bolt EV this month, we expect LEAF sales to pull back some until Nissan can bring its worthy competitor to market later this year.