Nissan Uniquely Delivers First LEAF In Mexico – video

3 years ago by Jay Cole 5

Is Carlos Happy To Be Getting The First LEAF?  ...we can't tell

Is Carlos Happy To Be Getting The First LEAF? …we can’t tell

In June Nissan officially announced that the Nissan LEAF was now “for sale” in Mexico.  Just 2 months later, the first actual car has been delivered.

It turns out that Nissan made quite a big deal out of it too, as the Vice Chairman of the company – Toshiyuki Shiga (basically the number 2 guy after Carlos Ghosn) was on hand to turn over the keys to the new LEAF.

As part of the delivery ceremony Nissan actually boxed up a new LEAF (as if it was a child’s toy) and cut it open for its new owner – Carlos Gonzalez, who owns a sports shop in the city of Cordoba, Veracruz.

The LEAF is currently on sale in Mexico through a dealership in Mexico City and also in the states of Aguascalientes, Nuevo León and Morelos.  Nissan says more expansion plans are currently in development, as well as further charging infrastructure investment by the company in Mexico.

Ok, We Have To Admit, This Is Kinda A Cool Way To Make A First Delivery

Ok, We Have To Admit, This Is Kinda A Cool Way To Make A First Delivery

The 2015 LEAF currently starts at 545,400 MXN ($41,200 USD).

Random quirky fact:  only available in white and silver.

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5 responses to "Nissan Uniquely Delivers First LEAF In Mexico – video"

  1. Anon says:

    Carlos looks terrified… Packaging up a Leaf to make it look like a giant electric TOY CAR, might have been less than reassuring to a first time EV owner. *shrugs*

    Maybe the lighter colors might help reduce heat damage to their battery pack?

  2. ggpa says:

    I hope the vehicles sold in Mexico come from the factory in Tennessee, but does anyone know for sure?

    1. Jay Cole says:

      Yupe, they do

  3. Gibber says:

    Men, we never fail to uphold our stereotypes. At 2:45 when the girl with the mic steps in talking to him, he first looks her in the eyes and then his gaze drops to her….

  4. Foo says:

    Great. How much styrofaom did that waste? Not very green thinking. Clearly, Nissan’s marketing team and the actual goals of the car aren’t much in synch. Corporate idiocy.