2018 Nissan LEAF Test Drive Tour Kicks Off Next Month, Sign up Now

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2018 Nissan LEAF

Want to test drive a 2018 Nissan LEAF? Starting this October, the new LEAF will be on tour and you’ll be able to actually drive it before you perhaps buy it.

That is something that can’t really be said of the Tesla Model 3, which is sold more sight-unseen.

2018 Nissan LEAF

Nissan just released some new tour and test drive info on the 2018 LEAF. Here are the location and date details:

2018 LEAF Drive and Discover: Consumer Display Events

OCTOBER 15

Denver | Cherry Creek Shopping Center – 3000 E First Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Portland, OR| Washington Square – 9585 SW Washington Square Road, Portland, OR 97223
Seattle | Pacific Place – 600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101

OCTOBER 21

San Jose, CA | Santana Row – 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

OCTOBER 22

Atlanta | Atlantic Station – 1380 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30363
Los Angeles | Santa Monica Place – 395 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

2018 Nissan LEAF

In addition, Nissan states the following:

Time is at a premium for today’s consumers, and test-driving vehicles isn’t always easy to fit into a busy schedule. To help alleviate this concern, Nissan is launching its 2018 LEAF Drive and Discover program, a concierge test drive program that allows consumers to experience the all-new Nissan LEAF at their convenience via an appointment-based delivery platform in select cities.

Nissan kicks off the program in each city by hosting consumer events with the all-new LEAF on display along with branded giveaways for visitors. Guests will be able to talk with Nissan product specialists and schedule their LEAF test drive while visiting the display space.

Upon appointment day, a Nissan product specialist will deliver the all-new LEAF directly to consumers and provide a detailed walk-around of the new LEAF. The Nissan representative will also accompany the test drive, answering questions along the way.

You can sign up for the events at this link https://allnewleafdrive.com/

Brian Maragno, director, Nissan EV Marketing and Sales Strategy, commented:

“Even though schedules are exceedingly busy these days, we wanted to make it is easy for people to experience the all-new Nissan LEAF.”

“Delivering the all-new LEAF directly to a consumer’s desired location allows them to experience it precisely when and where their schedule allows.”

Full press release below:

All-new Nissan LEAF set for on-demand ‘2018 LEAF Drive and Discover’ consumer test-drive tour

Nissan to deliver all-new LEAF directly to consumers for test drives in seven cities

Nashville, Tenn. – Time is at a premium for today’s consumers, and test-driving vehicles isn’t always easy to fit into a busy schedule. To help alleviate this concern, Nissan is launching its 2018 LEAF Drive and Discover program, a concierge test drive program that allows consumers to experience the all-new Nissan LEAF1 at their convenience via an appointment-based delivery platform in select cities.

2018 Nissan LEAF – CHAdeMO charging inlet

“Even though schedules are exceedingly busy these days, we wanted to make it is easy for people to experience the all-new Nissan LEAF,” said Brian Maragno, director, Nissan EV Marketing and Sales Strategy. “Delivering the all-new LEAF directly to a consumer’s desired location allows them to experience it precisely when and where their schedule allows.”

Nissan kicks off the program in each city by hosting consumer events with the all-new LEAF on display along with branded giveaways for visitors. Guests will be able to talk with Nissan product specialists and schedule their LEAF test drive while visiting the display space.

2018 LEAF Drive and Discover: Consumer Display Events

OCTOBER 15

Denver | Cherry Creek Shopping Center – 3000 E First Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
Portland, OR| Washington Square – 9585 SW Washington Square Road, Portland, OR 97223
Seattle | Pacific Place – 600 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
OCTOBER 21

San Jose, CA | Santana Row – 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128
OCTOBER 22

Atlanta | Atlantic Station – 1380 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA 30363
Los Angeles | Santa Monica Place – 395 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica, CA 90401

2018 Nissan Leaf in blue

2018 Nissan LEAF

Upon appointment day, a Nissan product specialist will deliver the all-new LEAF directly to consumers and provide a detailed walk-around of the new LEAF. The Nissan representative will also accompany the test drive, answering questions along the way.

Prior to the start of the 2018 LEAF Drive and Discover program and to thank our loyal owner base, current Nissan LEAF owners will be invited to exclusive owner appreciation parties in each of the seven program markets. Owners will receive the invitation via email.

Beginning Friday, Sept. 8, current LEAF owners and interested consumers can sign up for their appointment via https://allnewleafdrive.com/. Consumers can also sign up for appointments at Nissan-attended National Drive Electric Week events.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and INFINITII vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com, or visit the U.S. media sites nissannews.com and infinitinews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Nissan is a global full-line vehicle manufacturer that sells more than 60 models under the Nissan, INFINITI and Datsun brands. In fiscal year 2016, the company sold 5.63 million vehicles globally, generating revenue of 11.72 trillion yen. Nissan engineers, manufactures and markets the world’s best-selling all-electric vehicle in history, the Nissan LEAF. Nissan’s global headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, manages operations in six regions: Asia & Oceania; Africa, Middle East & India; China; Europe; Latin America; and North America. Nissan has a global workforce of 247,500 and has been partnered with French manufacturer Renault under the Renault-Nissan Alliance since 1999. In 2016, Nissan acquired a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, which became the third member of the Alliance – a grouping with combined annual sales of almost 10 million units a year.

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18 responses to "2018 Nissan LEAF Test Drive Tour Kicks Off Next Month, Sign up Now"

  1. ffbj says:

    The excitement is electric.

  2. mxs says:

    Too bad, this is just US.

  3. DL says:

    “Time is at a premium for today’s consumers, and test-driving vehicles isn’t always easy to fit into a busy schedule.”

    So instead, we’ll make the interested people in the whole greater LA area drive to the Santa Monica Pier (probably the WORST place to try to get to in all of LA) to test drive the car. Yeah, that makes sense.

    1. William says:

      Makes sense if your a Leaf Lover, and want to get your game fix at the Playland Arcade that’s right next door. Pinball Wizards are the Bally table kings!

    2. Astros says:

      If you follow the link they let you choose a address, date, and time where they will come to you and let you drive it for an hour. So yes, it is pretty convenient!

      1. William says:

        Wait, you actually read the press release thouroughly, and were able to figure that out!

        You must have actually been paying attention!

        I have to cut back on my “flipper time”, and work on that learning, and some of that reading comprehension stuff.

    3. Tom says:

      Perhaps you could try reading the rest of the article.

    4. Ch says:

      I dont know about you, but I just registered, and they’re going to deliver the car to my home for me to test drive in a 1 hour period in early November. No travel required

  4. Alan says:

    A little more effort on Nissan’s part to sell it than GM with the Bolt !

    1. Jeff Songster says:

      Next…hopefully a series of events to help folks understand how easy it can be to drive electric. Going to a Nissan dinner tonight… looking forward to seeing the cars and driving one and comparing it to our 2 24kWh LEAFs. Love the idea of seeing triple digits in the range indicator for more than a few minutes of driving without the expense of the also lovely Teslas. Hoping loads of folks attend this weekend’s events!

    2. theflew says:

      Actually I think Nissan has to do this to be noticed. More and Moore Bolt’s are on the rad and even the model 3 “should” be on the road by the time the Leaf 2 is released. Between those two vehicles the Leafs 2 chief benefit is price. Econ 101 you never want to compete on price alone because the one with the deepest pockets wins.

    3. ModernMarvelFan says:

      In GM’s case, they just release the cars to the dealers so you can drive it yourself.

      But Nissan “forces” you to drive out of the way to get to one of those test drive events. For what? So, you can wait another few months for the “substandard” car?

      1. WARREN says:

        Umm,perhaps some people might feel more comfortable coming to a corporate event than going to dealership?

        1. Jeff Songster says:

          Mostly the objective of having the car shown away from dealers is to give Nissan a chance to educate the customers in ways the dealer won’t. In other words… to keep the dealer from leading them away from the LEAF and to the other cars that they can sell easily and need more servicing… ICE mobiles. Dealers are a waste of time.

    4. menorman says:

      Actually, GM has had a similar test drive program where they bring a Bolt to you.

  5. Brian says:

    Coming to the northeast any time soon?

  6. Kevin C says:

    Why on earth did they skip Boise, Idaho? This place is covered in Leafs.
    Must be a typo😁

  7. Nick says:

    Austin please.

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