New 2018 Nissan LEAF Priced From £21,990 (≈$29,800) In UK

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2018 Nissan LEAF

Nissan announced pricing  for the new 2018 LEAF in UK, where despite major improvements over the old LEAF, the next generation model is actually up to £1,500 cheaper than the previous generation.

Production begins of the new Nissan LEAF in Europe

There are four trim levels (and the 2.ZERO special version that was available after the premier) that start from £21,990 (≈$29,800) after the UK’s £4,500 plug-in car grant.

  • Visia – From £21,990 (≈$29,800)
  • Acenta – From £24,290 (≈32,926)
  • N-Connecta – From £25,990 (≈$35,230)
  • 2.Zero (Special Version of 1,500 units – From £26,490)
  • Tekna – From £27,490 (≈$37,250)

The fully equipped Tekna costs £33,655.

The new LEAF should be the best-selling EV in UK. It offers ≈150 miles of EPA range, and 0-60 mph in less than 9 seconds. British consumers will certainly appreciate that it’s made in Sunderland too.

Carl Bayliss, EV Category Manager Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd., said:

‘With the New Nissan LEAF, all-electric motoring has never been more viable or affordable for almost any motorist. EV running costs are around 85% less than petrol or diesel cars and maintenance is almost 75% cheaper. There’s £0 VED, free London Congestion Charge and even free parking in some cities, not to mention convenient home charging. It’s not surprising unprecedented numbers of drivers are making the switch and going electric.’

About the 2.ZERO version:

“Customers looking to be one of the first owners of the all-new Nissan LEAF, can now benefit from a competitive contract purchase on the exclusive 2.ZERO special version.

With a £5,138 customer deposit, combined with £1,000 dealer deposit contribution, monthly payments are just £339 on a 3 year/10,000 annual mileage PCP with 4.49% APR.

Limited to just 1,500 models, the New LEAF 2.ZERO special version is positioned between N-Connecta and the range-topping Tekna grade, and is available in two colours: Spring Cloud and Pearl Black. A generous specification includes:

  • ProPILOT
  • ePedal
  • stylish 17” alloy wheels
  • front and rear heated black suede-effect bio-fabric seats
  • heated steering wheel
  • NissanConnect EV 7” touchscreen infotainment with six speaker sound system
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection and Intelligent Driver alertness

The additional features installed on 2.ZERO versions represent a £535 saving against N-Connecta models if they were specified separately.

The New LEAF is also the first Nissan model in Europe to be equipped with Nissan’s autonomous ProPILOT technology and e-Pedal, which allows drivers to start, accelerate, decelerate and stop – simply by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator.”

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21 responses to "New 2018 Nissan LEAF Priced From £21,990 (≈$29,800) In UK"

  1. EVs_are_the_future says:

    If the new LEAF Visa spec has the heat pump and not the old resistive range sucking type like the Gen one version then that’s what I am going to get. I don’t want any option autonomous stuff, I just want range.

  2. Joe says:

    Significantly cheaper than in mainland Europe

    1. Prashanta Dhakal says:

      I wonder why that is.

    2. BEVeRage says:

      Observe: *Recommended on the road price includes VAT rate of 20% and £4,500 government incentive.

  3. EVs_are_the_future says:

    After taking a look on Nissan UKs website it looks like you have to have the Acenta to get the heat pump.

    https://www.nissan.co.uk/vehicles/new-vehicles/leaf-2018/specifications.html

    This annoys me a little as I prefer to get the base car but the resistive heater is a deal breaker after owning the Gen 1 2012 version here in the UK.

  4. Don Zenga says:

    Very good Nissan. Leaf’s starting price of £21,990 is cheaper than Prius Hybrid’s starts of £24,115. And the 150 mile / 250 km range is very decent especially for an island nation like Britain where there are plenty of charging stations. The maximum distance from 1 point to another in Britain is just 968 km and it needs only 3 stops in between at max. It’s time for the Brits to seriously consider Nissan Leaf as their next vehicle.

  5. David H says:

    I’m curious, are the UK prices with or without sales tax?

    1. EVs_are_the_future says:

      Those prices are including our sales tax (VAT)

  6. offib says:

    Yeah. So does anyone know how the rest of Europe is gonna get these Leafs in a year’s time?

    How much more will they cost? And for other countries like Ireland, where it’ll be the EU’s only RHD country with a market of 10,000 cars per year – how will such markets improve their EV share?

    1. menorman says:

      The Irish are already getting Ioniq EVs..

  7. Fancy a Bev Mate? says:

    BEST news EVER Nissan Thank you So much!!!
    cant wait to start my VLOG on your car I mean MY car :))))

  8. JoeInTheUk says:

    Those prices seem very expensive to me, I’m paying less than half that ona monthly lease for an EV (Kia Soul) with only about 30 miles less range. And yes missing a couple of fancy auto pilot features but I wouldnt pay £200/month for those

    I might be tempted by the late 2018 60kWh version with battery temperature control and much better performance and range but presumably that will be 3x what I’m paying now.

    1. Don Zenga says:

      A lease is much different from the sale and since Soul-EV does not sell well, they offer such leases, but what after the lease ends, you have to return and over all, it may end up being an expensive deal.

      But if you buy it, you can use it for the next 15 years.

    2. Mint says:

      That PCP is pretty awful, partly due to the 4.5% APR. You’re paying £18k total payments in 3 years for a £26k car.

      I expect dealers to offer better terms.

  9. LJ Grzyl says:

    Not that competitive, you could get Zoe 40 with heat pump for less then 20k. Sure, Leaf 2.0 is nicer car,but only in Acenta trim its worth considering.

    1. Dan says:

      I thought that Zoe doesn’t include the battery costs. You don’t need to lease a Leaf’s battery.

    2. mr. M says:

      If you buy the Zoe with battery, the price is nearly as high as the leaf.

  10. wavelet says:

    “The new LEAF should be the best-selling EV in UK.”
    According to this:
    https://www.zap-map.com/mitsubishi-outlander-phev-and-nissan-leaf-lead-uk-ev-sales-charts/
    as well as previous articles here, the Outlander PHEV has consistently outsold the Leaf (and any other plug-in); is there a specific reason to think Leaf 2.0 will change that in 2018? After all, while the range upgrade is significant, 150mi is still far from long-distance trip territory like a 320mi model 3.

    1. Mint says:

      I think PHEVs are generally considered plugins, not EVs.

  11. Ron says:

    Curious: In humid conditions in an ICE, I use the heater with the AC on to clear the condensation from the windshield (AC cools the air & the humidity condenses onto the evaporator, then the heater warms the air so it evaporates the liquid off the windshield. Will a heat pump allow doing this, or is that a weak spot?

    1. Just_Chris says:

      A in principle a heat pump would be more efficient for this application if configured correctly. The air would first pass the cold side of the heat pump to precipitate out the water and then the be redirected over the hot side of the pump to increase it’s absorption capacity (i.e. as you heat air the relative humidity goes down). Condensation is exothermic (opposite of evaporation) so would “warm” the cool side of the heat pump as it occurred effectively extracting some energy from the air for the heating of the hot side. The water would need to be continuously drained before the air is reheated otherwise it would evaporate when heated (this is how your AC works now so there would be no change). There are now a number of cloths driers that use this principle to dry cloths more efficiently than simply heating the air before blowing it into the cloths. It is also how some dehumidifiers work. The heat pump plus heater isn’t a particularly horrendously bad way of drying air so don’t expect massive improvements on your current experience.

      BTW This is not the most efficient way to remove water from air with industrial processes using pressure swing absorption to dry air. This is where the pressure of the gas is varied instead of the temperature to remove water. The other option would be a membrane dryer of some description but you would need a source of dry or low pressure air to make this effective which would be less efficient than the PSA.

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