Nissan LEAF Scores Highest Weekly Shopping Growth In US; BMW i3 Leads Interest In New Models
Shopping activity in the 2013 Nissan LEAF has increased by 120.3% this week according to KBB’s most recent “Hot Car Report.” That mark is the best of any production car – electric or otherwise.
Given the electric Nissan’s recent trend of continuing market improvement, and recent introduction of a certified used car program on the LEAF, it is not all that surprising a result.
However, finding the C-Max Energi in 3rd place, clocking a 26% gain is surprising. Perhaps this will be the month that the extended range Ford leaves the 500-600 vehicle sold level; and returns to the 4-digit glory it experienced at the end of 2012.
Also of interest, the BMW i3 which has recently garnered a lot of press via the IAA (Frankfurt Autoshow), took first place – up 28.3% – for activity growth in the “Intro and Redesigned Models” category; which could be taken as a sign of validation from anxious US consumers to own BMW’s first production EV.