A customer panel of over 220,000 UK car owners has voted for this year’s Auto Trader New Car Awards and the Nissan LEAF has been selected as the UK’s Best Car for City Drivers.
Erin Baker, Auto Trader’s Editorial Director, said: “The Nissan LEAF is truly an electric icon, and I’m so pleased to see it get the recognition it deserves. More than a decade after its introduction, it remains a great choice for so many people, thanks to its low running costs, great reliability, and reputation as an easy electric car to use every day.”
One owner commented: “It’s so easy to drive, cheap to run, and serves all of our needs perfectly. It’s small enough to zip through traffic and park in tight spots, but it’s never felt cramped. As it’s electric it’s also really nippy. We love it.”
Andrew Humberstone, Managing Director, Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd., commented: “I’m delighted to see LEAF recognised and voted for by customers to win this award.
“We are very proud of LEAF. It was our first electric car when it launched in 2010 and almost 15 years later, it is still popular and relevant. With zero tailpipe emissions, clever parking aids and its spacious yet compact design, LEAF is an ideal city car which is versatile enough to perform on longer journeys too where features like ProPILOT thrive.
“An award like this really means a lot, and we appreciate that our customers have taken time to vote for LEAF in these prestigious awards.”
Nissan LEAF was introduced in 2010 and was the first mass-market electric vehicle. The second-generation LEAF arrived in 2018 and continues to be incredibly popular with well over 500,000 LEAFs having been sold globally.
Built at Nissan’s Sunderland plant in the North-East of England, it continues to win plenty of awards including Driving Electric’s Best Used Small Electric Car award and WhichEV’s Lifetime Achievement Award.