Production of new Nissan LEAF to begin in Sunderland

The new Nissan LEAF

Production of new Nissan LEAF to begin in Sunderland

Nissan has announced plans to start full production of the new Nissan LEAF at its manufacturing plant in Sunderland by the end of 2017.

The Sunderland site will join Nissan’s plants in in Smyrna, Tennessee and Oppama, Japan in producing the new generation of the electric vehicle.

Nissan Sunderland Plant already produces the Nissan Qashqai, Juke, and Infiniti Q30, as well as the electric Nissan LEAF.

Fumiaki Matsumoto, executive vice president of Nissan Motor Co Ltd, manufacturing supply chain management, said: “We’re proud to continue manufacturing the Nissan LEAF at three plants globally.

“The Nissan LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility with its many advanced technologies. Nissan employees in Oppama, Smyrna and Sunderland are excited to continue producing the most popular electric vehicle in the world.”

Earlier this week, Nissan unveiled the new Nissan LEAF, featuring new advanced technologies and an updated design.

Nissan’s Sunderland plant has been manufacturing the previous generation of the Nissan LEAF since 2013. It will also continue to produce Nissan LEAF’s batteries.

The new Nissan LEAF will go on sale in the coming months.