Nissan Leaf price drop - grab a New Year bargain

  • Nissan drops £1,650 from Leaf list price
  • Grab an early New Year bargain
  • With zero-rated BIK from April 2020

Nissan is reducing the price of its Leaf electric car on the eve of its 20th birthday. It's still the world's bestselling EV, with more than 440,000 sold since its launch – but the good news for you is that if you're looking to buy one, the list price has been dropped for those who still think in cash terms.

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Nissan has reduced its ‘On The Road’ price of the entry-level Leaf 40kWh range by £1,650 on all versions. The starting price is now £26,345 for an Acenta version (including the £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant), while range-topping Tekna models are from £29,345.

For company car drivers, this places the entire 40kWh Leaf range in the sub-£30,000 P11D price point. And remember – from April 2020 there will be 0% benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax on electric vehicles, rising to 1% from April 2021 and two per-cent from April 2022.

It's also been treated to some small specification upgrades – two rear USB connections have been added, and the LED foglights have also been upgraded to include a cornering function.

It's worth noting that Nissan is reporting a two-week waiting list for a new Leaf. Waiting lists for some of its EV rials are up to a year – so although you won't get it in time for Christmas, you'll have one in the New Year.

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2020 Nissan Leaf rear view