Nissan’s new zero emission car called leaf has one it’s first award a full 8 months ahead of the first car rolling off the production line.
Given in recognition of the best new innovation in the motor industry, the car has scooped the coveted Special Award at the 2010 AutoExpress new car awards.
The Nissan Leaf is a compact, zero-emission five-passenger family car that comes fully equipped with features such as air conditioning, satellite navigation, a parking camera, a quick charge socket and innovative smart-phone connectivity.
Customers in the UK can place their order for a Leaf from 1 September at www.nissan.co.uk/leaf with deliveries starting from 1 March 2011. Across Europe, 12,000 customers have signed up to receive regular updates about Leaf’s introduction and in the US and Japan, over 23,000 orders have been placed since order books opened in April.
Auto Express said: “Having tried the Leaf we know that it’s rather good. The best news of all though, is that Nissan plans to build the groundbreaking model right here in Britain.”