Full production of new Nissan Leaf to begin later this year

On September 7, Nissan Motor Corporation announced its production schedule for the all-new Leaf at its overseas plants.

Just like the previous and first-generation Leaf, the new model will be assembled at three plants worldwide: Oppama plant in Kanagawa, Japan, Smyrna plant in Tennessee, U.S., and Sunderland plant in the UK.

Production of the new Leaf at the Smyrna and Sunderland plants will commence within 2017 for releases to the North American and European markets, respectively.

In addition, Nissan will continue to produce its batteries for the second-generation Leaf at its Zama plant in Kanagawa as well as at the Smyrna and Sunderland plants.

In response to the anticipated rise in demand, Nissan will implement full production of the new Leaf at the Smyrna and Sunderland plants from the start of its assembly.

Written by Minoru Moriwaki
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)