SUNDERLAND, England -- Nissan will tap into European tastes for crossovers with the new Leaf in a styling shift it hopes will significantly boost demand.
The Leaf compact EV is the first of three new, high-riding battery-electric cars that Nissan will build for European markets at its factory in Sunderland, England. It will be followed by an electric replacement for the Juke small EV, expected in 2025, and the next Qashqai, which is likely due around 2027.
The next Leaf will launch at the end of next year, a source at Nissan told Automotive News Europe. Nissan has not revealed its official launch date.