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Finally! Nissan LEAF Hits Latin America, for Real

Finally! Nissan LEAF Hits Latin America, for Real
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The second-generation Nissan LEAF is a big seller in Japan, the US, and Europe. It’s a great halo car for the brand, too, and has been a shining example of Nissan’s technological brilliance and forward-thinking for nearly a decade now. Which is why it seems a bit weird to consider that the LEAF wasn’t even available in some of the largest Latin American cities– until now.

As of this month, the Nissan dealers throughout Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia will be able to sell the new Nissan LEAF. “Latin America’s accelerating development and growth require safe, intelligent and sustainable mobility solutions,” explains Guy Rodriguez, chairman of Nissan Latin America. “The Nissan LEAF will enable us to contribute to a zero-emission future that will improve the lives of our customers.”

The move is a huge one for the residents of these countries, who are often made to feel like second-class global citizens by companies who keep their shiniest wares for traditional markets like the US or emerging markets like China (here’s looking at you, Ford). For EV enthusiasts in South America, the availability of Nissan’s previously forbidden, vastly underrated fruit could be a game-changer.

You can check out Nissan’s official comments on the matter, below, then let us know what you think of the LEAF’s proliferation in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

 

Nissan LEAF Goes on Sale in Latin America’s Biggest Markets

MEXICO CITY – Nissan, the pioneer in electric mobility, today began selling the zero-emission Nissan LEAF in Latin America’s four biggest markets: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia.

The award-winning LEAF brings Latin American customers the excitement and benefits of the best- selling electric car of all time: powerful performance, great energy efficiency with zero tailpipe emissions, and advanced Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies such as the e-Pedal feature for one-pedal driving.

The expansion into Latin America builds on Nissan’s position as the global pioneer in electric mobility, with more than 400,000 LEAF vehicles sold worldwide since the model first went on sale in 2010.

“Latin America’s accelerating development and growth require safe, intelligent and sustainable mobility solutions,” said Guy Rodriguez, chairman of Nissan Latin America. “The Nissan LEAF will enable us to contribute to a zero-emission future that will improve the lives of our customers.”

Source | Images: Nissan.

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Jo Borrás
Jo has been working in the automotive industry since 1997, and has been a contributor to various automotive and technology blogs for more than a decade. You can usually find him talking about Swedish metal at his Volvo fansite, out cruising on two wheels, or chasing his kids around Oak Park, IL.