Through the third quarter of 2020, Nissan offered solely 1,916 LEAFs within the U.S., which isn’t solely 38.3% much less than a 12 months in the past, however the lowest end in a third-quarter because the introduction.
The one small optimistic is that LEAF managed to attain 2.7% out of the full Nissan quantity, which isn’t unhealthy contemplating its anticipated upcoming retirement.
It is exhausting in charge the LEAF, as typically Nissan is struggling lately with 71,092 passenger automotive gross sales (down 36% year-over-year) and 203,783 complete car gross sales (down 32.6% year-over-year).
Thus far this 12 months, Nissan LEAF gross sales have decreased by 46% year-over-year to 4,923.
We guess that the Japanese firm plans to maintain the LEAF available on the market for a number of extra quarters, greater than a 12 months, till the brand new Nissan Ariya crossover/SUV will likely be launched.
It is uncertain that we are going to see any rescue for the LEAF earlier than fading utterly. Perhaps the upcoming new CMF-EV platform would permit Nissan to construct one other electrical hatchback in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later (an all-new LEAF?), however will they be keen to do it?