Last February the Toyota Prius PHV (Prime) had a great debut month in Japan with 3.230 units sold. Nevertheless, Nissan did better with the new Leaf.
While overall, last month was terrible to Nissan in Japan due to the inspection scandal, it didn’t prevent the second generation Nissan Leaf getting a great start. As you can see below, the new Nissan Leaf was the 19th most sold car in Japan in October.
Will Nissan improve this sales performance even more? I think it will.
If Nissan manages to put the Leaf in the top 10 in the near future it’ll be great, but if it reaches the top 3, it will create a problem for its rival Toyota. The narrative that nobody wants electric cars and the technology isn’t ready yet will be proven false.
What do you think? Will Nissan successfully sell the new Leaf in its home market? Is this Nissan’s great opportunity to challenge the Toyota Prius dominance in Japan?