Nissan is charging forward into an electrifying future. Their latest roadmap reveals that the successor to the Leaf will be proudly manufactured in England.
While Renault is revving up for a grand electric vehicle production center in France, Nissan has its sights set on a cutting-edge Gigafactory near Sunderland, England. It’s here that the next-generation Nissan Leaf will take shape.
This commitment is crystal clear in official documents submitted to the British government, as reported by Autocar, a trusted local source. Early signs suggest Nissan is gearing up to transition the majority of its vehicle production to electric power by 2028 – a big step towards sustainability.
A CMF-EV Platform for the New Nissan Leaf
Furthermore, Nissan has set a timeline, targeting production of the Leaf’s successor to begin in 2026. This insight allows us to look ahead to the next-gen Leaf, considering the original model hit the roads in late 2010.
Speaking of which, this next-generation Leaf, which is still awaiting a name, will undergo a significant design transformation. Early hints suggest the Nissan Leaf may evolve into a compact urban SUV, inspired by the Nissan Chill-Out Concept. This innovative vehicle will be built upon the CMF-EV platform, developed by Nissan for integration across the Alliance’s portfolio of renowned brands.