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2017 Nissan Leaf: Failure To Keep Up

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Sales of 2017 Nissan Leaf is beginning to dwindle in Japan. Prior to this, the Leaf has only been losing sales in the United States while Japan and other markets abroad see strong figures throughout 2016.

Despite the Nissan Leaf sales in Japan marking an increase of 43 percent, 513 units, year-over-year, it is not enough to surpass its previous records. It is becoming more apparent that folks are no longer rushing for the 30 kWh variant.

It looks like Nissan has to buck up its game and do something to accelerate the arrival of the next-gen Leaf that everyone has been anticipating.

Maybe a price reduction or a notable upgrade is just what the upcoming Leaf needs to make it all that more appealing to buyers.

Rumor has it that the upcoming Leaf would be coming with a 60 kWh battery worth over 200 miles of range while the current one only offers 107 miles. This do sound like a promising upgrade but we’ll just have to wait for an official announcement to know for sure.