Nissan LEAF Crowned Stuff Magazines 2019 Car Of The Year
by Becky Harrison |
posted 10 January 2020
The 2019 Stuff Gadget Awards have named the Nissan LEAF as ‘Car of the Year’. Recognising excellence across 20 different product categories, the EV was judged by the team at the world’s biggest gadget magazine and website Stuff.tv.
Previous winners of ‘Car of the Year’ have included the Jaguar I-Pace and the Tesla Model X. Stuff Magazine’s Editor-in-chief James Day commented; “Cars are big gadgets on wheels and 2019 has been an amazing year for automobiles with ever more connected features and eco-friendliness without forfeiting performance.
The Stuff judges stated that they were impressed by the extended 239-mile range and increased 217PS of power in the new-for-2019 LEAF e+; along with the model’s smart e-Pedal function and advanced driver-assistance features such as ProPILOT and Around View Monitor. The judges added; “the LEAF is packed with the kind of technology you wouldn’t expect from such an affordable family car.”
“We are absolutely thrilled that LEAF has been awarded Stuff Magazine’s Car of the Year,” commented James Bird, LEAF product manager at Nissan Motor (GB) Ltd. “There’s never been a better time for drivers to make the switch to an EV, with the many economic and environmental benefits that they bring. It’s rewarding to know with official recognitions such as this, that Nissan is getting it right when it comes to leading the charge for electrification.”
The LEAF has long been known as one of the most accessible and readily available electric vehicles on the market, with a starting price of £26,345 for the 40kWh Acenta variant (including the £3,500 Plug-in Car Grant). The top of the range Tekna models starts from £29,345 and the LEAF e+ versions, which offer even greater range and power with a 62kWh battery, start from £35,895, including Plug-in Car Grant.