KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 6 — The new Nissan LEAF electric vehicle (EV) will go on sale in seven markets in the Asian and Oceania markets, including Malaysia, during the next fiscal year.
Nissan Motor Co Ltd, in a statement, said besides Malaysia, the model would also be available in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand.
The company also explores the possibility of introducing the zero-emission car in other markets in the region, including Indonesia and the Philippines.
A research conducted by Frost & Sullivan states that strong underlying demand suggests that the market for EV has the potential to grow exponentially in Southeast Asia.
“Nissan is working to bring the new generation of the world’s best-selling EV to as many markets as possible.
“The new LEAF is the company’s approach to moving people to a better world by changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated into society,” Nissan Regional Senior Vice-President Yutaka Sanada said at the ‘Nissan Futures’ event in Singapore today.
Since the first model of LEAF was released in 2010, Nissan has sold more than 300,000 units. The fully redesigned model was introduced in September 2017 with deliveries starting one month later in Japan. — Bernama