Japanese Nissan Leaf named as European car of the year


Not since 1993 has Nissan won the coveted European Car of the Year award…and that year Nissan won with the tiny Micra.

But that’s all changed now as European automotive journalist have named the all electric Nissan Leaf as their car of the year.

The $32,780 Leaf, which will hit the dealership in the U.S. next month, also just received the coveted EPA rating of 99 mpg.

Nissan will official start selling the Leaf in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona and Tennessee in December. Sales of the car for the rest of the country are expected to start in 2011 with Texas and Hawaii getting the EV next.

Check out our exclusive Nissan Leaf first drive video review below as we take the Leaf through the rolling countryside of Tennessee.

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