Nissan Leaf 40kWh models now £1,650 cheaper

Nissan has reduced the price of all its 40kWh Leaf models, bringing the price down to £26,345

  • All three 40kWh models are now slightly more affordable
  • The Leaf is the world’s best-selling EV
  • Extra features added to Leaf specification

The Nissan Leaf has been reduced in price, with the Japanese manufacturer lowering the on-the-road price of the 40kWh model range by £1,650. At the same time, it has introduced a couple of extra features into the range. Pricing for the Leaf now starts at £26,345 after the Government’s £3,500 grant, and the updated models are available to order now.

The price drop applies to the 40kWh versions of the Leaf, with the entry-level Acenta trim starting at £26,345, the mid-range N-Connecta starts at £27,645 and the range-topping Tekna model costs from £29,345.

Cheapest electric cars to buy now

Even the entry-level Acenta model is well equipped with an eight-inch touchscreen with sat nav, a rear-view camera and smartphone mirroring. It offers the ability to drive using one pedal (the car will slow down when you take your foot off the accelerator), and a huge array of standard safety features like rear cross-traffic alert, high-beam assist, emergency braking and pedestrian detection. The N-Connecta model adds parking sensors, privacy glass and heated front seats, while Tekna features LED headlights, a Bose sound system and Nissan’s ProPilot driver assistance system.

As part of this update, Nissan has added two extra USB sockets to all models of the Leaf, which are mounted on the back of the front armrest for rear-seat passengers. Tekna versions also get LED fog lights with cornering function.

With a 40kWh battery, the Nissan Leaf produces 148bhp and offers up to 168 miles of range between full charges. Due to all the car’s power being produced instantly (unlike a petrol or diesel car), even the cheapest Leaf can hit 0-62mph in a fraction under eight seconds.

The price decrease is also good news for company-car drivers, as all 40kWh models now have a P11D value of under £30,000. Benefit-in-Kind (BiK) tax will also be free for electric cars from April 2020, and will only rise to 2% by 2022.

2020 marks the tenth anniversary of the Nissan Leaf, and almost 440,000 have been sold worldwide in that time; 32,000 of these were UK buyers. Compared to 2018, the sales of EVs rose by 135% in 2019 and, in November of this year, the Nissan Leaf made up 12% of all electric car sales.

See where the Nissan Leaf places on our lists of the best electric cars and best small company cars.

Recommended

Hot car deal: smart-looking Nissan Leaf EV for just £198 per month
Nissan Leaf - front dynamic
Deals
17 Jan 2024

Hot car deal: smart-looking Nissan Leaf EV for just £198 per month

Top 10 cheapest electric cars 2024
cheapest electric cars hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 cheapest electric cars 2024

Top 9 most reliable family cars 2023
Most reliable family car
Best cars
24 Aug 2023

Top 9 most reliable family cars 2023

Nissan Leaf hatchback review
Nissan Leaf - front
In-depth reviews
27 Jun 2023

Nissan Leaf hatchback review

Most Popular

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
23 Feb 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Hot car deal: sporty Skoda Octavia vRS Estate for £278 a month
octavia vrs hot deal
Deals
19 Feb 2024

Hot car deal: sporty Skoda Octavia vRS Estate for £278 a month

New Mercedes CLE Cabriolet released, costing from £53k
Mercedes CLE Cabriolet front quarter
News
22 Feb 2024

New Mercedes CLE Cabriolet released, costing from £53k

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
19 Dec 2023

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
12 Apr 2023

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
The best electric cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024