The battery-electric Nissan LEAF won the Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012 award—the first time an electric vehicle has won this award.
The Car of the Year Japan 2011-2012 winner was announced at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show venue; this is the 32nd year that the Car of the Year Japan awards has been held.
We have sold 20,000 Nissan LEAFs and also delivered on our promise of affordable, zero-emission mobility on a global scale. This award is as much a win for Nissan as it is for our customers. All these accolades show that zero-emission vehicles can clearly be competitive alternatives to conventional ones.— Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn
Nissan LEAF was also named the 2012 RJC Car of the Year award winner, presented by the Automotive Researchers’ & Journalists’ Conference of Japan, in addition to winning the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame’s 2011-2012 Car of the Year, the 2011 European Car of the Year and the 2011 World Car of the Year accolades.