The list price of the Nissan Leaf has been slashed by 2500, the manufacturer has announced.
The price cut is immediate, and means the all-electric Leaf is now available from 23,490, once the Government's 5000 low-carbon grant is taken into account. This means the pre-grant list price has dropped from 30,990 to 28,490.
Nissan has also cut the cost of its personal contract purchase (PCP) scheme to 239 a month, based on a deposit of 3500 and a 6.9% interest rate. Previously the PCP payments were 299 a month after a 5000 deposit.
The Leaf comes with plenty of equipment, including rear-view parking camera, rapid charge capability, Intelligent Key, LED headlamps, sat-nav and Bluetooth.
Leaf production will start at the company's Sunderland factory in the spring, but this new price applies to imported cars. The UK-built car is expected to come with a lower entry-level trim, which will reduce the price further.