2018 Nissan Leaf Factory – How Its Made



Production for the all-new 2018 Nissan LEAF is officially underway at the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Smyrna, Tenn. The Nissan LEAF will be available at dealerships nationwide starting next month.

“We’re committed to vehicle electrification and manufacturing in the United States,” said Jeff Younginer, vice president, manufacturing, Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant, Nissan North America, Inc. “With the LEAF’s low starting price and latest suite of Nissan Intelligent Mobility features, we’re excited to ramp up production and bring the LEAF to market next month.”

The 2018 Nissan LEAF, along with the 2018 Rogue, offers available ProPILOT Assist technology, which helps drivers navigate stop-and-go traffic by assisting control of acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway driving. The Nissan LEAF also incorporates standard Nissan Intelligent Mobility features including: Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and e-Pedal technology, allowing drivers to accelerate and stop using a single pedal.

The Nissan LEAF has been in production at Smyrna since 2013, with more than 114,550 models sold in the United States since 2011. The 2018 Nissan LEAF will be available in all 50 states at launch at a starting price of $29,9901 and its range will exceed 150 miles2 on a single charge.

Nissan Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant first began producing vehicles in 1983 and has since delivered more than 12 million new cars to date. The Smyrna facility currently produces six models including: Altima, LEAF, Maxima, Pathfinder, Rogue and the INFINITI QX60. It has an annual production capacity of 640,000 vehicles.

Nissan Oppama Plant in Yokosuka, Japan, and Nissan Motor Manufacturing Ltd. in Sunderland, England, also manufacture the LEAF for global markets.

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12 Replies to “2018 Nissan Leaf Factory – How Its Made”

  1. MB031

    I had Leaf 2013 and that was quiet difference from leaf 2009 !! I traded in that 2013 for 2018 model last week..Wow,that is a completely different car !! Honestly I did not liked the stick out headlights on previous models,now the shape looks sharp ! I'm very happy wit it.They improve the steering and driving is more comfy and smooth.Also finally it comes with 240V charger !! For me it's a big upgrade to have 150 miles range from 80 on that 2013 model.New battery charges up to 170 range !! But that will go down after few months and should be steady around 150 range for years..I know this from previous Leaf..The new battery technology has improved as well.I love this car.For me it's a free ride, because I'm charging it from small solar plant I built at my house..Cool.Thanks Nissan for making so many improvements,you stepping up greatly since the first one in 2008..wow.Please don't stop and work on range,so in the future EV can go at least 300 miles per charge..

  2. J Pierre

    They are making my car , Yahoo! I’ve had a deposit since November on my red/burgundy Leaf . Wish they signed the first 100 (under the chassis) as they come off the production line. These folks are making history (of course Asia is way ahead of us again ) . So excited for Nissan and to be driving a sustainable futuristic car that doesn’t show signs of stopping. Ever improving always evolving , go Nissan!! Please deliver to Walnut Creek ,ca. Nissan First!! Haha

  3. Trades46

    Looks a lot better than the outgoing car. 150mi is decent, but the price is nice.
    Also notice the Leaf is built in Smyrna Tennessee. They will say otherwise now, but all future Model 3 are likely going to be made in Shanghai China factory as the Fremont California factory is hands full on the Model S & X. Your call.

  4. Kimono Gryphon

    Its a great looking car, but i'm disappointed at the poor range. Only 25-30 mile increase from 2017 Leaf? Now if the Leaf had the 60kw battery pack the Bolt has, and i'd line up tommorow, instead of waiting 'another' year for a 200-300 mile Leaf.

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