December 1, 2011

Nissan LEAF Wins 2011-2012 JAHFA Car of the Year
and Car Design Awards

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Dec. 1, 2011) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is proud to announce that its 100% electric car - the Nissan LEAF - has won the 2011-2012 Japan Automotive Hall of Fame (JAHFA) Car of the Year and 2011-2012 JAHFA Car Design of the Year awards, both presented by the selection committee of JAHFA.

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF

Nissan LEAF won the JAHFA Car of the Year honor for the following reasons:

  1. 1. The courage that Nissan displayed in developing a mass-market electric vehicle ahead of the rest of the world's automakers.
  2. 2. It is an attractive, competitive product that has been recognized globally.
  3. 3. It has an EV-IT system that enhances the usability of the vehicle.

Nissan LEAF won the JAHFA Car Design of the Year award for the following reasons:

  1. 1. It expresses thoughtful styling as a pioneer EV sedan.
  2. 2. It reduces wind noise through its aerodynamic form.
  3. 3. The car's interior design expresses the feeling of a new era.

The Nissan LEAF is a newly-developed mass-market EV that offers an innovative form of mobility that is a step forward toward the realization of a sustainable zero-emission society. With a dedicated IT system that enables remote-control operation via a mobile phone, Nissan LEAF offers drivers a clean, comfortable and fun driving experience. The Nissan LEAF also offers new value in mobility through its ability to supply power from the car's high-capacity lithium-ion batteries for domestic use where equipped with the car-to-home connectivity system.

For more information, visit the following websites at
Committee of Japan Automobile Hall of Fame
Nissan LEAF
Nissan Zero-emission


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