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I received this from my Leaf specialist at my Nissan dealer. Normally I wouldn't help help a dealer in this way but I felt that this was a good enough deal to let forum members know so they might benefit.

If anyone would like more info PM me...

The deal seems to be £6000-7000 off + £5000 grant... so for example New Leaf TEKNA (non Flex) £19,455.
 

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I just bought a 'second hand' Acenta registered by Nissan last December and on a 63 plate with 10 miles on the clock for £15,500 (with trade in) a saving of ~£8K. Very pleased with Nissan Bolton for sorting it and good service.
 

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Well, perhaps this kind of deal is available at most Nissan dealers... I didn't know. I just felt that it was a good opportunity. :)
 

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Well, perhaps this kind of deal is available at most Nissan dealers... I didn't know. I just felt that it was a good opportunity. :)
And I think you are correct there must be good deals out there and Nissan (and maybe the other manufacturers) are allowed to discount beyond their normal limits to meet their EV quotas. This is just my opinion not fact!
 

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Its a lovely car and I want one but when I was looking a few weeks ago the Outlander GX4h seemed a better value proposition based on the list prices so perhaps Nissan are getting some serious competition from Mitsubishi and Vauxhall and have had to cut prices to try to maintain their leading position.
Also, at 19k the pricing is about the same as the Zoe, allowing 5k say for the Zoe battery.
 

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Order a new Tekna today and you won't get it until October so said my local dealer so I wonder if they are clearing out 2014 models
 

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Order a new Tekna today and you won't get it until October so said my local dealer so I wonder if they are clearing out 2014 models
Makes sense, when I was at the factory in March they had an example of the "new" model, but were still churning out the "old" one on the line.
 

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Conflicting information here. Every post I've seen from people placing orders report a wait of four to eight weeks, which gives the impression that they are building to order. I'd say it's a possibility that Nissan has done something clever with its costs/volumes and there is a push on to get more LEAFs sold into the market on the new registration plate.
 

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Something clever? Trying to work out what that would be. I spoke to my local dealer today and he concurred that they are being pushed hard to sell Leafs. I suspect it is more a reaction to the i3, A3 eTron and eGolf than anything else. Lots of people in this country won't consider driving anything other than a German car ...
 

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I suspect it is more a reaction to the i3, A3 eTron and eGolf than anything else. Lots of people in this country won't consider driving anything other than a German car ...
Very true, so the best thing to do is reduce prices! Perhaps you don't want to announce a price slash just yet so you give "dealer incentives" and will drop prices officially with your next model...
 

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Very true, so the best thing to do is reduce prices! Perhaps you don't want to announce a price slash just yet so you give "dealer incentives" and will drop prices officially with your next model...
Reducing the recommended price is a difficult call for a manufacturer because it instantly hammers residual values for the whole parc. As Nissan is probably funding most of the LEAFs on the road anyway it would shoot them in the foot.
I can see why they would prefer to keep the recommended price the same and offer dealer incentives – they get to find out which dealers are actively selling the model. They may re-align specifications and introduce a lower spec 'entry level' model in the next model year. That's if it's possible to strip the Visia back further?
 

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Reducing the recommended price is a difficult call for a manufacturer because it instantly hammers residual values for the whole parc. As Nissan is probably funding most of the LEAFs on the road anyway it would shoot them in the foot.
I can see why they would prefer to keep the recommended price the same and offer dealer incentives – they get to find out which dealers are actively selling the model. They may re-align specifications and introduce a lower spec 'entry level' model in the next model year. That's if it's possible to strip the Visia back further?
Sure! Manual mirrors, manual windows, no aircon, no radio, no centre arm rest/console, revised dashboard....

None of those things will save much money, but together you could charge about £2k less I reckon as a "value proposition" thing.
 

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Well they don't sell many Visias, they'd sell even less super-stripped Visias, so it's more of a price perception thing than an actual impact on sales.
 

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Maybe with the volumes of cars that Nissan are now selling they are managing to obtain better pricing for key components (e.g. battery, drive train etc) thus allowing better margins and allowing discounting without affecting profit too much? Certainly are starting to ramp up the volumes.
 

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And I think you are correct there must be good deals out there and Nissan (and maybe the other manufacturers) are allowed to discount beyond their normal limits to meet their EV quotas. This is just my opinion not fact!
Correct. I heard about an independent Nissan dealer in the North-West whose target for Leaf sales has been tripled AND if they don't achieve that Leaf sales target then they won't get their sales bonus for the whole Nissan range!!

I also know of a big independent Nissan dealer in the South-West whose sales staff are all dismissive about the Leaf (despite having a rapid charger on the premises). I see why Nissan is leaning so very heavily on their dealers...
 
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