The Nissan LEAF and Micra have come top of their respective categories, each achieving Gold Awards in the latest Driver Power survey, one of the UK’S most definitive and respected customer satisfaction studies.
The Nissan Micra wins the Gold Supermini Award and was the best performing supermini in five of the nine Driver Power judging categories:
- Engine and Gearbox
- Interior and Comfort
- Ride and Handling
- Infotainment, Connectivity and Electrics
- Safety Features
The Nissan LEAF won the Gold Electric Car Award, it was the best performing vehicle overall in the Engine and Gearbox category and awarded 3rd in the MPG and Running Costs category.
The Gold Electric Car Award 2018 for the previous-generation LEAF is the latest of a long list of accolades awarded to the world’s best-selling zero-emissions electric vehicle. Most recently, the new-generation Nissan LEAF has been awarded with the prestigious World Green Car of the Year 2018 award.
Much more than just a 100% electric vehicle, the 2018 Nissan LEAF is the icon of Nissan Intelligent Mobility. It represents a whole new driving experience, designed to move people with greater exhilaration, confidence and connection to the world around them thanks to features such a ProPILOT, e-Pedal and bi-directional charging.
Wesley Lang, Senior Research Manager at Driver Power commented; “The Micra’s performance proves that superminis can excel in many judging categories long thought to be the domain of premium marques; whilst the LEAF’s performance continues to show the appeal of owning an electric vehicle – you get a smooth, cheap and green journey.”
Steve Fowler, editor-in-chief of Auto Express and Carbuyer, commented; “The Micra clearly ticks loads of boxes for supermini buyers and we’re not surprised, especially with some class-leading tech on board that owners love as much as we do.”
Steve continued; “The LEAF continues to be a star in our Driver Power survey, year after year. It proves how easy it is to fall in love with an electric car once you get behind the wheel and the vast majority of EV owners won’t go back to an ICE car.”