Published on April 7th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan17
Nissan Leaf Crushes Volt In March 2013 Sales, Breaks Previous Record
April 7th, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
March sales numbers are in for the Nissan Leaf & Chevy Volt. After lagging the Volt for many months, Leaf sales shot up and (as you can see in the title) far surpassed Volt sales for the month.
But 2,236 Leaf sales in March definitely changes things!
The Leaf’s previous record was 1,708 sales (June 2011), and March 2012’s total was 579, showing that something clearly happened to make March’s record so much higher. Well, some big things happened. Production of the Nissan Leaf got rolling in Tennessee, which resulted in a large price decline. The new Leaf also has some performance improvements, but I think it’s the much lower price that has done the trick.
As noted above, the Chevy Volt’s March sales (1,478) are down a bit compared to February 2013 (1,626). They are also down compared to March 2012 (2,289 sales). Possible explanations could be the greater competition on the market (but we have to wait and see how that competition is doing), the somewhat competing Leaf’s high sales, and perhaps soon-to-be Volt buyers waiting for a potential price drop.
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