Anticipation of Nissan LEAF's Upcoming Arrival at Sheridan Nissan in New Castle, DE Almost Tangible

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The much anticipated new Nissan LEAF soon to arrive at Sheridan Nissan of New Castle, DE

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Nissan LEAF

With a groundbreaking combination of range, room and price, the Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric car for the masses.

The new Nissan LEAF is the first and only mass-produced, 100% electric, zero gas, no tailpipe vehicle, and, as Nissan says, it's coming to a street near you! Having said that, Sheridan Nissan of New Castle, DE wants to help automotive consumers who wish to "go green" get started just that much quicker. For car buyers interested in going "green" as quickly as possible, Nissan recommends a 5-step approach to purchasing a new LEAF, and Sheridan Nissan is able to assist in that process. The dealership's general manager, Ed Crane, says they expect to receive a LEAF in January or February with customer deliveries beginning soon after. Anyone looking to purchase a new Nissan LEAF in New Castle or any other model of a new Nissan in New Castle or a used Nissan in New Castle is able to do so at Sheridan Nissan, along with a wide variety of other makes and models of used cars in New Castle or used trucks in New Castle.

These are just some of the accolades the LEAF has earned in the last year:

*Nissan LEAF Earns 5-Star NCAP Rating Jul 25, 2011

The 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF has earned a 5-star overall vehicle rating for safety as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). The Nissan LEAF is the first fully electric vehicle to earn this highest distinction from the program. Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA introduced tougher tests and requirements in order to earn 5-star ratings. Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) New Car Assessment Program. Model tested with standard side air bags.

*Nissan LEAF Earns Top Safety Pick from IIHS Apr 25, 2011
The Nissan LEAF is the first 100% electric vehicle to earn the Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the 2011 Nissan LEAF a "Top Safety Pick" rating. The rating is given to vehicles that achieve the Institute's highest rating of "Good" in front, rear and side impact protection as well as being equipped with electronic stability control and earn a good rating in roof strength.

*Nissan LEAF Wins 2011 World Car Of The Year Apr 20, 2011
World Car Awards latest accolade for zero-emission vehicle comes at New York International Auto Show

Today, at the New York International Auto Show, the 100-percent electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF was named 2011 World Car of the Year, edging out the BMW 5-Series and the Audi A8 for the top spot. The award was one of many in a string of accolades for the world's first affordable mass-market, all-electric vehicle for the global market, which was also named European Car of the Year.

The jurors of the World Car Awards noted that, "The Nissan LEAF is the gateway to a brave new electric world from Nissan. This 5-seater, 5-door hatchback is the world's first, purpose-built, mass-produced electric car. It has a range of over 100 miles on a full charge claims Nissan, takes around 8 hours to recharge using 220-240V power supply and produces zero tailpipe emissions. Its low center of gravity produced sharp turn-in with almost no body roll and no understeer. The good news? It feels just like a normal car, only quieter."

(The World Car of the Year competition was launched in 2004, with winners chosen by a panel of automotive journalists from Asia, Europe and North America.)

*Kelley Blue Book's named the Nissan LEAF one of its 2011 Top 10 Green Cars Apr 12, 2011

"With a groundbreaking combination of range, room and price, the Nissan LEAF is the first all-electric car for the masses. The EPA says the Nissan LEAF will deliver 73 miles per charge and the equivalent of 99 miles per gallon. But that's not the only thing green about the Nissan LEAF: recycled materials made from home appliances, old car parts and plastic bottles are used throughout the vehicle."

*Nissan LEAF Power System Named to Ward's '10 Best Engines' Dec 7, 2010
100% electric drive system is first zero-emission winner in award's history

Ward's today announced that Nissan LEAF's 100-percent electric, zero-emission drive system is included on its prestigious '10 Best Engines' list for 2011. It is the first time in the 17-year history of the magazine's '10 Best Engines' that the selection committee has chosen a power system which doesn't have an engine and will never burn a drop of gasoline.

*Nissan LEAF receives Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award Oct 5, 2010

The Nissan LEAF was chosen as one of the year's 10 most transformative products by a panel of experts in addition to members of the Popular Mechanics' editorial board of advisers.

The Nissan LEAF is currently available in Japan, the United States and select European markets and will be released in other global markets in 2012. The vehicle is currently built at Nissan's Oppama, Japan plant. It also will be manufactured at the company's Smyrna, Tenn., plant in the United States in late 2012 and at Nissan's Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom by early 2013.

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