Nissan Motor Great Britain spokesman Tom Barnard told Green Car Advisor that currency exchange rates have led to the Leaf's revised pricing. According to Barnard, the pound has depreciated against the yen by 13.4 percent over the last ten months and, since the Leaf is built in Japan, it is subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Nissan aims to remedy this situation by adding Leaf production to its Sunderland assembly plant in the UK in 2013. Until then, the price tag on Nissan's electric hatch in the UK will likely be subject to the value of the pound.
[Source: Green Car Advisor]