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KYB Supplies Car Of The Year Nissan Leaf

KYB supplies front and rear shock absorbers for the new Nissan Leaf, which has just been awarded the prestigious ‘European Car of the Year’ title. It is the first fully electric vehicle to win this coveted award.


The Nissan Leaf is a medium sized hatchback vehicle which is affordable and has zero emissions. It is designed specifically for a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis and has a range of more than 100 miles.


Håkan Matson, President of the Car of the Year Jury, said that the Jury had acknowledged the Nissan Leaf is “a breakthrough for electric cars” and is “the first electronic vehicle which can match conventional cars in many respects”.  The jury included 57 leading journalists from 23 European countries.


KYB has itself been working hard to develop products which are more environmentally viable for the future, so this vehicle is a perfect partner for a vision of a greener automotive world.


Mike Howarth, of KYB Europe Headquarters said: “By continuing to supply Nissan, KYB demonstrates its commitment to building successful and long term business relationships with major car manufacturers.  This vehicle is already a leader in its class and we are very happy to be supplying such an impressive new model.”


In addition to Nissan, KYB also supplies numerous other original equipment vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) around the world, including Audi-VW Group, Ford, Mitsubishi, PSA Peugeot Citroёn, Renault and Toyota.  A quarter of all new cars leaving production lines worldwide are fitted with KYB shocks as original equipment making KYB the world’s largest supplier of OE shock absorbers to vehicle manufacturers.

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