It’s state-of-the-art, it’s super-safe, and it’s had a style makeover - say hello to the ‘refreshed’ new 2022 Nissan LEAF.
This is very much an update in the ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ category.
The tech available remains pretty much the same as the 2021 model, and the powertrains are identical, too. As before, you can have the 40 kWh battery that gives you a range of up to 168 miles between charges, or there’s a larger 62 kWh version that features an ‘e+’ battery giving you up to 239 miles between charges.
What is new is the way the LEAF looks on the outside.
A Nissan spokesperson explains:
“From the wheels up, LEAF 2022 introduces intricate exterior styling refinements, enhancing the dynamism of the model’s distinctive appearance. The model also features Nissan’s new brand logo on the wheels, front grille and rear.”
There are ‘sporty’ new 16 and 17 inch alloys to choose from that feature a black fascia which enhances their ‘premium feel’, says the Japanese firm.
Inside the cabin, Nissan says they’ve stuck with the ‘tried and tested’ suite of advanced driving assistance features, such as the ‘ProPILOT’ system and infotainment technologies that include the on-board NissanConnect system.
ProPILOT - which was also available with the outgoing LEAF - has the capacity to automatically stop and start the car, as well as maintaining a safe distance to the vehicle in front.
The innovative e-Pedal, meanwhile, provides the option to accelerate, decelerate and stop with only one pedal for maximum comfort on the move.
Full smartphone integration is a given.
And the LEAF remains one of the safest small cars on the market, with Intelligent Blind Spot Intervention (IBSI) as standard, as well as an Intelligent Rear View Mirror (IRVM) available as an option.
Arnaud Charpentier, Region Vice President, Product Strategy and Pricing at Nissan, said:
“The Nissan LEAF has always been about making advanced technology and the thrill of electric driving accessible to everyone with over 577,000 customers worldwide.
“LEAF has been designed around families’ needs to offer seamless connectivity and an efficient powertrain.”
The new model year will be available to order from 1st March 2022, with prices starting at £26,995.
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