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Nissan announces updates to Leaf for 2022 with model set to hit dealerships next month

  • Nissan Leaf given cosmetic and technology update for 2022
  • Subtle changes made to exterior of EV with car crammed full of latest tech
  • First orders available from March 1, with prices starting at £26,995

Time 8:01 am, February 24, 2022

Nissan has announced that its much-loved Leaf electric vehicle will benefit from a host of upgrades for 2022 aimed at giving it more style and improved technology.

The Japanese firm has made a number of tweaks to the exterior including adding the option of both 16- and 17-inch black alloy wheels.

The new Nissan logo has also been added to the to the wheels, front grille and rear end.

The model’s army of fans will also be treated to to two new paint options, called Pearl Blue and Magnetic Blue.

Nissan Leaf updated for 2022


There are two battery options available, with the larger delivering up to 239 miles of range.

The latest ProPilot technology means the 2022 Leaf can stop, start and maintain a safe distance to the vehicle in front without the driver using the pedals, while the e-Pedal system, which gives the driver the ability to accelerate and decelerate using just the throttle, remains.

The infotainment system has Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, while the NissanConnect Services app – which is available on the N-Connecta trim level and above – offers remote operation, such as setting the climate control before entering the vehicle.

Drivers that have an Amazon Alexa device at home can also connect this to the vehicle for added convenience features.

Arnaud Charpentier, region vice-president of 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.

‘As the popularity of electric vehicles continues to grow, Nissan is pursuing an exhilarating chapter in its electric mobility story.

‘Leaf has played a key role in shaping Nissan’s vision for empowering mobility and beyond, as we leverage our EV expertise to launch 23 new electrified models – including 15 full EVs – by fiscal year 2030.’

The updated Nissan Leaf will be available to order from March 1, 2022, with prices starting at £26,995 after the plug-in car grant has been applied.

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