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Electric Nissan Leaf updated for 2022, including in-car Alexa

Nissan has announced a range of updates for its popular Leaf electric car. 

Formerly the world’s best-selling EV, Nissan is keen to keep the Leaf as competitive as possible in this growing sector.

The revised styling is intended to reflect Nissan’s latest corporate identity, while also keeping the Leaf looking fresh.

The biggest exterior change is the adoption of Nissan’s new badge, ensuring the Leaf matches the rest of the range. This appears on the front grille, boot and alloy wheel centre caps.

New 16- and 17-inch alloy wheel options have also been introduced. These incorporate an elaborate multi-spoke design, with gloss black contrasting against silver details.

Customers also have an expanded range of paint colour choices for the Leaf. Nissan has revealed two new shades of blue, in addition to the existing five monotone and five dual-tone options.

Pearl Blue and Magnetic Blue have previously been seen on the latest Qashqai, plus the forthcoming Ariya electric SUV.

“Hey, Alexa…”

Inside, Nissan has left the Leaf relatively unchanged for 2022. Its ProPilot driver assistance system remains available on selected models, along with Nissan Connect smartphone integration.

The latter includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, with certain models allowing the climate control settings to be operated remotely. Customers can also link their Leaf to Amazon’s Alexa service, albeit only on cars built later in 2022.

Battery options remain unaltered, with an official range of up to 239 miles in the Leaf e+ version.

577,000 made and counting

2022 Nissan Leaf Update© Provided by Motoring Research 2022 Nissan Leaf Update

The revised 2022 Leaf will join Nissan’s expanding range of electrified models. The company aims to launch 23 new electrified cars, including 15 EVs, by 2030.

Arnaud Charpentier of 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. The Leaf has been designed around families’ needs, to offer seamless connectivity and an efficient powertrain”.

Pricing for the revised 2022 Nissan Leaf will start at £26,995, once the Plug-In Car Grant has been applied. Orders can be placed from 1 March 2022, with first deliveries expected in April.

Source: Motoringresearch.com

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