The upcoming 2022 Nissan Leaf Plus is coming to the markets once again. This model will continue to compete against Chevy Bolt EV and some other rivals in the all-electric segment. Basically, Leaf Plus is a small hatchback with a surprisingly spacious cabin and a high level of safety ratings.
More importantly, this model provides a better driving range than the regular Leaf. Of course, it also produces more power. As you know, Leaf is a veteran among electric cars, as it is available for over a decade. Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about the new Leaf Plus model.
2022 Leaf Plus Gets Minor Facelift
The 2022 Nissan Leaf Plus won’t depart from the regular Leaf in terms of exterior design. The Leaf Plus is a variant that comes with various mechanical upgrades. From what we know, the new Leaf won’t introduce significant cosmetic upgrades. Instead, the manufacturer will launch a new Leaf Plus with the same recognizable appearance.
Of course, minor updates will be made, but that’s about it. We anticipate seeing additional blue highlights and possibly new exterior paints. Generally, this model looks stylish and modern. As before, a two-tone color scheme will be on offer.
Although there is a good bit of plastic in the cabin, it is clean and straightforward. The higher trim levels of the 2022 Nissan Leaf Plus include leather upholstery and an improved audio system. The Leaf has a load capacity of 23.6 cubic feet or 30 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat. Features such as an eight-inch touchscreen, keyless entry, and automatic climate control are all standard.
The Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity is available once again. Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 comes standard on all Leaf variants. This incorporates blind-spot monitors, automatic high lights, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking.
Charging Time, Driving Range
With a respectable 226-mile range, the forthcoming 2022 Nissan Leaf Plus is a pleasant drive and comes equipped with a number of useful standard features. Some competitors provide a larger range, but charging takes roughly 12 hours. The standard Leaf has a range of only 149 miles. Thus, for the purposes of this comparison, we’ll discuss the Leaf Plus, which features a 62-kWh battery and a range of 226 miles.
Recharging the Leaf Plus takes longer, around 11.5 hours at Level 2. Charge it quickly and it will reach 80 percent in 40 minutes. The handling is excellent, just what one would expect from an EV. The Leaf Plus makes a point of its one-pedal capability. Accelerator pedal down to move forward and lift off to slow down or halt. Additionally, there is a brake pedal for conventional braking.
2022 Nissan Leaf Plus Price and Release Date
The next 2022 Nissan Leaf Plus prices begin at $32,500 and climb to approximately $37,500 for the fully loaded SL model. This is a huge savings of more than $5,000 over the models introduced last year. The sales of the new model will begin in the coming weeks.