Nissan has updated the all-electric Leaf for 2022 for the European markets with a new set of wheels and new color choices. Pricing is yet to be announced but the order books are expected to open in April 2022.
So, what’s new for 2022? Well, as mentioned, there are new 16- and 17-inch alloy wheel options with gloss black 5-spoke grille sort of a thing, which I guess sorta-kinda mimics an electric motor (Nissan didn’t mention that). I’m not sure if these wheels help reduce aerodynamic drag in some way, but again, Nissan didn’t say anything about that. Also, two new colors have joined the palette: Universal Blue and Magnetic Blue. And notice that the 2022 model is wearing the updated Nissan logos.
There aren’t really any other changes or additions, except that from the second half of 2022, owners can link their Leaf to their Amazon Alexa smart home device. The rest of the features have been carried over from the outgoing model, including the ProPILOT advanced driver assistance system.
No mechanical changes either. The Leaf is available in two variants: the regular one and Leaf e+; the latter offers 160 kW (217.5 metric hp) and 340 Nm (251 lb-ft) of torque, drawing juice from a 62 kWh battery pack that is claimed to offer a WLTP range of up to 385 km (239 mi).