2022 Nissan LEAF – The Nissan Leaf is fast becoming a great vehicle thanks to its low price, sleek design and great gas mileage. But it also ranks right up there of its competitors in terms of reliability, overall value and its dependability. But with all that said, the Leaf just keeps on winning new fans and followers. Why is this? Because of the latest news on Nissan Leaf.
What You Have to Get From 2022 Nissan LEAF
The 2022 Nissan LEAF received one of its biggest upsets when it was revealed that the car would not be receiving an eight-inch touch screen. In response to strong consumer demand, Nissan changed the Leaf’s key controls to a seven-inch system that makes using the car easier for even a first-time user.
The new key control system also includes a voice recognition feature that allows you to easily perform common functions such as changing gear. Nissan’s key control also includes a new on-board diagnostics system that helps you track performance and diagnose your car’s various faults.
Nissan’s decision to phase out the traditional lithium-ion battery in its future Nissan Leaf models came as a shock to many car owners who expected Nissan to maintain its lithium-ion battery technology. Unfortunately, Nissan did not announce plans to phase out the lithium-ion battery in its 2022 Nissan LEAF models until after the redesign of the Leaf took effect and the crash test of the second generation Leaf was conducted.
A Nissan spokesperson told journalists that the company is still committed to incorporating improvements to the safety features of the Nissan Leaf. According to Nissan, the upcoming redesign of the Nissan Leaf will include “additional crash protection measures for front and rear bumper crush zones, a wider front passenger collision structure, and improved side impact protection across all grades of Leaf.”
During the crash test of Nissan’s second generation Leaf, the front and rear seats experienced extreme crush and absorbed extremely high speeds of impacts. This made the test outcomes difficult to interpret.
The engineers working on the project, however, were able to successfully interpret the test results using data collected during the actual crash test and determined that the lack of passenger safety in the front seat caused the lower passenger concentration level to move forward when the vehicle went into a slide. According to the spokesperson, Nissan will be developing the Nissan Leaf with more passenger safety features in mind so that the future Nissan Leaf models will have more crash protection for passengers.
Nissan plans to offer two options for increasing the level of passenger safety in its 2022 Nissan LEAF. The first option is called Super Handling All-Wheel Drive (SH-AWD), which offers great handling from the driver’s perspective but sacrifices control for the electric motor and the batteries.
The second option is called All-Wheel Steering, or AWST, which offers great handling both from the driver’s perspective and with batteries and controllers. Both of these options are intended to provide better handling in corners and off-road applications.
Beyond the standard passenger seats in Nissan Leaf cars, there are a number of standard features available on all models. Available options include built-in air conditioning (standard on all models) and a six-speaker audio system with subwoofers. Standard in the infotainment department too is an LCD touch screen with a handwriting recognition capability.
A hands-free Bluetooth device is standard on all Nissan Leaf models, including the Nissan Leaf Convertible. Nissan’s comprehensive package also includes a HandsFree Back Seat, a low-profile center console with easy access to all controls, a front seat DVD player with dual zone controls, and an eight-speaker audio system with CD, MP3, and TV speakers.
Nissan has designed the Nissan Leaf to work in conjunction with several different exterior accessories. For example, the Nissan Leaf trim levels available from the factory include standard features like power window tint, front and rear bumpers, and a center trunk spoiler.
However, when paired with the Nissan Leaf Plus Battery Pack, the trim levels can be made to match the extra power and performance available from the larger battery pack. Likewise, the Nissan Leaf S trim levels add standard features like side air vents, front and rear grills, and a trunk. All Nissan Leaf trims have a four-year warranty.
Nissan has not announced any new electric hatchback plans, including Nissan’s recently announced partnership with Clean Run. However, Nissan says it will continue to develop its electric vehicle technologies. “Nissan has taken a step toward a fully electric hatchback by introducing the 2022 Nissan LEAF. Although this vehicle doesn’t currently have a gasoline engine, the future may bring one,” said Bill Smith, director of product planning for Nissan North America.