Nissan Leaf Changes From July 2021
Production of the new Nissan Leaf will start July 2021 with some notable changes to the model range and specification.
New Nissan Canto Audible Noise
Canto is Nissan’s name for the high-pitched audible noise that all new Nissan Leafs produced from July 2021 will make at lower speeds to meet new safety regulations around the world.
The new regulations are in response to statistics that point to ‘quiet’ electric vehicles being more likely to be involved in a road traffic incident with a pedestrian at lower speeds. The EU for example passed regulations that all new electric vehicles should make an audible noise at speeds of up to 12.4mph.
Removal of Front Passenger ISOFIX Point
From July 2021 there will no longer be an ISOFIX point in the front passenger seat, this applies to the entire range/all trim-levels.
Changes to Acenta Trim-Level
From July 2021 the Acenta model will no longer include integrated navigation, voice control or remote services as standard or as an optional extra. It will still include the same 8-inch touchscreen equipped with smartphone mirroring in the form of Android Auto/Apple CarPlay, so you will be able to use your favourite smartphone navigation app displayed on the 8-inch screen.
Heat Pump will no longer be standard on 40kW Acenta models. This will have an impact on battery consumption under cooler conditions due to more use of the internal air con/heating unit for controlling cabin temperature. Nissan will release further details of battery consumption and range in cooler conditions. This only affects the Acenta trim-level, all other grades will be equipped with the heat pump as standard.
Changes to Tekna Trim-Level
From July 2021, on new Tekna models the Intelligent Rear View mirror will be offered as an option (previously standard).
Nissan Leaf Model Line-up Remains The Same
The Nissan Leaf model line-up will remain the same, starting with the entry-level 40kW Acenta with a range of up to 168 miles and 50kW fast charging. Standard features include automatic air con, 8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay support, rear camera and intelligent cruise control.
N-Connecta trim-level adds additional equipment like front/rear parking sensors, around view monitor and you can have semi-autonomous driving capabilities with ProPilot available as an option.
Tekna model adds a premium Bose sound system with 7 speakers, heated front seats and ProPilot comes as standard.
e+ N-Connecta and e+ Tekna models come with the larger 62 kW battery and increased range of up to 239 miles. With a power output of 217PS they are capable of 0-62mph in a fraction under 7 seconds.
The revised spec is in conjunction with Nissan’s commitment to make the cost of a new Nissan Leaf affordable and amongst one of the best new electric car deals available.