In 2010, the Nissan Leaf was the very first 100% electric car to hit the road. A trailblazer in its category and continues to set itself apart in an ever more competitive marketplace today. Winner of the 2020 Green Car of the Year award, Leaf represents a viable green alternative.
Between its price, which has dropped significantly this year, its performance and its comfortable and technological interior, discover what the Nissan Leaf range has to offer!
Electric and Affordable: Yes, It’s All Possible with the 2022 Nissan Leaf!
While many consumers are eager to go green by opting for an electric car, they are often put off by the price tag. However, the Leaf has always been reasonably priced in its class, and now Nissan is making it even more affordable for this latest model year.
In fact, significant drops in Nissan Leaf price of up to a whopping $6,800 are not limited to the entry-level model, but to all four variants of the car! In addition, the 2022 Nissan Leaf is still eligible for federal and provincial subsidies totaling $13,000.
And with the ever-rising price of gasoline, switching to electric will easily pay for itself in no time. Electric cars offer even more advantages, including:
• Ideal parking spaces
• No more oil changes
• Less frequent maintenance
Consumers are also looking for durability; do Nissan cars last long? The answer is yes, regardless of the model. With the Nissan Leaf electric, durability has increased significantly since the first generation. You can expect to keep it for about 15 years!
Performance and Autonomy
The entry-level SV variant is equipped with a 40 kWh battery offering 147 horsepower and a generous 236 lb-ft of torque. Better yet, the other three versions include a 62 kWh battery that endows them with a whopping 214 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. Who said electric cars were boring?
Driving range certainly isn’t what it was a decade ago, with Nissan continually refining its technology and powertrain. Now, the first engine has a range of 240 km, and the second, up to 363 km.
Here is how the two electric engines compare and on which versions they can be found:
|147 horsepower/236 lb-ft||240 km||SV|
|214 horsepower/251 lb-ft||363 km||S Plus, SV Plus, SL Plus|
And even if you need a little boost along the way, it only takes 40 to 60 minutes to recharge 80% of the Nissan Leaf battery using a fast-charge outlet, depending on the car you have.
Comfort Without Compromise
In the cabin, the electric car stands out from its rivals with heated seats not only in the front, but also in the rear of the car, as a standard feature. The Leaf also has a heated steering wheel, keeping you warm and cozy on the coldest days of the year.
And it’s not just the engine that’s environmentally friendly: it includes comfortable organic fabric seats and leather upholstery. Nissan Leaf reviews also point to its generous space:
“The volume behind the rear seats is greater than in rival city SUVs,”
Gilles Pilon reveals in L’Annuel de l’automobile.
Get More Out of Technology
Technology is not left out. The NissanConnect system is part of the package, offering from the base version:
• An 8-inch screen
• A navigation system
• Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
• Voice recognition
• Bluetooth system
All of this, in addition to several other conveniences make your interactions with the infotainment system easier.
Plus, you could enjoy the exceptional sound quality of a Bose audio system, and you’ll enjoy it even more because the 2022 Nissan Leaf is far quieter than any gas-powered vehicle!
The bottom line is that there is no excuse not to drive the 2022 Nissan Leaf: cruise towards a cleaner future without breaking the bank and without compromising on performance or comfort.
Find your Nissan Leaf for sale at your dealer along Route 138 on the Côte-Nord, near Pointe-Lebel and Chute-aux-Outardes. For SUV lovers, stay tuned for the arrival of the all-new electric model, the Nissan Ariya, soon available at Baie-Comeau Nissan!