Opt for an entry-level Visia model and you won’t get sat-nav or a touchscreen – you’ll need to upgrade to mid-spec Acenta or range-topping Tekna trims for these. If you do, you’ll get a smart system that incorporates Nissan Connect EV with many clever functions: you can use an app on your smartphone or tablet to check remotely on the Leaf’s charge status, or, if you’ve forgotten where you left it, locate it on a map. On frosty mornings, you can even use your phone to switch on the car’s heater, making it nice and warm for the morning commute. It isn’t tricky to use, either, registering postcodes and calculating routes with ease via its snappy menus.
All models come with steering wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth telephone integration, a USB port and a CD player. As well as Nissan Connect EV and sat-nav, Acenta models add a six-speaker audio system and a rear-view camera, while top Tekna models gain a Bose seven-speaker sound system and a full 360-degree parking monitor.