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Re: What's new for 2020?

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:33 pm
by danrjones
LeftieBiker wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:40 pm
Is the plus interface different than the non plus or did the 2019 get an upgrade?

It' my understanding that the ePlus gets the bigger screen, and the 2019 40kwh Leaf retains the smaller one. I've seen this mentioned a couple of times.
I had heard that but now I'm wondering if the menu system was upgraded as well.

I mean I love our 2018 leaf but I'd never praise the media interface.

Re: What's new for 2020?

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:01 am
by webeleafowners
Phatcat73 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:16 pm
I don’t miss the heated steering wheel. Tesla makes up for it with a reliable climate control app that can also preheat seats.
How does the App heat the steering wheel. The seats are heated in a Leaf too. Im not knocking the Tesla but warming the interior doesn’t come close to heating the steering wheel. It would seem such a simple addition for them.

Re: What's new for 2020?

Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:03 am
by umdkevin
danrjones wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:33 pm

I had heard that but now I'm wondering if the menu system was upgraded as well.

I mean I love our 2018 leaf but I'd never praise the media interface.
The user interface (menu system) is different between the 2019 Plus and the non-Plus models.

Personally, I liked the setup better in the non-Plus. For example, if I remember correctly it has a screen for climate control whereas the Plus only displays a widget for climate; this horrible all grey no color widget.

Re: What's new for 2020?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:37 am
by GerryAZ
Yes, from reading the owner manual and service manual, the larger display in the plus model has a different menu structure and user interface. It also allows map updates via WiFi internet connection, but my car has the latest version and it keeps warning me about driving on unpaved road as I drive into or out of my neighborhood on the road that was paved before I moved here 19 years ago. The older cars had a different mapping system which did not speak up with warnings all the time. I have not yet found a way to turn off the navigation warnings even when there is no route active. I preferred the map with XM Traffic displays in the older cars because I could set black background so construction zone and accident symbols could be seen with a quick glance. The new car display has white background during the day and accident or construction zone symbols are smaller so I cannot see them with just a glance. In general, I find the new display system to be much more distracting than the older system because everything is on the touchscreen instead of buttons. I often have the screen scroll instead of activating the icon I touch (must make sure not to move finger sideways when touching) because it is too sensitive. I never had issues with inadvertent actions when using the touchscreen in either of the previous cars.

Re: What's new for 2020?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:20 am
by DougWantsALeaf
TFT mentioned that the 2020 Leaf is going to have an additional 40% range over the 2019 Leaf Plus.

https://youtu.be/njKmKAEdXsY

I would wager with Liquid cool battery too.

How about for a kicker, support of Chademo and CCS. Think about it, they have the port room for it. (The last 2 are speculation)

Re: What's new for 2020?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:47 am
by webeleafowners
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:20 am
TFT mentioned that the 2020 Leaf is going to have an additional 40% range over the 2019 Leaf Plus.

https://youtu.be/njKmKAEdXsY

I would wager with Liquid cool battery too.

How about for a kicker, support of Chademo and CCS. Think about it, they have the port room for it. (The last 2 are speculation)
I don’t think they are taking about the 2020 model year as that will be roughly the same as existing Eplus. I can see some significant changes for 2021 model year coming though.

Re: What's new for 2020?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:08 am
by johnlocke
webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:47 am
DougWantsALeaf wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:20 am
TFT mentioned that the 2020 Leaf is going to have an additional 40% range over the 2019 Leaf Plus.

https://youtu.be/njKmKAEdXsY

I would wager with Liquid cool battery too.

How about for a kicker, support of Chademo and CCS. Think about it, they have the port room for it. (The last 2 are speculation)
I don’t think they are taking about the 2020 model year as that will be roughly the same as existing Eplus. I can see some significant changes for 2021 model year coming though.
The dealer I talked to last week said that the 2020 version is the same as the 2019. Particularly the same battery and same cooling.

Re: What's new for 2020?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:38 am
by DougWantsALeaf
That would make more sense, but one can hope.

Re: What's new for 2020?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:00 am
by webeleafowners
I am starting to think that there will be no changes for the 2020 model year though. By now there would have been some info leaks, even if it was just another USB port or whatever.

Re: What's new for 2020?

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:35 am
by danrjones
webeleafowners wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:00 am
I am starting to think that there will be no changes for the 2020 model year though. By now there would have been some info leaks, even if it was just another USB port or whatever.
Oh yes there will be changes

It will be slightly more expensive and have a 2020 on the sticker!
:lol: