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Fa-La-La-La Leaf: 2020 Nissan Leaf’s Holiday Pedestrian Alert Chime Heralds Safety Updates

PHOTO  LEAF Canto Carol source jpg 2020 Nissan Leaf | Manufacturer image

Mariah Carey may have created the ultimate holiday earworm, but Nissan has the ultimate holiday e-worm for its Leaf electric car. The automaker announced today a new holiday-inspired pedestrian warning sound will be available for download starting Friday, just in time for National Go Caroling Day.

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For 2020, the Leaf’s two regular pedestrian safety sounds received updates in tone and volume. These sounds were combined with the songs “Jingle Bells” and “Angels We Have Heard on High” to create a techno-infused holiday medley sure to confuse — and then delight — pedestrians. Click here to listen.

Nissan said the tune is available for download via popular streaming services by searching Nissan Leaf Canto Carol, and that all proceeds will go to Urban Green Lab, a nonprofit dedicated to educating people about sustainable living.

For 2019, a new higher range model, the Leaf Plus, joined the lineup, and for 2020, Nissan announced the Leaf will get Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 system as standard. It includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, reverse automatic braking and high-beam assist.

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