Nissan has introduced the 2016 Leaf in Canada. The updated model is available in three trim levels – S, SV and SL.
The biggest change for the 2016 model year is the addition of a 30 kWh battery (a 27% improvement) as standard in the top two SV and SL trim leves. The larger battery is claimed to provide a range of 172 km. The base S trim level still comes with the 24 kWh battery with an estimated range of 133 km.
The Leaf is powered by an 80 kW AC synchronous motor that generates of 107 hp and 187 lb.-ft. (254 Nm) of torque, which Nissan says is highly responsive and fun-to-drive, same as that of a gasoline-powered car but with zero emissions.
The S trim level comes equipped with the NissanConnect infotainment system with a 5.0-inch color display. The infotainment system features Mobile Apps system which includes Bluetooth hands-free phone, streaming audio via Bluetooth, hands-free text messaging assistant as well as a USB connection port for iPod and other supported devices. The more premium SV and SL trim levels get NissanConnect infotainment system with Navigation and Mobile Apps that can be accessed through a 7.0-inch multi-touch color display with voice recognition as standard for navigation and audio functions.
The NissanConnect EV system allows for remote connection to the vehicle and gives the user access to essential information such as monitoring the battery’s state-of-charge, start charging event control and even turning on the heating and air conditioning system before entering the vehicle. This feature is standard on the S and SV trim levels.
Two new colors have been added with the MY2016 update, namely, Coulis Red and Deep Blue Pearl.
2016 Nissan Leaf – Prices
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