Nissan has announced the US prices for the 2016 Leaf. The updated EV is available in three trim levels: S, SV and SL, and has a starting price of US$29,010 before the federal tax credit of US$7,500.
The 2016 Leaf has been given a new, larger-capacity 30 kWh battery for the top two trim levels – SV and SL. The S trim level still comes with the 24 kWh battery of the older model, which has an EPA-certified range of 84 miles (133 km). The introduction of the larger battery denotes a 27% increase in range to an EPA-rated 107 miles (172 km).
All trim levels have received an updated IT system. The base S gets a NissanConnect 5.0-inch infotainment system with Mobile Apps while the SV and SL gain a 7.0-inch display with support for both navigation and Mobile Apps as well as multi-touch control and Nissan Voice Recognition.
Standard on the SV and SL, is the NissanConnect EV system that allows remote connection with the vehicle enabling the owner to monitor state of charge, start charging event control or turning the heating and air conditioning on prior to entering the vehicle.
Powering the 2016 Nissan Leaf, is an 80kW AC synchronous motor that produces 107 hp and 187 lb.-ft. (257 Nm) of torque and provides a responsive and fun-to-drive experience with zero emissions.
The 2016 Leaf also comes with three new exterior colors: Forged Bronze, Coulis Red and Deep Blue Pearl. The pricing for the entire range is listed below.
2016 Nissan Leaf – Prices* (MSRP)*
*Destination and Handling US$850