Nissan launches 2016 Leaf in United States with 30 kWh battery

Nissan is launching the 2016 Leaf in United States where it has gained a larger 30 kWh battery. It’s available for the mid-range Leaf SV version which kicks off at $34,200 and for the flagship Leaf SL that begins at $36,790 whereas the base Leaf S is still stuck with the 24 kWh battery and kicks off at $29,010, with all the prices excluding the $7,500 federal tax credit at efile time. Go for the small battery and you get a range of up to 84 miles (135 km) whereas the larger pack offers an EPA-rated range of 107 miles (172 km) which represents the best in its class.

2016 Nissan Leaf
2016 Nissan Leaf

The new battery pack will be fully charged in around six hours while a quick charge for around 30 minutes will ensure a 80% recharge level and compared to the smaller battery this will bring a 22% jump in miles of range. Moreover, the 2016 Leaf S now has a standard NissanConnectSM infotainment system with a five-inch screen and Mobile Apps while the Leaf SV and SL get a 7-inch NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps.
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Lastly, Nissan is adding three new paints to choose from: Coulis Red, Deep Blue Pearl and Forged Bronze joining the usual five colors.

Source: Nissan

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