Nissan has unveiled the updates to the 2016 Nissan Leaf and the biggest update is now the availability of a larger 30 kWh battery that gives the Leaf a driving range of 107 miles – a 27-percent increase over the standard battery. The estimated 107 mile driving range now means that the Leaf has the longest driving range of any other electric vehicle in its class.
In addition to the new battery that is available on Leaf SV and SL trim levels, the 2016 Leaf also gets an upgraded NissanConnect infotainment system and the base Leaf S model gets a 5.0-inch display. If you upgrade to the SV and SL trim levels the NissanConnect system is accessed via a 7.0-inch display.
All Leaf models are powered by a 107 horsepower electric motor with 187 lb-ft. of torque. If you choose the base Leaf, it will only have a driving range of up to 84 miles on a single charge. A 107 mile driving range is a nice improvement, but that will pale in comparison to the next-generation Leaf, which is expected to be able to drive around 200 miles on a single charge.
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