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.


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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.

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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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