2016 Nissan Leaf


The Leaf is Nissan’s response to growing electric car market. Toyota is making a statement there with its Prius and Tesla is becoming well known producer. However, Leaf has already made some signs of treating to became top model. Nevertheless, 2016 Nissan Leaf will be even better from its predecessor, and especially mileage is expected to be boosted.

2016 nissan leaf front view

2016 Nissan Leaf battery

A 24 kW battery is under the hood of 2016 Nissan Leaf. It is lithium-ion pack, placed under the rear seats. Total output of this electric vehicle is around 107 hp. Car is powered through front wheels. There is counter process of charging battery while braking. Then, in hybrid models, this batter serves as generator. There are many rumors about range of the 2016 Leaf. However, company hasn’t confirmed anything yet, so we need to wait official unveiling for that. Race between electric car models make them compete in this part mostly. Improvements are going to be made on capacity loss and battery economy with it. Last model of the car had excellent result in sprint to 60 mph. Its 10 seconds could be lowered. Top speed should remain the same at 90 mph.

2016 nissan leaf interior

2016 Nissan Leaf redesign

The Leaf has unique design. The vehicle has sloping front and it could turn buyers off the vehicle. However, it looks stylish with new grille and electric ports for charging placed on central door. Headlights are lowered and designed as bug-eyed. The 2016 Nissan Leaf improved aerodynamic and some features will be carried over from predecessor, such as LED taillights. Inside, changes are modest. There are more updates than new stuff. It is expected to have this vehicle in three trim levels, as previous model, with S be the entry level, SV to be slightly more expensive, and SL model to tops the class.

2016 nissan leaf side view

2016 Nissan Leaf price

Finally prices depends on trim level. Base S vehicle starts from $29.000 with its elemental equipment. The mid-range SV is packed with more stuff, so it is not strange why it costs $3.000 more. The SL model is coming with new equipment, such as small photovoltaic solar panel mounted, two ventilation fans and energy-saving seven-speaker Bose audio system. Around $35.000 should be spent for 2016 Nissan Leaf SL.

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