Nissan has now unveiled the 2016 edition of its most popular electric car model Leaf. The 2016 leaf model claims to give mileage of more than 100 miles per charge. Nissan promises 107 miles EPA with the two new models of its Leaf car. The main reason behind the better mileage is its bigger battery; the company has increased the battery capacity from 24 KWh to 30 KWh.
The best part about this new 2016 Nissan is that the capacity has been increased by 27% in the new battery that comes with Honda Leaf SV and SL models. Other major improvements in the latest Nissan electric car model are its entertainment system. The new entertainment system of the car is said to be more user-friendly than the previous version.
The base model S of Leaf comes with 5 inch color display featuring Bluetooth connectivity and audio streaming facility, “NissanConnect” and hands free messaging option. NissanConnect is a mobile apps that features iHeartRadio, Facebook and Pandora.
The SV and SL model of Nissan Leaf comes with a 7-inch multi touch display, SiriusXM satellite radio, navigation option and Voice recognition. These models also support seven more apps like Google search, Trip Advisor and Twitter. These are the major changes in the new 2016 models of the Nissan Leaf electric cars.
The price of base S model of Leaf is $29,010 inclusive of $7,500 federal tax credit. The price of SL and SV models are $29,290 and $26,700 after tax credit respectively. All the three models of Nissan Leaf come with 187 lb-ft of torque and a 80kW AC synchronous motor with 107 horsepower.
If you love electric car and want to buy an electric car with more power and battery backup, you may want to consider the SV and SL models of Nissan Leaf, as they come with more powerful battery. For those who love the previous model, the basic S model is still available with previous version of battery.