2016 Nissan Leaf Electric, Price

Talking of electric cars that are currently frequenting the automobile market, the 2016 Nissan Leaf indeed takes the lead. This is the car that pushes the boundaries of driving. It is referred as “the third generation Leaf” by its manufacturers, thanks to the larger 30 kWh battery for the high trim levels. Nissan has been known of their electric car technology since back in 2013 when their first car hit the market as one among the few electric cars, though it was associated with much noise. They are back again with a better version featuring slight revision in the interior and exterior designing.

2016 Nissan Leaf front

2016 Nissan Leaf Review

Generally, the new Nissan Leaf will not look much different from its current predecessor. Inside, the car will feature very few changes maintaining much of the pretty designing of the current model. The only noticeable interior changes will be effected on the dashboard which now comes with fewer buttons to make the car much easy to operate. There will be also some few noticeable changes in the exterior designing especially at its front. The new Nissan will lose the current alien front look adopting a more conventional designing. Spy pictures taken also show that it will greatly resemble the new Maxima with much influence from the GT-R. At the rear, not much is going to change from the current model. However, it will adopt wider and shorter new tail lights.

The great changes will be featured in the battery package. This new car now adopts Lithium Ion technology making it more compact. Leakage information from some reporters indicate that the car will feature 180 miles of electric range. Compared with Tesla, they have a lot in common though the difference comes in terms of pricing. Tesla seems to be relatively expensive and this is where the 2016 Nissan Leaf has an upper market hand over it. However, the 30 kWh battery package will not be standard in the European market. This means customers in Europe will have to spend relatively more cash to acquire this pleasant model.

2016 Nissan Leaf rear

2016 Nissan Leaf Engine

An interview with one of the Nissan dealers revealed that the new Nissan Leaf feature two battery pack options which will give the base model 84 mile range and variant upper trim models 110 mile range. The power train is expected to deliver 120 horsepower at 240 lb-ft of torque. Just like the current model, it will adopt the single speed gear box sending power to the front wheels. The most interesting news is that the car has a new supercharging system which misses in Tesla among some countries. With the super charger, the 2016 Nissan Leaf will be capable of delivering 107 miles per charge.

2016 Nissan Leaf interior

2016 Nissan Leaf Price and Release Date

The 2016 Nissan Leaf is likely to be launched somewhere in the end of 2016 though there are still no official information from the manufacturers pertaining to this. In terms of pricing, the car will maintain its current cost of between $30,000 and $35,000 for the base model. The fully equipped version which is the high trim model will cost quite higher around $40,000.

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