NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car will come with a larger battery pack on some versions, boosting range between charges to 107 miles, Nissan said on Thursday. Customers will pay up to $2,100 more for the larger battery.
Pricing on the base 2016 Leaf S remains unchanged at $29,860, including an $850 destination charge. The Leaf S continues to use a 24 kWh battery pack that provides an EPA-estimated range of 84 miles.
The midlevel 2016 Leaf SV and top-of-the-line Leaf SL get the new 30 kWh battery pack with the longer 107-mile range.
The 2016 Leaf SV is priced from $35,050, up $2,100 from the 2015 model, while the 2016 Leaf SL is priced from $37,640, up $1,670 from the 2015 model. Prices include the $850 destination charge.
Pricing excludes the $7,500 federal tax credit on EVs.
Audio and connectivity upgrades are also on tap for the 2016 Leaf.
NissanConnect with Mobile Apps and a 5.0-inch color display is added as standard for Leaf S. Leaf SV and SL get standard NissanConnect with navigation and mobile apps.
This system includes Bluetooth, hands-free text messaging assistant and a USB connection port.
The 2016 Leaf will arrive soon at Nissan dealerships.
Edmunds says: Nissan aims to take the edge off of range anxiety with the Leaf's larger battery pack, a move that should boost consideration for the EV among car shoppers.