New 2016 Nissan LEAF Now Offers Best-In-Class 172 km Range in Affordable, Fun-To-Drive PackageMay 31th, 2018
NissanConnect℠ with Mobile Apps now standard on all models; NissanConnect EV upgraded for LEAF SV and SL; new premium colours available
2016 Nissan LEAF Press Kit
Mississauga, Ont. – Nissan today introduced the 2016 all-electric LEAF with standard Quick Charge Port on all models and an available 30 kWh battery that provides an EPA-estimated best-in-class* range of 172km** – a 27-per cent increase over the previous 24 kWH battery. The new battery is standard for LEAF SV and LEAF SL models. The 2016 model also offers an enhanced IT system that is more user-friendly and gives drivers greater vehicle connectivity.
“Since Nissan LEAF launched in December 2010, we’ve become the global leaders in electric vehicle (EV) sales with an all-electric car specifically designed for the mass market,” said Steven Rhind, director of marketing at Nissan Canada Inc. “We know that to maintain that leadership, we must continue developing battery technology that strikes that ideal balance between capacity, packaging, durability and affordability.”
Depending on location, some consumers may purchase the 2016 Nissan LEAF at prices on par with gas powered vehicles of its size with provincial tax rebates, when it goes on sale in EV-certified dealer showrooms this fall. Residents of Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec are eligible for up to $8,500, $8,250***, and $8,000 toward their purchase of a Nissan LEAF, respectively. LEAF S models continue to be equipped with a 24 kWh battery with an EPA-estimated range of 133 km.
CANADIAN M.S.R.P. for the 2016 Nissan LEAF is as follows:
Price with rebate
Price with rebate
Price with rebate
Excludes tax, freight and PDE
All LEAF models feature an 80kW AC synchronous motor that generates 107 horsepower and 187 lb-ft of torque, providing a highly responsive, fun-to-drive experience that consumers often expect from traditional, gasoline-powered vehicles. Unlike internal combustion engine-equipped vehicles, LEAF has no tailpipe, which means there is no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases.
“The new battery is just one of several enhancements for the 2016 LEAF,” said Rhind. “We’re also bringing audio and connectivity upgrades by adding NissanConnect with Mobile Apps with 5.0-inch colour display as standard features for LEAF S models, and for SV and SL grades we are offering NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps–featuring a 7.0-inch colour display with multi-touch control and Nissan Voice Recognition as standard features.”
The NissanConnect with Mobile Apps system for 2016 LEAF S includes Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant and USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices.
NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps for SV and SL grades include a 7.0-inch colour display with multi-touch control, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio.
The menu screen graphics and customization process have been improved and charging screen information can be automatically updated every time the ignition is turned on.
The NissanConnect EV system (no-charge subscription required), also standard on SV and SL grades, allows remote connection to the vehicle, providing monitoring of battery state-of-charge, start charging event control and turning on the heating and air conditioning system prior to entering the vehicle.
Nissan LEAF continues to offer the space and range to meet every day needs, while also providing an exceptional value proposition due to zero spending on gas, lower maintenance costs and a starting price after incentives competitive with a comparable gas-powered car. The 2016 model offers two new premium-look exterior colours: Coulis Red and Deep Blue Pearl.
Nissan LEAF and its battery are assembled in the United States at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn., assembly plant.
*Comparison based on MY16 LEAF vs. 2015 and 2016 non-luxury 100% electric vehicle competitors (Source: fueleconomy.gov). MY16 EPA range of 133 kms. Actual range may vary based on driving conditions. Use for comparison only.
**2016 EPA Fuel Economy estimates for Nissan LEAF S is 1.9 Le/100 (150 MPGe) for city and 2.4 Le/100kms (119 MPGe) for highway. Based on Natural Resources Canada formula of 8.9 kW/h equal to one litre of gasoline energy. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only. 2016 EPA range 133 kms. 2016 EPA Fuel Economy estimates for Nissan LEAF SV and SL is 1.9 Le/100 (148 MPGe) for city and 2.3 Le/100 (122 MPGe). Based on Natural Resources Canada formula of 8.9 kW/h equal to one litre of gasoline energy. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only. 2016 EPA range 172 kms.
***Electric vehicle provincial incentive of $5,000 combined with $3,250 rebate part of the B.C. SCRAP-IT® program offered to consumers purchasing a qualifying new electric vehicle, and who scrap their model year 2000 or older vehicle.