2016 Nissan Leaf Release Date, Specs & Info

2016 Nissan Leaf Release Date, Price, Specs, Interior – With the market’s appetite increasingly demanding for a longer range LEAF to better edge out its most prominent rivals like the Chevrolet Volt and other new EV offerings upon its release. The current generation of Nissan Leaf is set to get an even larger battery rated at 30kW for top of the range 2016 Nissan Leaf trims.

2016 Nissan Leaf
2016 Nissan Leaf

At last, Nissan’s take on ‘Morningsky Blue’ (Robin’s Egg Blue) that seemed to have a required color for almost any Plug-in hybrid in the past, has been done away with in the upcoming new model. Cayenne Red has also been axed from the current palette. And in its place will come three new colors which will include Forged Bronze, Deep Blue Pearl, and Coulis Red.

2016 Nissan Leaf exterior, side angle, white color, alloy wheels

There is no official communication from Nissan pertaining the increase to 30kW for both the SL and SV trims (the S trim continues to come in the base model of the Leaf with the 24kWh battery). However, we have heard some confirmations from two independent dealers on the upcoming 2016 year model facelifts.

2016 Nissan Leaf rear view, exterior, taillights and tailpipe

Nissan has undoubtedly prepared some new redesigns for its 2016 year model and buyers should expect an amazing vehicle that looks form on the outside and cozy within. It is too early to start speculating about all the exterior redesigns and interior modifications due to unavailable info.

2016 Nissan Leaf interior, front and rear leather seats

2016 Nissan Leaf Engine Specs

As pertains the new battery sizing’s effect on its range, we tend to feel that the vehicle could have a rating of around 105 to 110 miles. With the added range, the new 2016 Nissan Leaf will potentially take control of the affordable, all-electric vehicle segment of the automobile market, something that it will be regaining control of owing to the fact that it was the dominating player about a year ago.

2016 Nissan Leaf engine

As pertains the engine specs, rumors have it that the vehicle will offer two engine options.

The base model will come equipped with 80kw AC synchronous electric motor with a speculative output of around 110 hp and 210 pounds of torque. It will have a top speed of around 95 mph and can sprint to 60mph in 9 seconds.

2016 Nissan Leaf battery

The SL trim will deliver more power to the wheels. Rumor has it that the vehicle will come with an output of around 170 hp. The car faces the performance rates made available by competing 2017 BMW i8 and 2017 Tesla Model S is something that the model is facing against.


Wheelbase: 8 ft. 10.3 in. (106.3 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 7 in. (175 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 9.7 in. (69.7 in.)
Passenger volume: 92.4 ft³
Cargo volume: 23.6 ft³
Curb weight: 3256 lbs
Top Speed: 95 mph
0-60: 10,2 sec
MPG: 126/101 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Brilliant Silver, Coulis Red, Deep Blue Pearl, Forged Bronze, Glacier White, Gun Metallic, Pearl White and Super Black
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Release Date – 2016 Nissan Leaf

2016 Nissan Leaf front angle, silver color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

Over the past one year, in excess of 20,000 all-electric cars with an MSRP tag of lesser than $45,000, and 93 miles or under of electric mile range, not named LEAF have sold in the United States. An industry pundit might assume that both its current and would-be buyers would have a much harder look at the automobile’s EV with about 100+ miles of range on tap.

2016 Nissan Leaf release date
2016 Nissan Leaf release date

A new add-on to the SV trim model is the CHAdeMO quick charge port. There is no word yet on the pricing for the 2016 trim variants, although it should be expected to stay almost unchanged for the 2016 year, as is the exterior and interior configuration of the car in overall.

2016 Nissan Leaf trunk, cargo space

It has been reported that the next-gen 2016 Nissan Leaf as gaining at least double the range by Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn. This therefore means that the vehicle will certainly gain anywhere from 168 miles to 200+ miles of real world driving.

2016 Nissan Leaf front
2016 Nissan Leaf front

We had a rear chance to speak to Nissan’s Brian Brockman – Senior Manager of Communications for a comment and this is what he had to say. “We have made no public announcement about the upcoming Nissan Leaf. We don’t comment on future products”. The statement was not unexpected, and just like other automobile companies, the company lives by its future non-disclosure mantra as mentioned above.

2016 Nissan Leaf back
2016 Nissan Leaf back

However, if Nissan changes its mind and makes public the details and confirmations of 2016 Nissan Leaf price and release date, then we will certainly be obliged to let you know through a more comprehensive review of the updated specs.

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