DESIGN / HIGHLIGHTS
Three Well-Equipped Models, Two Option Packages
The 2016 Nissan LEAF is offered in three well-equipped models, LEAF S, LEAF SV and LEAF SL. Standard features include a six-way manual driver's seat, four-way manual front passenger's seat, trip computer (instant and average energy consumption, driving time, outside temperature and autonomy range), Automatic Temperature Control (ATC), center console storage, RearView Monitor and 3.6 kW onboard charger. Other standard equipment includes Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Start, power windows with driver's window one-touch auto up/down, power door locks with auto locking feature, remote charge port door release, two cupholders, four bottle holders, variable intermittent windshield wipers, a 12-volt power outlet and 16-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers and NissanConnect with Mobile Apps.
The Nissan LEAF SV model adds the 30 kWh battery, Quick Charge Port, 6.6 kW onboard charger, NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, NissanConnect EV, 7.0-inch color display with multi-touch control, six-speaker audio system, a hybrid heater system that provides superior cold weather performance while consuming less energy, auto-dimming inside mirror, heated outside mirrors and steering wheel, partially recycled cloth seat fabric, passenger side map pocket and 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The 2016 LEAF SL model adds a photovoltaic solar panel spoiler, fog lights, LED low beam auto on/off headlights, cargo cover, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, leather-appointed seats, heated rear seat and cargo cover.
Just two option packages are offered. The Quick Charge Package (S grade only) includes the 6.6 kW onboard charger and Quick Charge Port, while the Premium Package (SV and SL grades) offers the advanced Around View® Monitor and Energy Efficient Series Bose® seven-speaker audio.
WASTE NOT. WANT NOT. Efficiency in every detail -- It’s designed for efficiency, and that doesn't just mean the electric motor. With an aerodynamic body, regenerative brakes, and available LED low-beam headlights that use half the energy of traditional ones, the Nissan LEAF gets more miles and more fun out of every kilowatt.
The Nissan LEAF exterior features a fusion of sophisticated aerodynamic management with the design freedom provided by the EV layout. The smooth, elegant movement of the body starts from the low, compact hood, moves through the iconic shoulder character line and on toward the large rear spoiler. The long, up-slanting headlights split and redirect airflow away from the door mirrors, reducing wind noise and drag.
LED low-beam headlights, which consume about half of the electricity of halogen headlights, are standard on LEAF SL. Heated outside mirrors are standard on SV and SL grades. In the rear, the slim-type aerodynamic LED taillight design and crisp corners combine with the aerodynamic rear bumper with rear diffuser to manage the aerodynamics of the rear end without compromising rear interior roominess. Nissan LEAF's coefficient of drag is 0.28.
The exterior also utilizes a flat underbody (including a large front flat floor cover, electric motor area undercover, front undercover and rear diffuser with fins) to help manage airflow under the vehicle. An innovative vortex-shedding, roof-mounted antenna is one of many design elements used to help reduce wind noise. Other noise-reduction features include a quiet-operation windshield wiper motor, a sound-insulation windshield design and a dual-isolated, motor-mounting system. The five-door hatchback design also features chrome door handles, aerodynamic outside mirrors and a large greenhouse to provide a bright interior environment.
GET PRACTICAL WITHOUT GIVING UP FUN -- From the moment you hear its signature power-up chime, you’re in for a blast behind the wheel of the Nissan LEAF®. A heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel will keep your hands warm on chilly mornings. Ultra modern gauges and an easy-to-read Display Drive Computer puts information like range, battery charge level, and power usage info front and center. Fun that’s efficient. Practical that’s cool. The best of all worlds, all in one car.
INNOVATION FOR FIVE -- The Nissan LEAF® is all about efficiency, but that doesn't mean this 5-door, 5-passenger hatchback skimps on interior finish or size. It comes with heated, folding rear seats made partly from recycled bottles, [*] tons of storage, a USB port, [*] climate control, and more. It’s everything you’d expect in a premium car, even if it weren’t electric.
SHIFT AHEAD -- Drive selector -- Park. Reverse. Drive. All the normal settings are there. But why settle for normal? Shift the advanced drive selector into B-Mode to increase the regenerative braking force, and brake response.
ROOM TO SPARE -- Smart storage -- You free up an awful lot of room when you take out things like transmissions, oil filters, and radiators. With the 60/40 split rear seats up, you can fit in three child seats, and still have space for your golf bag in back. Fold them flat, and you’ll have a generous 30 cubic feet of versatility—including a handy cargo well that lets you keep valuables out of sight.
The Longer Range LEAF - For the 2016 model year, LEAF adds a number of significant enhancements – beginning with a new 30 kWh battery for LEAF SV and LEAF SL models that delivers an EPA-estimated driving range of 107 miles on a fully charged battery. The range of a LEAF S model is 84 miles, giving buyers a choice in affordability and range.
27% MORE... the new battery offers more advantages than just the 27 percent increase in driving range – it also offers improved battery performance,'' said Andrew Speaker, director, Nissan EV Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. ''Nissan has been a leading developer of lithium-ion battery technology for more than 20 years. The new LEAF battery is a great example of how rather than just increasing battery capacity, we've achieved a balance between capacity, packaging, durability and affordability.
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System includes dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors and an occupant-classification sensor. The inflation rate of these dual-stage air bags adjusts depending on crash severity and seat belt usage. In addition, two supplemental air bags are built into the front seats to offer side impact protection and move with you as you adjust your seating position. Also, roof-mounted curtain side impact supplemental air bags help provide head protection for both rows of outboard occupants.
Around View Monitor
Parking is a snap with the available Around View® Monitor. Using four cameras, the system creates a virtual bird’s-eye-view of the Nissan LEAF, and transmits the image to the LCD monitor, for easier parking.
iPod® and USB Connectivity
The standard iPod® and USB connectivity ensures you'll always have access to your playlist. So go ahead—belt out your favorite songs.
Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition
When it’s time to plug in, open the charge door with the touch of a button on your Nissan Intelligent Key. To lock or unlock any of the other doors, you don’t even need to take the key out of your pocket—just tap the button on the door handles. Intelligent, right? Once inside, the standard Push Button Ignition lets you get in, push the button, and go.
Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System
Need to make a call? Don’t let it distract you from driving. Just activate Bluetooth® using the steering wheel mounted controls, and stay connected no matter where the road takes you.
Bose® Premium Audio System
Rock out more efficiently with the available Energy Efficient Series Bose® audio system. With six small, lightweight, and strategically placed speakers, the audio system has been engineered to save power, without sacrificing sound quality.