Nissan hopes to up the ante with its 2016 Nissan Leaf. Enhanced styling, improved technology, and a new, longer-lasting battery will make the next Leaf more desirable and practical than ever.
According to Automotive News, the new 2016 Nissan Leaf will boast an incredible 107-mile all-electric driving range, thanks to the introduction of a powerful 30 kWh battery. The 2016 Nissan Leaf’s electric range is now both best in class and 27% further than the outgoing model.
Car shoppers hoping to go more than 100 miles on a single charge will need to opt for the SV or SL trim level, as the base S will still be powered by the 24 kWh battery found in 2015 models. The SV and SL models are priced at $26,700 and $29,290 (after the tax credit) respectively.
Another exciting feature for the 2016 model year is the available NissanConnect EV, which offers a remote connection, monitors battery charge, and turns on the air conditioning or heating before you enter the vehicle.
The Nissan Rogue is one of the sleekest, most popular SUVs on the road today—which is saying quite a lot, given how popular the SUV segment has become in the modern vehicle market. Now, Nissan is looking to capitalize on the Rogue’s success by bringing a new Nissan Rogue Hybrid version to the United States market in 2016.
The current Nissan Rogue features a four-cylinder engine, comes with seating for seven passengers, and offers a low starting price, all of which contribute massively to its success. The new hybrid Rogue will simply translate all that value to an EV model, providing even more efficiency to Rogue drivers. The Nissan Rogue hybrid will also be the first Nissan model to feature an in-house Nissan hybrid design.
The new Rogue Hybrid should hit the United States market sometime next year, and it’s not the only new SUV on its way here. The Qashqai model currently available in Europe will hit North America as well. “We haven’t hit the ceiling (for Rogue sales) yet,” said Nissan senior vice president of US sales, Fred Diaz. “We have more opportunity there, if we can get our dealers more (Rogues).” Come see us at Cronic Nissan to learn more.
Everyone has heard about the incredible Nissan LEAF fully electric passenger vehicle. The incredibly efficient, zero-emissions hatchback has changed the way drivers think about electric-powered cars and has opened the doors for other mass-produced alternative fuel vehicles. Well now, the EV segment is about to get another addition. Produced in Barcelona and set for export globally, the new Nissan e-NV200 modifies the existing NV200 cargo van with an all-electric drivetrain.
This 100% electric light- to mid-duty cargo van has been designed for maximum efficiency and interior space. With the addition of this new zero-emissions setup, the e-NV200 will be perfect for commercial deliveries within city limits or even for taxi-vehicles. In the stop and go traffic of heavily congested cities, EVs have the distinct advantage of using no fuel when stopped. During the time that would be spend idling and wasting fuel , electric vehicles just shut off their main power and rely on the smaller battery to power the accessories (radio, headlights, wipers, etc…)
“This is a great landmark day for Nissan, starting production of our second electric vehicle. This is at a time when EVs are now recognized as mainstream technology. Many competitors are only just starting to launch their first EV – where Nissan has clear first mover advantage. We’re proud that the Nissan LEAF is the world’s best-selling electric vehicle with more than 110,000 delighted customers enjoying the quiet and smooth ride of an EV.” Said Andy Palmer, Chief Planning Officer at Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
For more information about the e-NV200 or the currently available Nissan LEAF, visit us today at Cronic Nissan in Griffin, GA.
The 100 percent electric Nissan LEAF has delivered not only its best sales year ever in Europe but also the best sales year for any fully electric vehicle, with a huge sales increase of 204% compared to 2012—for a total of 11,120 units sold.
With these incredible results, commanding a full 1/3rd, Nissan LEAF Leads Europe in the EV passenger car market, once more solidifying its position as the world’s best-selling 100 percent electric vehicle.
Its biggest success was in Norway, where the advanced EV infrastructure and government incentives go a long way toward motivating customers to make the switch to electric. In 2013, the Nissan LEAF was also the EV market leader in Spain, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and—for the first time—France.
“97 percent of owners would recommend a Nissan LEAF to a friend,” said Jean-Pierre Diernaz, Director of Electric Vehicles, Nissan Europe. “And we believe this, combined with a rapidly expanding charging infrastructure, will bring further growth in 2014. We are moving from the early adopters to the early majority.”
But there’s no reason the Europeans should have all the fun. Come get your own American-built Nissan LEAF at Cronic Nissan!