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2017 Nissan Leaf Gets Better Battery For A Little Added Price

By James Yu , Nov 12, 2016 08:24 AM EST
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Nissan Leaf is rapidly growing as one of the best electric vehicles in the auto market. Now, Nissan is about to kick things up a notch with a bigger and better battery and better mileage for the 2017 Leaf but for a price.

Bigger And Better Battery

The bigger battery was originally found in the higher-trim 2016 Leaf models according to a report from CNET. With the 2017 model however, the bigger and better battery will now become a standard for all the three Nissan Leaf trims. The new 30-kWh battery allows the 2017 Nissan Leaf to go from its predecessor's mile range of 84 to 107.

Not Many Big Changes

There are not many big changes to be expected in the powertrain of the 2017 Nissan Leaf. In the same report given by CNET, the 2017 Nissan Leaf will still put out the same 107 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque from its electric motor. It will also maintain most of its odd looks in both its interior and exterior.

Other Features

The three trims for the 2017 Nissan leaf will have different perks of their own. A hands-free Bluetooth and RearView monitor will come as a standard with the S trim. The SV and SL trims on the other hand can opt for the premium package that has an AroundView monitor which allows 360-degree view of the car and a seven-speaker Bose sound system. A seven-inch touch screen, NissanConnect EV system and a navigation and voice recognition support are also perks that will be included in the SV and SL trims as reported by InAutoNews.

The New Price

From the $29,010 base price of the 2016 model, the 2017 Nissan Leaf's new Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is now at $30,680. Opting for the higher trims SV and SL will push the price up to $34,200 and $36,790 respectively.

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