2016 Nissan LEAF has more NissanConnect-ed car features & battery range

hnissanleaf206Nissan announced the 2016 all-electric LEAF with an increased 107 mile-range (30 kWh) battery standard for LEAF SV and LEAF SL models. The 2016 model also offers infotainment, navigation, smartphone features that are easier to use and with more connectivity.

The NissanConnect with Mobile Apps system for 2016 LEAF S includes Bluetooth hands-free phone system, streaming audio via Bluetooth, hands-free text messagin and USB connection port for iPod interface and other compatible devices.

NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps for SV and SL models include a 7.0-inch color display with multi-touch control, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, HD radio, and SiriusXM Travel Link for weather, fuel prices, movie listings, stock info and sports (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).

The menu screen graphics and customization process have been improved and charging screen information is now automatically updated every time the ignition is turned on and with every 12 miles of driving.

The NissanConnect EV system (no-charge subscription required), is standard on SV and SL grades. It allows remote connection to the vehicle for monitoring of battery state-of-charge, start charging event control and turning on the heating and air conditioning system prior to entering the vehicle.

The 2016 model offers three new premium-look exterior colors: Forged Bronze, Coulis Red and Deep Blue Pearl.

Nissan LEAF and its battery are assembled in the United States at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tenn., assembly plant.