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2016 Nissan Leaf S30: New name, bigger battery, higher price

Nissan has upgraded the entry-level Leaf S model increasing the capacity of its lithium-ion battery pack from 24 kWh to 30 kWh – the same size as the one in the Leaf SV and SL. The new Leaf entry version, dubbed the S30, also adds the Quick Charge Package to its list of standard features. As the result of these enhancements, the base price of the 2016 Leaf S30 has risen to $33,300 compared to $29,860 for the now renamed Leaf S24 – both figures exclude applicable federal, state or local incentives.

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As it does in the Leaf SV and SL, this larger battery pack also bumps the per-charge range of the Leaf S30 to 107 miles compared to the 84-mile range of the now-renamed S24 model, which is ending production. The automaker did note that anyone interested in acquiring any of the remaining Leaf S24s should visit to find a vehicle or locate a dealer who can help in their search.

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