Hot on the heels of the US pricing release (Euro/UK here) on the new 2016 Nissan LEAF, complete with a longer range/30 kWh battery on the SV and SL trim, Canada has now followed suit.

2016 Nissan LEAF New 30 kWh Battery Module

2016 Nissan LEAF New 30 kWh Battery Module

Here are the particulars (with 2015 pricing in brackets):

  • -  S Trim - 24 kWh - $32,698 ($31,998)
  • -  SV Trim - 30 kWh - $37,398 ($35,248)
  • -  SL Trim - 30 kWh - $40,548 ($38,748)
Thankfully, Nissan Canada has dropped using overly optimistic range estimates in the country, and now quotes the US EPA figures verbatim...but in kilometers of course - 173 km/107 miles (unlike in Europe where 155 miles/250 km is still quoted)

"Since Nissan LEAF launched in December 2010, we've become the global leaders in electric vehicle (EV) sales with an all-electric car specifically designed for the mass market," said Steven Rhind, director of marketing at Nissan Canada Inc. "We know that to maintain that leadership, we must continue developing battery technology that strikes that ideal balance between capacity, packaging, durability and affordability."

In Canada, the 2016 Nissan LEAF is eligible for rebates of up to $8,500 depending on which province you reside in.

<strong>2016 Nissan LEAF Pricing And Rebate Chart</strong>     ***<em>Electric vehicle provincial incentive of $5,000 combined with $3,250 rebate part of the B.C. SCRAP-IT® program offered to consumers purchasing a qualifying new electric vehicle, and who scrap their model year 2000 or older vehicle.</em>

2016 Nissan LEAF Pricing And Rebate Chart     ***Electric vehicle provincial incentive of $5,000 combined with $3,250 rebate part of the B.C. SCRAP-IT® program offered to consumers purchasing a qualifying new electric vehicle, and who scrap their model year 2000 or older vehicle.

Key differences in the Canadian spec LEAF over the US:

Nissan Canada Is Now Using EPA Ratings Converted To Kilometers!

Nissan Canada Is Now Using EPA Ratings Converted To Kilometers!

Canadians don't get the “Forged Bronze” color option, they also lose the “Glacier White” color option that is still available in the US.  17″ wheels are standard on the SV for the first time, bringing that trim level in line with the 2015 US models.

As a special 2016 perk, Canadians don’t have to buy the “Quick Charge” package in the base S trim, because it now comes standard with both 6.6 kW L2 charging, and the quick charge port.

As it is significantly colder on average in Canada than the US, all LEAF models come standard equipped with a heated steering wheel and both heated front and rear seats - something only available in the highest rim level in the US.  Only the black interior is available because...well, who know.