2016 Nissan LEAF In Red

2016 Nissan LEAF In Red

Nissan Japan announced 9 color options for the 2016 LEAF and one special Aero trim, which is different both inside and out.

The VCM (Vehicle Control Module) in Aero improves acceleration by a bit too. We are not sure how much performance is boosted by, but it seems that the peak power of the same electric motor is slightly higher and falls more slowly. The standard LEAF controller probably has some room for improvement.

In truth, these upgrades remind us a little of the previous Japan-only NISMO LEAF package.

Base colors are red, white, black, grey, silver, orange and blue (Sonic Blue).

The last two are available in two-tone versions with a Super Black roof.

Nissan VCM - (NISMO Spec)

Nissan VCM - (NISMO Spec)

The other difference from non-Japanese LEAFs are the emergency brake system, which has ability to detect both cars and pedestrians (up to certain speeds) and lane departure warning.

JC08 range rating for the 30 kWh LEAF is 280 km (174 miles), nearly 62% more than the real world/EPA rating of 107 miles in the US.

2016 Nissan LEAF aero and LEAF acceleration comparison

2016 Nissan LEAF aero and LEAF acceleration comparison

2016 Nissan LEAF aero

2016 Nissan LEAF aero

2016 Nissan LEAF Aero

2016 Nissan LEAF Aero

2016 Nissan LEAF in Japan

2016 Nissan LEAF in Japan

2016 Nissan LEAF

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2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Nissan LEAF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Nissan LEAF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Nissan LEAF

2016 Nissan LEAF

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2016 Nissan LEAF - emergency brake

2016 Nissan LEAF - emergency brake

2016 Nissan LEAF - emergency brake

2016 Nissan LEAF - emergency brake

2016 Nissan LEAF - LDW (lane departure warning)

2016 Nissan LEAF - LDW (lane departure warning)