Last year, the upper trim Nissan Leaf models got bigger battery packs, alongside a longer range and a price increase. This year, without fanfare, the battery in the base model has also been bumped from 24-kWh to 30-kWh. The new base price is $32,450, up from $29,010. For the extra money, all 2017 Leafs now come with a 107-mile range.

Nissan spokesperson Paige Presley told Green Car Reports that

We have made a running change to the 2016 Leaf S model to equip it with 30-kwh battery packs as standard equipment, offering best-in-class range across all trim levels for Leaf. Additionally, all 2016 Leaf S vehicles equipped with the 30-kwh battery pack will also come with the Quick Charge Package as a standard feature. The base price of the 2016 Leaf S with the 30 kWh battery and Quick Charge Package is $32,450 before any federal, state or regional incentives are applied. Should a customer desire a 2016 Leaf S with a 24-kwh battery, they can visit [the Nissan USA website] to locate a vehicle or find a dealership that will assist.

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