New Nissan Sylphy EV revealed for Chinese market

Galtero Lara
Abril 25, 2018

The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission has been unveiled at the 2018 Beijing Motor Show, and becomes the brand's first electric auto made in China for consumers in the country.

The new model offers the exciting performance of a 100% electric powertrain.

China is now the world's largest market for electric vehicles and sales of 'New Energy Vehicles, ' as electrified vehicles including plug-in hybrids, battery electric vehicles and fuel-cell vehicles (but not regular hybrids) are known as in China, including electric buses, are projected to hit 2 million units by 2020.

The new Sylphy Zero Emission is the next step in our electrification strategy for China. "The new Sylphy Zero Emission will be Nissan's first mass-production electric vehicle for the China market and one of the 20 electrified models that we plan to introduce over the next five years". More than 320,000 Nissan LEAF customers globally are testimony to the strength of the expertise that has gone into the new model.

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The Japanese automaker says that the Sylphy "inherits the LEAF's core technologies while offering the stability and reliability of a full-size wheelbase".

The battery is positioned under the rear seats, and powers a 107 hp (80 kW) electric motor that drives the front wheels - the Leaf has a 148 hp (110 kW) e-motor. Other highlights include a connectivity feature allows the vehicle's audio and video to be remote-controlled from a mobile phone and claimed class-leading legroom.

Multilayer ergonomic seating with heating options further enhances comfort.

The short-lived Sylphy name might no longer be around in Malaysia but in China, Nissan has just announced an all-electric version of the Sylphy, the Sylphy Zero Emission. More information will be available at a later date, including service and financing options.

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