Nissan announced that its first all-electric model under the Nissan brand in China - the Sylphy Zero Emission - is now available for order.

It's offered through Nissan’s joint venture subsidiary, Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (Dongfeng Nissan).

The Sylphy Zero Emission reminds us of the second-generation Nissan LEAF, but it's far from being a 1:1 copy like the Venucia e30 was to the first-generation Nissan LEAF.

The powertrain itself seems to be old-generation - 80 kW version, while the battery is new at 38 kWh. On the other ha,nd it's a sedan instead of hatchback like the LEAF.

Nissan Sylphy

Nissan Sylphy

"Sylphy Zero Emission, which debuted at Auto China 2018, is Nissan’s first mass-production electric vehicle designed and produced for China. The car is built on the same platform as the Nissan LEAF, the world’s best-selling electric car.

Sylphy Zero Emission inherits LEAF’s core technologies while offering the stability and reliability of a full-size wheelbase. Supported by Nissan’s proven EV technology and inheriting the features of the flagship family sedan series, Sylphy Zero Emission brings to drivers the ultimate driving experience. Its comfortable, spacious cabin gives occupants class-leading legroom and multilayer ergonomic seating.

In addition, Sylphy Zero Emission offers intelligent mobility technologies, including a connectivity feature that allows the vehicle’s audio and video to be remote-controlled and managed from a mobile phone."

The starting price, after subsidies, seems to be 166,000 yuan (over $25,000).

Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission specs:

  • 38 kWh battery for 210 miles (338 km) of range
  • 80 kW and 254 Nm electric motor (front-wheel drive)
  • 0-50 km/h (31 mph) in 4.4 seconds
  • 6.6 kW on-board charger
  • DC fast charging (0-80%) in 45 minutes using 50 kW charger
  • 144 km/h (89 mph) top speed
  • vehicle weight 1,520 kg
  • trunk capacity - 510L

Source: Sohu