The Nissan Sylphy EV can be described as a sedan derivative of the Leaf and the styling stands in accordance with it
Nissan revealed plans for its forthcoming Beijing Auto Show in China and it included a mystery EV. With speculations running wild on the internet, the Japanese automaker could not keep the secret for long as pictures of a compact sedan with electrified powertrain surfaced as a surprised.
Christened the Sylphy EV, the sedan is specially developed for the Chinese market. The largest automobile market in the world has peculiar set of customers that prefer spaciousness and zero-emission. In order to have a strong foot hold, global car makers often introduce China-specific versions of their regular models.
The undisguised pictures revealed by PCauto showcase the design philosophy that stays in line with the latest generation Leaf electric vehicle. The Sylphy can be described as a sedan derivative of the Leaf and the styling stands in accordance with it, as much as its underpinnings. It comprises of electric badges on the side profile as well.
The Sylphy EV is expected to derive power from an electric motor which is capable of producing 109 horsepower and it has a maximum speed of 144 kmph. The all important electric range has not been divulged yet but it is more likely to be around 200 to 250 km on a single charge.
This is almost close to the regular Leaf. Making its public premiere on April 25, the Sylphy EV will be locally assembled under Dongfeng-Nissan joint venture. There could be badged engineered versions of the Sylphy coming up with Dongfeng and Venucia brand names respectively.
No details on the pricing have been released yet but it is rumoured to cost more than the standard version of the Sylphy that costs 159,000 yuan (Rs. 16.54 lakh) in China.