Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission revealed as Leaf-based EV for China
By: Fedora Atjeh | April 25, 2018
|Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission revealed as Leaf-based EV for China|
Nissan has presented at the Beijing Motor Show its first electric car manufactured in China for Chinese consumers: the Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission. The Japanese firm promises that this pure electric, which shares platform in addition to technology with the Nissan LEAF, will offer a range of almost 340 km and "fast charging capabilities."
A new version of the autonomous IMx concept: the IMx KURO, prepared to analyze the brain waves of the driver and improve reaction times has also been presented.
Same platform, same design and same technology as the LEAF
Nissan has launched its electric offensive looking at China, how could it be otherwise. The Sylphy Zero Emission is the first mass-produced electric vehicle for the Chinese market and one of the 20 electrified models that they plan to introduce in the next five years.
The vehicle incorporates Nissan Intelligent Mobility and inherits the main technologies of the LEAF. As we have already anticipated, it shares the platform of the best-selling electric, so that the battery is placed under the seats to free space in the cabin.
The Japanese firm has not revealed too many details yet about the Sylphy Zero Emission, but anticipates that it will have ergonomic seats with heating options and that it will allow the remote control of audio and video through a mobile phone. It will go on sale later this year.
The Nissan Sylphy (until 2012 known as Nissan Bluebird Sylphy) is the successor of the Nissan Pulsar and the Japanese firm has been manufacturing it since 2000. Currently in its third generation, the second generation is still manufactured for certain markets. The Sylphy has also been marketed in other markets under the names Pulsar (soon to be manufactured by Zona Franca) and Sentra.
Nissan has also taken advantage of the Beijing Motor Show to present a new version of the IMx concept electric crossover, the IMx KURO, a concept that serves as a sample of what the manufacturer prepares in terms of technology and mobility and that it already anticipated could represent the SUV version of the LEAF.
One of the most striking features is the so-called 'Brain to Vehicle', that is, the brain connectivity with autonomous cars. This technology intercepts and analyzes the brain waves of the driver to improve reaction times and increase driving comfort.