Nissan Sylphy EV Wants A Bite Out Of China’s EV Market

Earlier this week Nissan announced a mysterious electric model for the 2018 Beijing Auto Show – and now we know what it is.

Meet the Sylphy EV, a zero-emission version of Nissan’s China-only compact sedan.

These images from China’s PCauto reveal a design similar to the regular versions of the vehicle, with the exception of the front end, which gets a Leaf-like styling, and the electric badges on the front doors.

Details are scarce at the time of writing, but the new Sylphy EV is said to use an electric motor that delivers 109 horsepower. Top speed stands at 144km/h (90mph), but there’s no word on its range yet. Still, the Chinese publication estimates that it should be able to travel for around 200-250km (124-155 miles) on a single charge, or pretty much the same as the new Leaf in real world conditions.

Read also: Mercedes A-Class Sedan Could Debut In China Later This Month

The Sylphy EV will celebrate its public debut on April 25, during the 2018 Beijing Auto Show, and will be assembled locally by Dongfeng-Nissan. Moreover, Dongfeng is believed to sell a rebadged version of Nissan’s new electric car, as will the Venucia brand.

Pricing and other details haven’t been announced yet, but the EV will be more expensive than the range-topping ICE-powered Sylphy, which costs 159,000 yuan ($25,290) in China.

 

  • EyalN

    Nissan are giving away technology to the chinese and next year Dongfeng will sell electric cars in europe and the US

  • Jay

    That’s definitely a Sentra. Nothing wrong with an electric Sentra though.

    • Bash

      Exactly my thought, unless Sentra is some sort of a curse in the Chinese language so they had to rename it.
      #justsaying

    • Christian

      Yes! There is nothing wrong with a electric Sentra, why even point it out tho?! GOD I’M TRIGGERED!

      • Jay

        Because the article states it’s based on a China only model.

  • Christian

    SO OOOooo its a never version the Renualt Fluarnce…?

  • Infinite1

    Had to do a double take with the title since upon first glance, I read “Nissan Syphilis”

    On a serious note, an electric Sentra is a good addition to the line up

  • Paul

    I like the idea of an electric Sentra.

  • smartacus

    Yes, let the Chinese get Syphily

  • LOOKS BETTER THAT THE LEAF WITH IT’S FLOATING ROOF/C PILLAR KICK-UP.

  • Vanishing Boy

    Californians will eat this up! It’s the perfect (boring) combo:

    sedan + EV = profit