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Nissan turns over a new Leaf with China-made Sylphy electric car

Introduced by Jose Munoz, Nissan's chairman of the Management Committee for China, the Sylphy Zero Emission was the highlight of Nissan's Auto China 2018 presence
Introduced by Jose Munoz, Nissan's chairman of the Management Committee for China, the Sylphy Zero Emission was the highlight of Nissan's Auto China 2018 presence
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Based on the Nissan Leaf electric car, the Sylphy is larger and has more interior room
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Based on the Nissan Leaf electric car, the Sylphy is larger and has more interior room
Lines and styling on the Sylphy Zero Emission are very similar to other vehicles in Nissan's lineup, such as the Altima
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Lines and styling on the Sylphy Zero Emission are very similar to other vehicles in Nissan's lineup, such as the Altima
Body lines on the Sylphy EV are contemporary and carefully shy away from the often bulbous and sci-fi looks of electric cars
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Body lines on the Sylphy EV are contemporary and carefully shy away from the often bulbous and sci-fi looks of electric cars
Nissan says that interior space and cargo space in the Sylphy are similar to that found in midsize sedans
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Nissan says that interior space and cargo space in the Sylphy are similar to that found in midsize sedans
The blue lines and badging are the only indication that the Sylphy is an electric vehicle
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The blue lines and badging are the only indication that the Sylphy is an electric vehicle
Made specifically for Chinese buyers and built in China, the Sylphy Zero Emission is Nissan's first China-specific EV
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Made specifically for Chinese buyers and built in China, the Sylphy Zero Emission is Nissan's first China-specific EV
Introduced by Jose Munoz, Nissan's chairman of the Management Committee for China, the Sylphy Zero Emission was the highlight of Nissan's Auto China 2018 presence
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Introduced by Jose Munoz, Nissan's chairman of the Management Committee for China, the Sylphy Zero Emission was the highlight of Nissan's Auto China 2018 presence
The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission production-ready car will be in showrooms in China later this year
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The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission production-ready car will be in showrooms in China later this year
Like the Leaf, the Sylphy will charge from the front, with charge ports hidden under a hinged cover above the Nissan plate on the grille
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Like the Leaf, the Sylphy will charge from the front, with charge ports hidden under a hinged cover above the Nissan plate on the grille

Nissan has debuted the Sylphy Zero Emission electric car at Auto China 2018 in Beijing as the first Nissan EV made in China for Chinese consumers. The new model is based on the Nissan Leaf and has a range of about 388 km (241 miles) per the Chinese range testing standard.

"The new Sylphy Zero Emission is the next step in our electrification strategy for China," said Jose Munoz, Nissan's chief performance officer and chairman of the Management Committee for China. "The new Sylphy Zero Emission will be Nissan's first mass-production electric vehicle for the China market and one of 20 electrified models that we plan to introduce over the next five years."

Like the Leaf, the Sylphy will charge from the front, with charge ports hidden under a hinged cover above the Nissan plate on the grille
Like the Leaf, the Sylphy will charge from the front, with charge ports hidden under a hinged cover above the Nissan plate on the grille

Using the Leaf's platform, the Sylphy is on a full-sized wheelbase and offers more interior room than the compact Leaf. Connectivity within the car allows audio and video in the Sylphy to be controlled from a mobile phone.

Nissan has otherwise kept information about the car's specifics close to its chest, including battery pack size, charging style and times, and so forth. More information is promised closer to the car's release later in 2018. Meanwhile you can watch the full launch in the video below (skip to the 1:35 mark).

Source: Nissan

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JimFox
Sylphy enters at 18:40 mark