Nissan Sakura, a small electric for Japan with 180 km of autonomy


Nissan unveiled a new electric car model. It is called Sakura (cherry blossom in Japanese) and & egrave; was designed to be accessible and especially suitable for use in the city; given its compact size. Debutter & agrave; on the market in the summer. For the time being, it will be; marketed only in Japan and falls into the category of cos & igrave; called kei-car. Given its characteristics, it could also be interesting for our big cities. where the traffic & egrave; now congested.

DIMENSIONS, ENGINE AND PRICE The dimensions, as we said, are compact. Nissan Sakura fit 3,395 mm long x 1,475 mm wide x 1,655 mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,495 mm. Therefore, perfect measures to allow this car to move easily in the chaotic traffic of big cities. The trunk has a capacity; of just 107 liters . The cockpit allows you to accommodate up to 4 people. Nissan points out that the turning radius is just 4.8 meters . The weight is 1,070-1,080 kg depending on the equipment.

The car is proposed in 15 colors, including four two-tone options that evoke the seasons. The interiors, on the other hand, are available in black, beige and gray blue. There is no lack of technology as we find digital instrumentation with a 7-inch screen and an infotainment system with a 9-inch display. Present compatibility with Apple CarPlay (wireless).

Speaking of the powertrain, the Nissan Sakura features a single 47 kW electric motor with a torque of 195 Nm. maximum & egrave; of 130 km/h . The battery has a capacity; of 20 kWh . Not much, but just enough to have a range of up to 180 km according to the WLTC cycle. After all, we are talking about a car designed for city use. Three modes of driving: Eco, Standard and Sport.

Curiosity, the battery can & ograve; also be used as a mobile power source during emergencies to provide electricity. for a day to a house. On the safety front, we find the ProPILOT driver assistance system and the ProPILOT Park automated parking system.

Nissan Sakura pu & ograve; be chosen in the S, X and G versions. Prices start at 2,333,100 yen (about 17,275 euros) or 1,780,000 yen (about 13,180 euros) including concessions and incentives.

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