Nissan has unveiled its all-new Sakura electric “mini-car” scheduled for the Japanese market this summer.

It is said that Sakura will follow Nissan LEAF and Ariya as mass market electric vehicles, providing consumers with greater access to EV. In addition to the fact that the new model provides EV transmission, the new model implements many modern technologies, safety and design features.

This micromachine is powered by a battery with a capacity of 20 kW / h, which provides power up to 47 kW for installation with two-wheel drive. This means that the top speed is approximately 180 km / h (~ 80 mph). Due to the smaller battery capacity, the Sakura is estimated to be able to travel up to 111 miles on a full charge. It is estimated that fast charging, 80 percent charging can be completed in about 40 minutes; Standard charging can take up to 8 hours to reach full power.

As follows from the designation “mini-vehicle”, the sakura (“cherry blossom” in Japanese) is small, has just over 11 feet in length, just under 5 feet in width and about 5.4 inches in height. Thanks to the 8-foot wheelbase, its turning radius is 15.75 feet; Ultimately, the Sakura weighs between 2,359 and 2,381 pounds, depending on equipment and equipment.

Sakura will be equipped with three modes of movement – environmental, standard and sports. The e-Pedal Step system will allow drivers to slow down by pressing the gas. It is unclear whether the e-Pedal Sakura will act as a true single-pedal control system, similar to that of many EVs, but it sounds quite similar. Nissan says the e-Pedal will make driving around the city more enjoyable, and on snow-covered roads easier to navigate.

Drivers will also receive a 7-inch Advanced Drive Assist Display and a 9-inch horizontal infotainment display. It is based on NissanConnect, which offers navigation, emergency SOS and wireless Apple CarPlay. It is said that the seats have a “sofa design”, upholstered in luxurious fabric.

Nissan Sakura will start with a starting price of 2,399,100 yen without tax benefits, which is approximately 18,250 US dollars. A subsidy for environmentally friendly vehicles of 550 yen will reduce the price to $ 14,471 equivalent. It is unlikely that this model will ever appear in the state, but perhaps in the end a bigger derivative will break through here. If so, we will definitely check it out MotorWeek!!

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