Nissan’s all-electric mini-vehicle to hit the roads in Japan

Nissan unveiled the all-new Sakura electric mini-vehicle in Japan. Sales of the newest addition to Nissan’s EV lineup are scheduled to start in the market this summer.

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The Sakura features the instant, smooth power, and quietness that are the hallmarks of EVs. Equipped with advanced control technology and a motor producing 47 kW and 195 Nm of torque.

Three drive modes — Eco, Standard, and Sport — provide optimal performance for different situations. Using e-Pedal Step, the driver can decelerate smoothly and steadily by easing off the accelerator pedal — an action that also charges the battery through regenerative braking. The Sakura’s speed can be modulated using just the accelerator pedal. In addition, the Sakura’s low center of gravity enhances stability and offers ride comfort over uneven road surfaces.

The Sakura is equipped with a lithium-ion battery stacking method for its cells, allowing it to have a spacious interior offering a range of up to 180 km. The battery can also be used as a mobile power source during emergencies and provide a day’s worth of electricity.

In addition to the ProPILOT driver assistance system, the Sakura is equipped with the ProPILOT Park system which automatically controls steering, acceleration, braking, shifting, and the parking brake while parking. These technologies enhance driving ease and pleasure, from city streets and parking lots to highways. 

Scheduled to go on sale in Japan this summer, the Sakura is priced starting at approximately 1.78 million yen (including consumption tax and the clean energy vehicle subsidy). 

Nissan Sakura recommended retail prices (including consumption tax)

DrivelineBattery CapacityGradePrice (Yen)
2WD20 KWS2,333,100
X2,399,100
G2,940,300

Nissan Sakura specifications

BatteryLithium-ion
Battery capacity20 kWh
Output47 kW
Torque195 Nm
Top speed130 km/h
Range (WLTC mode)Up to 180 km
Charging time*8Standard charge: 8 hours (from battery warning light illuminated to fully charged)Quick charge: approximately 40 minutes (from battery warning light illuminated to 80% charged)
Length3,395 mm
Width1,475 mm
Height1,655 mm
Wheelbase2,495 mm
Weight(depending on model and equipment)1,070 kg – 1,080 kg
Luggage capacity107 liters
Seating capacity4

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