The Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission, Nissan’s first EV made for the Chinese market, has begun rolling off the production line in Huadu, where joint venture partners Dongfeng and Nissan operate a major manufacturing facility.
Nissan developed the new model based on the platform of the LEAF and the Sylphy, Nissan’s best-selling sedan in China.
“Growth in the Chinese market is a critical part of Nissan’s midterm plan,” said Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa. “China isn’t just a leader in terms of market size: It stands at the forefront of the development of the industry itself. The market is now evolving extremely quickly, especially in the areas of electrification and connectivity. In fact, China is expected to lead the world in the adoption and spread of EVs in the coming years.”
“We’re confident that the Sylphy Zero Emission rolling off the production line today will become a main player in the EV market here,” Saikawa continued. “It’s going to pave the way for our Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy in the Chinese market. By the end of 2019, DFL plans to launch five new EV models across the Nissan, Venucia and Dongfeng brands. We’re going to roll out a range of EVs that will appeal to customers within all market segments.”