Nissan will also offer its Leaf in Indonesia and the Philippines by next year after the electric model has already been launched in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia this year.
Nissan‘s declared goal is to electrify a quarter of its sales volume in Asia and Oceania by 2022. In addition to the Leaf, a number of models with the e-Power drive will make up a part of this plan.
“e-POWER, we believe, is the most pragmatic step towards electrification,” said Yutaka Sanada, Nissan regional senior vice president and head of Asia & Oceania. “In addition to introducing electrified mobility, Nissan is working on making them more accessible through electrification components assembly and localization in key Southeast Asian markets.” The Japanese carmaker made the announcement at the three-day industry meeting Nissan Future in Hong Kong.
In Europe, Nissan does not intend to offer its e-Power technology until 2020. At the Geneva Motor Show, Nissan will present the IMQ concept, which features an enhanced version of the 250 kW e-Power drive. The Japanese company stresses that the engine is a sales guarantee on the domestic market and has contributed to the fact that the Nissan Note is the best-selling car in Japan in 2018.