Automotive Minivehicle

Published on June 2nd, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen


Nissan, Mitsubishi and NMKV Mark Production Of 50,000th Fully Electric Minivehicle

With this minivehicle being so popular, will kei cars take over the roads in Malaysia

Japanese automakers, Nissan, Mitsubishi Motors and NMKV have announced that the cumulative production of the Nissan Sakura and Mitsubishi Motors eK X electric vehicle (EV) minivehicles has reached 50,000 units since production started approximately one year ago. Both vehicles are produced at Mitsubishi Motors’ Mizushima Plant in Okayama Prefecture, Japan.


The Sakura and eK X EV minivehicles are a new generation of minivehicles that are planned, developed, and managed by NMKV, a joint venture between Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors. Both models have won multiple awards, such as the 2022-2023 Japan Car of the Year award, RJC Car of the Year award, and Japan Automotive Hall of Fame (JAHFA) Car of the Year award. 

Moreover, as fully electric minivehicles, the two models have also been highly acclaimed for their ideal form of mobility for Japan in the decarbonization era. Their unique combination of a compact form factor as well as zero emissions powertrain make it the perfect choice to achieve this goal and do it in style.


On top of that, the minivehicles are also quite possibly just what many Malaysians may be looking for in an EV, as mos EVs in Malaysia are typically luxury vehicles and only very few EVs are sold at a more budget friendly price but with its size, could we see a kei car craze overtake Malaysian roads soon, especially if this minivehicle is introduced here.

For these two pioneering EV companies to produce EVs at this scale, the two companies achieved high-quality and cost-competitive production by combining Nissan’s cutting-edge EV production technologies with the EV-minivehicle production technologies that Mitsubishi Motors developed through production of the i-MiEV, the world’s first mass-produced electric vehicle, and the Minicab MiEV.


Through NMKV, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors will continue to further enhance the Sakura and eK X EV as products and deliver them to even more customers in Japan so customers can look forward to better and more modern products from these brands moving forward but it is unlikely we will see any if these minivehicles being sold here in Malaysia.


We got all this from ACNNewswire and their full article is linked here. Thank you ACNNewswire for the information.

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