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Oct 08, 2021

On September 29, the 1st China Motor Show (Tianjin) 2021 kicked off. Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company (Dongfeng Nissan) showcased the new Kicks SUV and the e-POWER Sylphy at the show.
The new Kicks was launched on that day. It is available in 3 models and retails for between CNY 119,800 and CNY 137,800. Compared with the existing models, it enjoys better appearance and configuration.
The new Kicks adopts the new V-Motion 3.0 design language. Its front design applies the V-Motion family-style, along with a larger grille and new interior. It also has features such as a NissanConnect 2.0 infotainment system, and a Bose Personal Plus Sound System.
The e-POWER Sylphy unveiled at the motor show represents the first model equipped with the e-POWER technology for customers in China. The e-POWER technology generates 100% of its power by fuel, featuring a 100% electric motor-driven system. It maximizes energy utilization efficiency and fuel consumption through the efficient collaboration of intelligent power generation system, power battery and electric motor. In urban areas, the vehicle consumes 3.9L of fuel per 100km. It is also equipped with the same high-power professional electric motor as LEAF vehicles have. As soon as the vehicle starts, it delivers a best-in-class peak torque of 300Nm.
Dongfeng Nissan also reported its plan to launch 6 e-POWER models in China by 2025. At the same time, Dongfeng Nissan will focus on three major areas: intelligent power, intelligent driving and intelligent connectivity. The automaker aims to accelerate the application of its five core technologies in China, including VC-Turbo (Variable Compression Turbo), e-POWER, Zero Emission electric sedan, ProPILOT system, and NissanConnect.

From a Dongfeng Nissan’s WeChat platform press release and a Nissan China’s press release

Sep 30, 2021

On September 29, Nissan announced an expansion of its Michigan-based engineering center, Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA), with the addition of a state-of-the-art Safety Advancement Lab for vehicle safety testing.
This expansion, totaling over USD 40 million, brings Nissan’s overall investment in Farmington Hills to more than USD 310 million since opening in 1991.
The new Safety Advancement Lab is outfitted to evaluate the integrity of high-voltage EV batteries, using more than a decade of best practices to drive Nissan toward that electrified future.
The Safety Advancement Lab expansion provides Nissan the onsite capability to conduct full vehicle crash testing, with 48 different passive safety crash test simulations; vehicle certification; advanced development testing and benchmarking.
The 116,000-sq.-ft. facility is equipped with high-speed photography systems, data acquisition equipment, a precise vehicle tow system, a test dummy calibration lab, space for preparing vehicles and a pedestrian safety lab.
Nissan Technical Center North America (NTCNA) currently serves as the main campus for Nissan Motor Company’s Research and Development in the Americas with more than 1,200 employees performing production engineering, research and testing, purchasing, quality and administration operations.
NTCNA currently develops Nissan and INFINITI U.S.-market vehicles including Altima, Frontier, LEAF, Rogue, Sentra, Maxima, Pathfinder, Murano, TITAN, Versa and QX60.

(Nissan press release on September 29, 2021)

Sep 21, 2021

On September 20, Omega Seiki Mobility Pvt. Ltd. (OSM), part of the Anglian Omega Group unveiled India’s first Electric Small Commercial Vehicle (SCV) ‘M1KA’. M1KA is equipped with a light weight, NMC based battery of 90 kWh providing the longest driving range of 250kms in a single charge. The battery takes 4 hours to charge fully at the DC Fast Charging Stations. Payload capacity is 2 tonnes makes. It is further supported by 6 leaf springs suspension in the front and 7 in the rear. The all new M1KA sports the chassis of superior tensile strength. It comes with a large 10 feet loading area. 
It can be used for multiple applications including courier, goods distribution, e-commerce and FMCG amongst others.  OSM will start accepting bookings of the vehicle from Quarter 4 of 2021. Omega Seiki Mobility, which has its EV manufacturing plant in Faridabad, launched its first electric three-wheeler in the country in early 2020.

Based on Omega Seiki Mobility social media updates  

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