Nissan says its latest T4 sedan will be quieter than before.
The automaker announced on Monday that the T4 will be built using a new lithium-ion battery and a new aluminum alloy frame that has been “strengthened with titanium in a process that has significantly reduced weight.”
The company also says the T2, a small sedan, will be offered with the same carbon fiber and aluminum construction.
The T4 is Nissan’s first small sedan to be made using the new lithium ion battery, which was first shown at the Geneva auto show in September.
It will be available in a base model of 500 kilograms (1,200 pounds) and will be made available to all customers from the end of this year.
Nissan said it will also offer a base version with a range of 300 kilometers (186 miles) and a top speed of 100 kilometers per hour (62.5 mph).
The T4 comes in two sizes: a standard-size sedan with a starting price of 2,300 kilograms (4,800 pounds) (5,400 pounds) or a super-small sedan with the base price of 1,600 kilograms (3,200 lbs) (4 to 5,200 euros) (6,200 to 7,500 euros).
The company said it is making the T3 compact SUV available in three sizes: sedan, hatchback and small crossover.
The company’s previous small car, the GT-R, was unveiled at the show in January.
The GT-T is a small crossover model that will come with the T1 and a choice of a turbocharged, direct-injected engine or a petrol-electric hybrid.
The T1 will start at 2,500 kilograms (5 of 6,600 pounds) while the T6 starts at 3,600 kilos (6 of 7,400 lbs).
The T3 is a standard size sedan with optional 4-wheel drive.
The new T4, Nissan says, will offer the same performance of the T7 and the T8 models, with the addition of a new 8-speed automatic transmission.
It should offer similar fuel economy ratings as the T5, the company said.
The previous model, the Nissan GT-Z, was the first SUV to come with a turbocharging system.
NicoHolland, Nissan’s chief technical officer, said the new battery has an estimated range of 1.2 kilometers (0.5 miles) on a full charge and 0.9 kilometers (half a mile) after a few hours.Neat.