Dongfeng Nissan has unveiled their new Venucia e30 in China.

Based on the Nissan Leaf, the e30 has a familiar design but adopts a restyled front bumper and a hideous 'grille' that covers the charging port. Additional changes are limited but the car features a redesigned rear bumper with repositioned reflectors.

Nissan declined to release specifications but the model likely features a familiar lithium-ion battery and an electric motor that develops 107 bhp (80 kW) and 187 lb-ft (253 Nm) of torque.

While the company was coy on details, Nissan confirmed the model will be offered with both normal-charge and quick-charge options. The latter system will enable the car to travel up to 60 km (37.2 miles) on a five minute quick-charge.

In a statement, Dongfeng Motor President Jun Seki said "With Nissan Global's advanced technology, sales experience and know-how of electric vehicle, the Venucia e30 has been locally developed through our careful studies about market situations and consumer needs in China. I am looking forward to seeing the Venucia e30 lead China's electric-vehicle market into the future and also to more development of new energy vehicles and the wide adoption of electric vehicles in China."

The Venucia e30 will initially be launched in nine cities – Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian, Wuhan, Tianjin, Zhengzhou and Hangzhou – and pricing starts at 267,800 RMB ($43,683 / €33,779).


Gallery: 2015 Venucia e30 unveiled in China, based on the Nissan Leaf

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