Nissan announces that the Nissan Sakura won the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame (JAHFA) Car of the Year for 2022-2023.
Three outstanding attributes of the Sakura were recognized for the prestigious award:
- Fully electric mini-vehicle that will contribute to the expansion of the EV market in Japan
- Powerful performance exceeding its class, and a high-quality interior
- Excellent driver assistance safety system
Launched in June, the all-new EV Sakura offers not only the tight turning performance of a mini-vehicle, but also overwhelming quietness, powerful and smooth acceleration, and an interior space with a high-quality and sophisticated design. The Sakura has been well-received for its excellent cruising range for daily use, and orders have surpassed 33,000 units since its launch.
Separately, JAHFA has designated the Fairlady Z and Datsun 240Z (S30/31), which was launched in 1969 and is the origin of the vehicle’s long-nose and short-deck proportions, a JAHFA Historic Car. JAHFA also stated it is recognized as one of the best-selling, single-model sports cars in the world.