Ok, so as we’ve covered the fact that this is a cheap-as-chips city EV that starts, in Japan at least, at around $27k.
And business is booming. The Sakura is the best-selling EV in that country, accounting – at times – for half of all EV sales in Japan.
But the thing is, it really doesn’t feel like a cheap EV. The material choices are super clever, giving off premium vibes while avoiding expensive leather, and the tech in the cabin is pretty much on point, too.
The headlights are LEDs, while the rear lights in the upper-spec cars are LEDs, too. And the wide, bench-like front seats feel like the couches at you nan’s place, and the copper trimming is a nice touch.
It's clever, without being flashy, and without ever feeling like corners have been cut.