The Japanese automaker has introduced the third generation of the Nissan Note to its home market, which will be available exclusively in an electrified version based on the proprietary e-POWER platform.
Outwardly, the novelty differs significantly from the previous generation model. It has turned into a cross-hatchback or even a compact crossover from a subcompact van, reminiscent of both the new Nissan Leaf electric car and the Nissan Ariya electric crossover. The dimensions of the Nissan Note are 4045x1695x1505 mm. The wheelbase is 2580 mm.
The model is built on the proprietary platform CMF-B with e-POWER technology. It is driven by an EM47 electric motor with a power of 116 hp. (85 kW) and a torque of 280 Nm. The classic three-cylinder internal combustion engine HR12DE of 1.2 liters with 82 hp. 103 Nm of torque is exclusively used as a generator, which provides power to charge the hybrid batteries that power the traction motor.
The system can automatically switch to battery charging mode in high noise conditions (on bad roads or at high speeds) to minimize the need to turn on the internal combustion engine during quieter driving. As a result, fuel consumption is about 3.5 liters per 100 kilometers.
In addition to the main front-wheel-drive version, the Nissan Note will also be available as an all-wheel-drive hybrid with an additional 50 kW (68 hp) electric motor that will drive the rear axle.
The driver will have at their disposal a 7-inch digital instrument cluster and 9-inch touchscreen infotainment system NissanConnect, as well as proprietary digital assistant Nissan ProPILOT. Sales of new items in Japan will start in December this year.