The new NOTE will be available exclusively with Nissan’s electric powertrain e-POWER. As the company’s best-selling model in its parent market, the new car continues to play a key role in its global transformation plan, codenamed Nissan NEXT.
By the end of the fiscal year 2023, Nissan expects to deliver more than 1 million electric vehicles annually, including EV and e-POWER models, to buyers around the world.
The brand new NOTE presents Nissan’s latest design philosophy, Timeless Japanese Futurism. Nissan’s distinctive V grille frames the exterior, forming a strong V-line under the slim headlights. The characteristic lines extend from the front, “carving” the side profile and going to the rear thin luminaires of horizontal design. The overall impression is an advanced, simple, and dynamic design, synonymous with the electric age.
The pattern of the front mask draws inspiration from traditional Japanese design, imparting a touch of craftsmanship. The ornate grille is framed by elegant headlights with four LEDs, giving the front a dynamic and sporty look.
The modern set is completed by the sixteen-inch alloy wheels, with a design reminiscent of a sword blade, making the presence of the new NOTE on the road even more special.
The second-generation e-POWER system has a brand new electric motor and converter. The torque of the electric motor has been increased by 10% and the efficiency by 6%, providing strong, exciting acceleration either from a standstill or when overtaking. The e-POWER control technology has been adjusted to achieve smoother acceleration, while significantly improving cabin quietness.
The new inverter is now 40% smaller and 30% lighter. The built-in petrol engine used to generate electricity is also more efficient, both in terms of power and fuel economy. The engine now runs at lower revs and less frequently during normal driving. Combined with improved body sound insulation, rolling noise levels are much lower for the class.
As a world leader, electricity generation is controlled according to road conditions. When noise increases due to road surface conditions and vehicle speed, the engine is activated to charge the e-POWER battery. This reduces the need for the engine to operate in otherwise quiet conditions.