New Nissan Note may be presented in the fallAugust 8, 2020
Testing of the next generation Nissan compact car continues in Japan. Note has noticeably changed in appearance, while, most likely, retained the hybrid e-Power system
For the first time, the third-generation Nissan Note was noticed back in May, when Nissan published a video teaser with new products that it plans to bring to the market in the next 1.5 years. Photos of the test sample appeared on the Web last month, and now we have another snapshot of the Japanese edition. In addition, it became known from dealers of the brand that the new Note will debut in October.
The compact looks more solid than its predecessor and looks more like a typical hatchback: the hood has stretched out and became more prominent, and the full-LED headlights have become narrower. It is worth noting that in the previous spy photos in the Note head optics, a slightly different filling was observed, but it is possible that the “filling” depends on the configuration. In addition, instead of the complex-shaped taillights “raised” upward, the model will receive horizontal ones, “extending” to the tailgate.
In Japan, the Nissan Note probably retained the e-Power hybrid, but its power could be increased. The peculiarity of this system is that the gasoline engine is not connected to the wheels, it works only as a generator of electricity, while the wheels are rotated by an electric motor. The current Nissan Note e-Power is powered by a naturally aspirated HR12DE 1.2 engine with 79 hp. and 103 Nm of torque, as well as the EM57 electric motor with a peak output of 109 hp. and 254 Nm.
In addition, at home, the hybrid has an all-wheel drive version with an N2 electric motor on the rear axle. “Traditional” variants are represented by the same 79-horsepower HR12DE 1.2 and 98-horsepower 1.2-liter HR12DDR turbo engine.
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