Nissan announced it has started commercial production of the new 2017 Note at its Oppama plant in Japan. The market launch would be followed soon though there is no specific schedule announced so far.
To be available as a range extender hybrid distinguished by the e-Power name, there is going to be two variants on offer --- e-Power Medalist and e-Power X. As described in the official brochure, power comes from an HR12DE 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine, which besides providing motive power also charges the battery as well, according to Auto Evolution.
Towards that, the hybrid comes with an EM57 electric motor sitting on the front axle. Unfortunately, all the technical details aren't being revealed just yet. As such, there is no info on what the individual power sources are capable of making or what the combined power rating of the car is.
Nissan though did reveal the new 2017 Note has a fuel efficiency rating of 37.2 kilometers per liter as per the Japanese driving cycle. That comes to around 2.69 l/100 km. Or in other words, the hybrid will have a rating of 87.4 mpg as per U.S. or 105 mpg as per the UK driving cycle respectively.
Looks-wise, the new 2017 Note comes with a V-motion grille that is further enhanced with blue accents. The lower grille too has been redesigned, and s has the bumper as well which now features larger fog lamps.
The rear end though remains largely the same except for the new freshly designed rear lamp cluster. The rear bumper too has been given a fresh design makeover, Indian Autos Blog reported.
The top-of-the-line e-Power Medalist version will also feature Premium White interior package come with premium dual tone white and brown leather upholstery. Similarly, the center console and door panel is done up in satin ivory trim while the steering wheel and driver's seat armrest too comes wrapped in leather.
As for its price, the Note e-Power X will set one back 1,959,120 yen while the top-end e-Power Medalist hybrid costs 2,244,240 yen.