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Nissan Note e-Power Nismo S Launched in Japan

Nearly two years ago, in December 2016, Nissan decided to give one of its best selling models the factory-tuning treatment.
Nissan Note e-Power Nismo S 1 photo
It introduced on the Japanese market the Note e-Power Nismo, a souped-up version of the mini MPV. At the same time, the carmaker also announced an even higher-spec version of the model, the Nismo S.

A new interpretation of this S version went on sale on Monday in Japan, bringing a 25 percent increase in power to the range, when compared to the regular Nismo model. More specifically, the Note e-Power Nismo S develops 134 hp and 320 Nm of torque.

Additionally, special tuning for the inverter and vehicle control module has been made, the electrical output has been increased, and the reduction drive has been improved.

Overall, the look of the new version retains most of the elements used on the non-S variant, including custom body parts and interior highlights. It also retains some structural enhancements and the custom suspension. Aside from the power increase, the S version also brings new LED headlights.

The launch of this new variant of the Note comes to further increase the appeal of the model on the Japanese market. Locally, the Note is the best-selling car in the first six months of 2018, because of its “exciting acceleration and quietness,” says Nissan.

Adding several flavors of Nismo to the range is in line with Nissan’s policy since 2013, when it decided to give some of its production cars performance versions. Currently, aside for the Note, cars with Nismo written on them include the Juke, Sentra, Patrol, Serena, and even the electric Leaf.

As for e-Power, the name represents Nissan’s approach to hybrid vehicles. Currently deployed on the Note and Serena, it translates into electric motors driving the wheels, leaving the gasoline engine tasked with solely charging the battery of the car.

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