Nissan recently confirmed the Kicks compact SUV for the Indian market. The Japanese carmaker also revealed that its coming model lineup will have several global products, which will be revised for the Indian market. Besides this, the company is also planning to bring in the all-new Nissan Note e-Power hatchback.
The Note e-Power will be Nissan’s first range-extended vehicle in India. In fact, the company has already begun testing the car in the country. It was recently spotted in Tamil Nadu where Renault-Nissan’s plant is located.
Nissan Note e-Power Key Features
CMF A+ platform
Flared wheel arches
Flowing window line
Leather seat trim
HR12DE 1.2L petrol engine with M57 electric motor
Nissan Note e-Power India Launch
In SIAM conference, the Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari made it quite clear that the electrification of cars is among the government’s top priorities. And he urged all the carmakers to take it seriously and invest into alternative fuel technology. In line with the new auto policy, Nissan has begun contemplating the Note e-Power for the Indian market. This electric hatchback is Nissan’s second top-selling vehicle in the Japanese market, where it was launched last year in November.
Addressing the media at Nissan’s headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, Daniele Schillaci, Executive Vice President of Nissan (Global Marketing and Sales) said “The e-Power technology will be very convenient for the Indian customer. We have a request from our team in India to study the e-Power technology for the country.”
While the carmaker has confirmed its plan of considering the Nissan Note e-Power for the Indian market, it doesn’t reveal its launch date and details. Since the plan is in its initial research phase, it is expected to take one or two years to hit Indian shores. The electric hatchback could see a release in India in 2018 or 2019. Read – New Nissan Sunny Coming Soon
Nissan Note e-Power Price in India
If Nissan will localise production of the electric hatchback, it could be priced as low as Rs 20 lakh. On the contrary, if the Note e-Power will be brought here via CBU (Completely Built Up) route, it might come within the range of Rs 25 lakh to Rs 30 lakh. Check Out – New Nissan Micra Pictures & Launch Details
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Nissan Note e-Power India Exterior Design
Nissan might use the CMF A+ platform for the India-spec Note e-Power. The same architecture underpins the new-generation Micra hatchback. Its compact design will make it a more suitable machine for the congested urban roads. Similar to the global model, it might feature the LED headlamps, flared wheel arches and flowing window line.
Nissan Note e-Power India Interior
Features such as satellite navigation and leather seat trim could be reserved for the top-spec model. It might also come with a pack of advanced safety fitments such as Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection, Around View Monitor (AVM) and Nissan Safety Shield System. Photo Gallery: Nissan Kicks – 8 Interesting Things
Nissan Note e-Power India Specifications & Performance
In the Japanese market, the Note e-Power hatchback comes with the HR12DE 1.2-litre petrol engine coupled with the EM57 electric motor, power generator and inverter. While the gasoline unit churns out a maximum power of 79PS and 103Nm of torque, the electric motor can make a peak power of 109PS and 254Nm of torque. The same battery pack has already been used in the Nissan Leaf. The battery drives power to the front wheels.
The India-spec model might get a small 1198cc petrol (range extender). Similar to the hybrid cars, it can run on petrol when battery gets discharged. This makes it a more viable option for India where the electric vehicle charging infrastructure is poor. Read: Nissan Leaf – All You Need To Know
Nissan Note e-Power India Mileage
As far as mileage is concerned, the global-spec model returns a maximum fuel economy of 37.2kmpl. Though, the mileage figures might vary as per the engine configuration.
Should You Wait For It?
Most of the car manufacturers including Audi, Mercedes, Hyundai and Tata are planning to go electric in the coming years. Nissan also aims to expand its hybrid product portfolio in India with the all-new Note e-Power hatchback. Though, the company first need to focus on establishing its charging infrastructure across the country.
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Nissan Note e-Power Preview
Nissan Note e-Power might share its platform with the new-generation Micra hatchback. It might use a small 1198cc petrol (range extender) engine paired to an electric motor.