Just as Nissan is getting ready to expand its eco-friendly vehicle lineup, the first images with a hybrid version of the Note have ended up on the web.
Posted by a Japanese website, the pictures reveal the MPV’s petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, which uses electric power to set the car in motion, while the small internal combustion unit acts as a generator to recharge the battery pack, in a similar way to the BMW i3, with the optional range extender.
Specs have yet to be released, but we won’t have to wait that long in order to find out everything there is to know about what is expected to become the most fuel efficient version of the Note, since it should be unveiled as early as next month and go on sale in November, across Japan, probably under the Nissan Note e-Power moniker.
Besides previewing its powertrain, the leaked images also offer a first glimpse into the facelifted version of the MPV, which adds a reshaped front fascia, with different headlights, redesigned grille, new bumper with bigger fog lamps, and a restyled lower grille. Its rear end is not visible yet, but it could bring a restyled bumper and new taillights.
The facelifted version of the Nissan Note is believed to go on sale in international markets in the first half of 2017, but it remains to be seen whether the e-Power will follow it, or if it will be limited to the Land of the Rising Sun.
H/T to IndianAutosBlog