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Published on August 17th, 2021 | by Subhash Nair


Nissan Note Aura NISMO Is A Hot-Hatch-Hybrid!

Nissan Note Aura NISMO is a hybrid with a small dose of fun.

2 months ago, Nissan launched the Note Aura in Japan. It was an upmarket version of the Nissan Note, a compact hatchback that had hybrid e-Power. Today, they’ve added a new version of the Note Aura that takes a step in the performance direction – the Note Aura NISMO.

Nissan Note Aura Nismo - white - rear three quarter

Note Aura NISMO Performance

The Note Aura NISMO is more than just a cosmetic upgrade. NISMO engineers had a say in a few performance enhancing aspects too. Nissan says the aerodynamic downforce, handling and throttle response have all been improved here.

Here’s what exactly they mean.

The NISMO bodykit here has optimised the aerodynamic downforce for better high-speed stability. New NISMO engineered suspension has improved the high-speed steering stability and improved body rigidity. There is also a NISMO drive mode now for more powerful throttle response and better acceleration. Even Normal and Eco modes get a bit of attention from NISMO.

Exterior Enhancements by NISMO

NISMO crafted a specialised bodykit just for the Note Aura. It features NISMO’s bright red colour scheme, regardless of which of the five primary body colour variations the car is optioned in.

The NISMO emblem on the vehicle is finished in matte chrome and matter red. There are also wide 17″ aluminium rims that have been optimised for aero.

Interior Touches on the Nissan Aura NISMO

The Nissan Note Aura’s interior has also been done over by NISMO. Dark tones and red accents make the cabin look sportier and more exciting. Seat covers have been made of fabric and synthetic leather, with an embroidered NISMO logo and a mixture of red and grey stitching.

Here’s the press release with more.


Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of the Note Aura NISMO, sales of which are scheduled to start in Japan this autumn. Sales in Japan of the Note Aura, which was announced in June this year, start today.

The all-new Note Aura NISMO comes exclusively with Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrain, a key part of the company’s electrification strategy under the Nissan NEXT global business transformation plan.

With “swift electrified city racer” as its Formula-E-inspired design concept, the Note Aura NISMO is based on the Note Aura while incorporating the NISMO spirit and ethos. Nismo is Nissan’s performance brand that offers high performance products to a wide range of customers for street use. Note Aura meets this NISMO-style of next-generation design, exhilarating handling, agile response, and smooth acceleration.

Exterior and interior features
The urban, streamlined, next-generation NISMO design expresses vitality and captures the cutting-edge feel of electrified vehicles. With NISMO’s iconic bright red layered double-wing, the Note Aura NISMO has a low-and-wide silhouette. The redesigned NISMO emblem in matte chrome and matte red accentuates the vehicle’s NISMO character. Other features include wide-rim 17-inch aluminum wheels with high aerodynamic performance. A total of five body color variations are available, including four two-tone combinations.

The interior features a mixture of dark toned color and red accents that evoke focus and excitement for driving. The seats add touch to the interior’s sportiness, with seat covers made from a combination of dedicated fabric and synthetic leather, an embroidered NISMO logo and red/grey stitching.

Exhilarating driving performance
Utilizing aerodynamic technologies honed through motor racing, the Note Aura NISMO features optimized aerodynamic downforce, offering stability at high speeds. Quick and smooth handling, as well as high steering stability, are also offered by the specialized suspension and optimized body rigidity distribution. In addition, the Note Aura NISMO makes maximum use of the second-generation e-POWER system to offer agile response and increased acceleration that live up to the expectations of Nismo fans and genuine lovers of driving. Three drive mode settings are available for the Note Aura NISMO. The NISMO drive mode offers a more powerful response and increased acceleration. The Normal Mode and the Eco Mode have also been specially tuned for NISMO, providing more comfortable driving.

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