Nissan launches Note compact car with all-wheel-drive
The car gets hybrid e-Power technology with dual electric motors that give the driver enhanced control and acceleration. It is scheduled to go on sale in early 2021.
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The Note AWD’s electric motors in the front and rear deliver power to each wheel. Increased rear-motor output enables a powerful standing start and mid-speed acceleration in a variety of driving conditions, such as snowy or wet roads. The car’s all-wheel control also enables accurate cornering and stable, smooth deceleration, with regenerative braking available on all four wheels.
Just like the two-wheel-drive model, the latest AWD Note's e-Power hybrid technology uses a gasoline engine to charge a battery that powers the vehicle. New autonomous drive functions will help drivers slow down on curves using data from the car's navigation system.
In Japan, the Note, which uses a platform designed with French alliance partner Renault SA, will compete With Toyota's Yaris and Honda's Fit. The Note's first full model change in eight years is part of a plan by the carmaker to revamp an aging vehicle line up and return to profitability.