Nissan sprinkles a healthy dose of Nismo magic on its electrified Note Aura

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Nissan Note Aura NISMO
Nissan Note Aura NISMO

The Nismo version is based on the original Note Aura.

It uses a 1.2-litre engine with two electric motors producing 100kW and 300Nm.

Nismo is short for Nissan Motorsport and is the brand's high-performance division.

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Nissan Motorsport, or Nismo for short, is closely associated with the brand's high-performance offerings, and one of its electrified variants has been given the same treatment.

The Note Aura Nismo is exclusive to the Japanese market and is based on the original Note Aura that uses a 1.2-litre engine supplying power to two electric motors that produce outputs of 100kW and 300Nm.

With that said, all of the hybrid's additions are aesthetic such as the wide 17-inch aluminium wheels, bright red layered double-wing and Nismo badge treated to a matte chrome and red finish. In addition, there is also a total of five body colours and four two-tone combinations available.

Nissan Note Aura NISMO
Nissan Note Aura NISMO

Nismo with a difference

Inside are seat covers made from fabric and synthetic leather, featuring an embroidered Nismo logo complete with red and grey stitching.

Underneath its skin is the brand's sophisticated e-POWER electrified powertrain that delivers increased acceleration and smoother handling. Drivers can also choose between Eco, Normal and Nismo driving modes.

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It might not set pulses racing in the performance department, but it does carry the DNA of being a 'swift electrified city racer'.

Nissan Note Aura NISMO
Nissan Note Aura NISMO

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