Nissan Note e-Power – third-gen debuts in Singapore

Nissan Note e-Power – third-gen debuts in Singapore

The third-gen Nissan Note has been launched in Singapore. The hatchback, which was introduced last November, goes on sale in the republic in two variant forms, Lite and Premium, with prices starting from S$99,800 (RM303,550) inclusive of certificate of entitlement (COE).

The new Note arrives in that market as a hybrid, and that’s because there’s only one powertrain available for it, in this case an e-Power petrol-electric system. There are no longer any petrol-only variants for the Note.

The second-generation e-Power system on the car continues to feature a HR12 1.2 litre three-cylinder engine as the generator to charge the battery pack, but the unit has been made more efficient, operating at a lower RPM and engaged less often during a typical drive. It also offers better fuel economy and increased power, although specific output from the engine isn’t highlighted.

Nissan Note e-Power – third-gen debuts in Singapore

Elsewhere, there’s a new electric motor and inverter. The inverter is 40% smaller and 30% lighter than before, while the new motor increases torque by 10%. In terms of output, the electric motor in the e-Power system offers 115 PS and 280 Nm, up from the 109 PS and 254 Nm previously.

Standard kit on the Note e-Power includes automatic LED headlamps, front fog lamps, the automaker’s Zero Gravity front seats, a seven-inch digital TFT instrument display, a nine-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support as well as auto air-conditioning. There’s also a One-Pedal function that allows drivers to accelerate and decelerate (via regenerative braking) using only the accelerator pedal.

Differences in the two variants are minor. The Lite comes with fabric upholstery, while the Premium – which is priced from S$102,800 (RM312,680) – ups this to black nappa leather. Elsewhere, although both variants ride on 16-inch wheels, the ones on the Lite are of the steel variety (with hub caps), with the Premium getting alloy units.

Nissan Note e-Power – third-gen debuts in Singapore

Safety and driver assistance systems include seven airbags, Intelligent Forward Collision Warning and Intelligent Forward Emergency Braking (or AEB), lane departure warning, high beam assist, front/rear parking sensors and a rear-view camera.

A total of 11 body colour options are available for the car in Singapore, including the Vivid Blue/Black Star two-tone scheme seen in the lead photos here.

On a related note (no pun intended), Malaysia continues to wait for the arrival of e-Power. In 2018, Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) said that it was looking into introducing the hybrid system here, but not with the previous-gen Note. It looks unlikely that the new Note will make it here, so if the system does come, it could be with the Kicks facelift, which is planned for our market.

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  • (Dude) on Mar 05, 2021 at 4:19 pm

    What Nissan Kicks? It was said to be launched in late 2018, but today is March 2021

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    • Apa Heran on Mar 05, 2021 at 4:44 pm

      The better mini SUV ord here, P2 Ativa. but Almera Turbo the more rounded car then Nissan Kicks

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    • seancorr (Member) on Mar 05, 2021 at 5:07 pm

      Haha facelift pun sudah mari. By the time they launch here, rest of the world get next gen Kicks.

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  • potato on Mar 05, 2021 at 4:22 pm

    Wow RM303,550 in Sinkie… this Nissan Note e-Power exactly the same priced as Perodua Ativa (Toyota Raize) in Japan.

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    • Contradiction on Mar 05, 2021 at 4:49 pm

      Someone said Mesia is world highest car prices worr…

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  • Semi-Value (Member) on Mar 05, 2021 at 8:20 pm

    will tan ah chong bring it here?

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  • SGD103k is about the price for City in Spore…Is that means it will be about the same price as City in Msia?

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  • sidibe djibril on Mar 06, 2021 at 8:12 am

    I like your car

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  • ThePolygon on Mar 06, 2021 at 8:47 am

    This is the way Nissan is moving to…. e-Power.
    If Tan Chong remains the pamasang in M’sia, they will need to pasang this here.

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  • Tan Chong lover on Mar 06, 2021 at 2:49 pm

    Stupid Nissan Tan Chong Malaysia. If they had brought this e-Power Note in at Honda City prices, I am sure they will be the new Nissan Market leader in Hybrid in Malaysia. Never mind, let them wait until their name goes shitty bad with Proton and Perodua launching mild hybrids at cheaper prices with less tech and Tan Chong can price their better e-Power Note for just a sweet Rm100k+ to attact stupid fools in Bolehland!

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  • Seelan on Mar 08, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    The Almera should come with this system.

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  • SmartConsumer on Mar 14, 2021 at 11:04 am

    wow, Nissan is looking better now. From their hideous designs for so many years, they are now looking promising. 3 Keys factors to have a best selling car; 1. LOOKS 2. AFFORDABLE 3. PLENTY OF CRUCIAL SPARE PARTS ( the only way to have that is to use co-use existing popular models parts eg. absorber, lower arm, alternator, engine mountings etc.

    When you have ample of spare parts around, the cars will be cheap to maintain and will last many years on the road like toyota. Thats why toyota is a trusted brand and is number 1 in the world

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