The Note e-Power Nismo Black Limited is a good hybrid gone bad

Liking the darker look?
by Drei Laurel | Oct 11, 2019
PHOTO: Nissan

This is the Note e-Power Nismo Black Limited. Yes, we know the name’s a handful, but thankfully the idea behind it is not: Basically, this is an even meaner-looking version of the Note e-Power Nismo.

Frankly, a performance version of what’s a rather tame Japanese hybrid is a feat in itself already. The carmaker, however, has built on the model’s package with a handful of blacked-out components, which includes the hood, side mirrors and roof. And as with all members of the Nismo stable, there’s a generous amount of sporty red accents down low.

Nissan has also thrown in a few new accessories, including a shark’s fin antenna and roof spoiler. The vehicle gets LED headlights, as well as advanced tech like intelligent cruise control and e-Power Drive. The latter is a feature that automatically decelerates the vehicle one the driver depresses the accelerator.

Powering this baby are a 1.2-liter engine capable of 78hp and 103Nm and an electric motor with an output of 108hp and 254Nm of torque. So, how much for a slightly sportier-looking Nismo hybrid? In Japan, the Note e-Power Nismo Black Limited’s price starts at ¥2,682,900 (a bit over P1.2 million).

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If you want to check it out, the vehicle will be unveiled on display at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show (TMS). Do you think the changes make it worth its price?

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