Nissan India is looking to launch its new premium hatchback called Nissan Note e-Power which will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Swift in the Indian car market. The new car comes with some first in class features which will put the Swift on the back-foot. Nissan is betting big with the new Note e-Power since none of the cars have been doing well among the competition. Nissan sells only a handful of cars like the Micra, Sunny, Terrano and the GT-R in India apparently.
Nissan India’s new car called the Nissan Note e-Power:
Nissan India, the struggling car maker is looking for a change in strategies with the Nissan Note e-Power. Since India is all set to become an electric car market by 2030, all manufacturers have started developing electric vehicles to cater to the nation with 1.2 Billion people. However, Nissan India knows that 2030 is still 12 into the future and it needs some exceptional products to keep it alive in the competition.
Nissan Note e-Power is a ‘range extender’ vehicle which essentially means that it does come with a petrol engine but that does not power the car. The petrol engine of the car powers an electric motor which transfers power to the front wheels. Note e-Power by Nissan generates a total of 108BHP and is one of the most powerful cars in the segment. Nissan understands India’s obsession with mileage and truly so since the car returns 37km/l which makes it the most frugal car in the country.
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Nissan Note e-Power Launch and Price in India:
The Nissan Note e-Power has been spied testing on the Indian roads which means that the company is testing the feasibility of the car for the market and if it makes sense then the company will take the car into mass production. It is anticipated that Nissan India will showcase the car along with fully electric hatchback called Leaf at the Auto Expo in February 2018, Delhi.
Since the tax imposed on hybrid vehicles is exceptionally high in the Indian market it will be interesting to see how the Indian Government taxes the Nissan Note e-Power since it is neither an electric car nor a hybrid vehicle.