Compact minivans in the format of a Ford B-Max or an Opel Meriva are hardly new in Europe, as they have in most cases already been replaced by SUVs of a similar format. It's different in Japan, where the one-box shape that characterizes a minivan is still popular. Even the smallest ones can find high-rise space miracles that offer space at just 3,39 m like a grown-up automobile. They owe the exceptional amount of space to the height and the short overhangs, which means that the wheelbase is over 2,3 meters in many cases. But one size larger than one is also possible Kei-Car, if you want to own a Japanese minivan, and so Nissan presented the sporty one at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022 Nismo version of the Nissan Note Aura. By the way, its predecessor was under the name Nissan Note also available in Europe, but never great success. The vehicle with OEM parts is equipped by the Nissan motorsport department Nismo, we would like to present it to you today.
Minivan with a sporty character!
At first it may sound paradoxical to equip a minivan based on a small car with sporty components, but vehicles of this class have a different image in Japan than in Europe. So this was about with a white and black paintwork provided that a little optical borrowings on the presented today Nissan Z Proto Concept takes, even though the color orange plays no part in it. A black and red one front spoiler, side skirts in the same color mix and a black one roof spoiler at the rear, give the car more dynamics.
racing bumper at the rear, which has an integrated race car-style rear fog light, also found its way to the Nissan. black alloy wheels in a cross design with subtle silver accents, which loosen up the strict design, were also installed. We are sure that the minivan project would also appeal to younger customers, because this body shape has its merits.
Modern Cockpit with Recaros!
The cockpit looks modern, contemporary and not only offers various assistance systems and comfort features. It even includes Racing seats with integrated headrests made by Recaro and covered with two-tone leather. Red and black dominate the interior not only on the seats, but also on the valance, the one with red Decorative stitching and a red one 12 o'clock marker was garnished. sporty insoles in carbon look on the center console, which also bear "Nismo" lettering, round off the sporty interior.
1,2 liter e-POWER hybrid drive
The three-cylinder petrol engine has a displacement of just 1,2 liters and has been combined with an electric motor in order to achieve attractive performance data. 117 hp and 280 Newton meters of maximum torque are impressive for this vehicle class. Unfortunately, we have no information about the driving performance, but thanks to 280 Newton meters, overtaking should be relatively quick with the Nissan Note Aura Nismo.
Our verdict on the Nissan Note Aura Nismo:
A very successful OEM concept that proves that minivans are not just for pensioners! The note is sporty, dynamic and noble, and maybe there will be one soon performance increase, which gives the compact more power?! Of course, we also included a picture gallery at the end of the article. If we get more information about the changes, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed about this if you simply use our Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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Nissan Note Aura Nismo at Tokyo Auto Salon 2022!
Photo credit: Nissan among others
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