Nissan Note Nismo S on sale, Japan only

October 14, 2014

Nissan has added two new models to its Nismo family; the Note Nismo and Note Nismo S. Each model offers different levels of performance as well as sporty interior and exterior enhancements.

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The Note Nismo drops the regular model’s naturally aspirated 1.6-litre four-cylinder in favour of a supercharged 1.2-litre three-cylinder with CVT transmission. The higher-spec Note Nismo S features a 1.6-litre four-cylinder that produces 103kW at 6400rpm, and drops the CVT for a five-speed manual transmission.

The S model adds discs at each corner, as well as a high-flow intake manifold and a louder exhaust. Both cars also feature a stiffer ride in the name of increased handling performance.

Exterior details include LED daytime running lights, red detailing on the lower front bumper, side skirts, and mirror caps, a neat rear diffuser, chrome exhaust tip, a rear roof spoiler, as well as Nismo badging front and rear.

Both cars receive bolstered sports seats with unique seat trim and a sports steering wheel. The S model adds aluminium pedals, a new gauge cluster, and a bespoke gear knob.

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The Nissan Note Nismo and Nismo S are only available in Japan, with no plans in place to offer them to other markets around the world.

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