The Nissan Note Aura has made its debut in Japan, with the Japanese car manufacturer’s compact hatchback boasting upmarket items, advanced technologies and an all-electric powertrain.

Nissan Note Aura
LED light bar, Nissan says, creates an “advanced” impression.

The Note Aura is exclusively equipped with an enhanced version of Nissan’s second-generation e-Power electrified powertrain which, Nissan says, plays a key part in the company’s electrification strategy under its Nissan NEXT global transformation plan. For the Note Aura, the electric motor produces 100 kW and 300 N.m. The Note Aura is available with the option of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

Nissan Note Aura
Front facia dominated by large infotainment touchscreen and driver’s display.

The most distinguishable exterior design item is the Note Aura’s “elaborately” sculpted front grille, which incorporates a duo of slim, adaptive LED headlamps and signature LED daytime-running lights. According to Nissan, the Note Aura’s rear wheelarches and bumper add presence to the premium compact hatch. Spanning the rear end, an LED light bar binds the taillamps to create an “advanced” and “individualistic” impression. Adding to its on-road presence, the Nissann Aura Note is fitted with 17-inch lightweight aluminium wheels featuring gunmetal resin inserts and an aerodynamic design. Nissan offers the Note Aura with 14 exterior colour options with five two-tone combinations. Among others, the two-tone colour palette includes Garnet Red with Super Black and Midnight Black with Sunrise Copper.

Nissan Note Aura
Bose Personal Plus audio system incorporates speakers into the headrests.

The interior features what Nissan dubs “Zero Gravity” seats, which can be had in either Herringbone patterned tweed-like upholstery with synthetic leather or “high-quality” genuine leather with specially designed pleating. The instrument panel, front armrest and door cards are all trimmed in this tweed-like fabric. The lower part of the instrument panel and the centre console, meanwhile, feature wood-grain finishes. Together with Bose, Nissan has developed Bose Personal Plus, a premium audio system which is available as an option and features speakers in the front headrests.