this is reported to be targeted to be equivalent price as Prius C and Fit hybrid. Which is achieved via Japanese subsidy for plugin vehicle. It is also reported that the batteries are from Panasonic.
There is the supposition that it has both a turbo 1.2 3cyl and the LEAFs motor, but that seems a bit far fetched to me in terms of performance and cost.
FYI its worth, Prius, Prius C, Fit and Micra are the top 4 selling cars in Japan http://www.best-selling-cars.com/japan/ ... ds-models/
If Nissan can bring out a plugin Note then that the Japanese equivalent of a plugin equivalent to America's top 4
This is seeming like a major vehicle for Nissan Japan.
Fit Hybrid 1,826,000 Yen
Aqua (Prius C) 1,761,000 Yen
so if it can be around 1,800,000 Yen after Japanese subsidy, then it will be a very compelling proposition.
I suppose that it would also be warmly received in UK/EU, particularly if it were made in UK/EU.
This is one size down from the LEAF class car. If Leaf is like the Sentra, then Note is like the Versa, (then below this is the Micra, then below the Micra are the Kei.)