The lifted version of the hybrid-only Nissan Note hatchback looks better than before

  • The adventurous trim of the third-gen Nissan Note benefits from a mid-lifecycle upgrade
  • Visual changes are focused on the front and rear bumpers, combined with a lifted suspension
  • No changes were made to the Note’s hybrid powertrain

Nissan revealed the updated Note Autech Crossover in Japan, three years after the debut of the original. The model adopts the mild upgrades introduced by the recently facelifted Nissan Note, adding a unique bodykit and increased ground clearance for a more adventurous stance.

The Autech Crossover is distinguished by the redesigned bumpers, distancing itself further from the rest of the facelifted Note range. At the front, the chrome grille is joined by wider bumper intakes surrounded by plastic cladding. The blue DRLs moved below the LED fog lights, flanking an aluminum-style skid plate.

At the back, the new bumper looks smarter than before with less plastic cladding, vertical reflectors, and a rear skid plate matching the one at the front. As with its predecessor, the model rides on Autech-exclusive 16-inch alloy wheels. Finally, the color palette has been revised with fresh copper and turquoise shades alongside the signature blue shown in the photos.

The new styling is combined with a 25 mm (1 inch) lift kit. Despite the increase in ground clearance, Nissan claims that the Note still offers a sense of “sportiness and stability” thanks to a model-specific suspension and steering setup.

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The facelifted Nissan Note Autech Crossover (right) compared to its predecessor (left)

Inside, the glovebox is larger than before, and the boot has a double floor. Autech-specific details include black synthetic leather upholstery with blue stitching, special embroidery on the seats, and dark wood inserts on the dashboard. The 7-inch digital instrument cluster and 9-inch infotainment are carried over from the standard Note, as with the improved ADAS suite. Finally, Autech offers several optional accessories focused on style and practicality.

Predictably, there are no mechanical changes, meaning that the crossover retains the e-Power hybrid powertrain of the Nissan Note. The setup includes a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that works as a generator, and one or two electric motors moving the front or all four wheels respectively. The ICE produces 80 hp (60 kW / 82 PS), the front e-motor is good for 114 hp (85 kW / 116 PS), and the optional rear e-motor contributes another 67 hp (50 kW / 68 PS).

The updated Nissan Note Autech Crossover is already available to order in Japan, with the first deliveries scheduled for September 2024. Pricing starts from ¥2,756,600 ($17,544) for the 2WD version, and from ¥3,063,500 ($19,497) for the flagship 4WD.