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Nissan Note Achieves Japan’s Best-Selling Car Record for 2018

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2019 Nissan Note
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The Nissan Note closed out 2018 with a best-selling record for car sales in Japan. With its advanced, eco-friendly, and fuel-efficient e-POWER electrified powertrain, the Nissan Note is adding up to be a favorite among drivers.

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In total, 136,324 Nissan Notes were sold at the close of last year. Since the e-POWER-equipped Nissan Note became available in November 2016, over 200,000 have been sold in Japan. The innovative powertrain relies on a gasoline engine to power the electric battery.

According to the automaker, “Because the wheels are driven solely by an electric motor, e-POWER models offer the same smooth, instant acceleration and agile performance as a pure electric vehicle. The gasoline engine, used only to charge the battery, runs at an optimal speed at all times for maximum fuel efficiency.”

Also driving minivan sales to the top is the Nissan Serena, another vehicle in Nissan’s lineup that boasts the cutting-edge e-POWER electrified powertrain. Since March 2018, Japan’s most popular minivan, the Nissan Serena, has featured the advanced e-POWER system. In 2018, a total of 99,865 Serena minivans were sold in Japan.

“Nissan’s technologies are giving out customers a safer, more enjoyable and more convenient driving experience,” said Nissan Senior Vice President Asako Hoshino. “You can expect even more to come.”

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The e-POWER system delivers fully-electric vehicle benefits including impressive fuel efficiency, smooth performance and quiet operation. However, the concern and potential challenge of keeping the battery charged synonymous with a full EV is non-existent.