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December 13, 2021

The Nissan Note Is Japan Car Of The Year 2021-2022

The Nissan Note and its more upscale sister model, the Note Aura has been named as the 2021-2022 Japan Car of the Year.

Launched in December 2020, the all-new Note has won over many customers with its e-Power electrified powertrain, and superior quietness. Owners also highly rate the innovative design of the Note’s exterior and interior, which evoke a new age of electrified vehicles.

Meanwhile, the premium compact new Note Aura, launched in August, has also received high praise for its e-Power powertrain, sophisticated interior, and above-class level of quietness. It is also the first car in Japan to feature a Bose Personal Plus sound system.

The Note/Note Aura handily beat other competitors including the Subaru BRZ/Toyota 86 and the Honda Vezel/HR-V (see full breakdown below). This is the fifth time Nissan has won the award.

The Volkswagen Golf 8 is Japan’s Import Car of the Year for 2021-2022.

In the special awards categories, the BMW 4 Series received the Design of the Year trophy, the Corvette captured the Performance award, the Outlander PHEV picked up the Technology of the year trophy and the Honda N-One captured the ‘K-car’ (660cc) minicar category.

Japan Car of the Year 2021-2022 Scoring:
  1. Nissan Note/Note Aura – 335 points
  2. Toyota GR86/Subaru BRZ – 264 points
  3. Honda Vezel/HR-V – 227 points
  4. Mitsubishi Outlander – 206 points
  5. Volkswagen Golf – 168 points
  6. Toyota Mirai – 104 points
  7. Chevrolet Corvette – 81 points
  8. Mercedes-Benz C-Class – 51 points
  9. Toyota Land Cruiser 300 – 45 points
  10. BMW 4 Series – 19 points

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