Nissan Note Aura Hybrid e-Power Import Information and SEVS import eligibility for Australia
The 2021+ Nissan Note Aura hybrid e-Power (FE13, FSNE13) 5-door hatchback can be imported to Australia from Japan.
The Aura was released in Japan on 15 January 2021 and is an up-spec version of the Nissan Note with redesigned front and rear styling and a wider body. While it is based on the Note it is usually just called the Nissan Aura in Japan.
Related models are the 2016 to 2020 Nissan Note hybrid e-Power (HE12), 2020+ Nissan Note hybrid e-Power (E13, SNE13) 5-door hatchback, Nissan Serena e-Power people mover and 2020+ Nissan Kicks hybrid e-Power (P15) ‘subcompact crossover’ SUV.
Nissan’s e-Power system uses a 1.2L petrol engine to charge the battery which powers the electric motor/s. This is an extremely efficient hybrid system with exceptional fuel economy that sits between a full EV and normal hybrid system.
As in the Note, the 1.2L engine in the Aura produces 60 kW (82 PS) @ 6000 rpm and 103 Nm of torque @ 4800 rpm.
The front electric AC motor (EM47) produces 100kW (136 PS) at 3183 – 8500 rpm and 300 Nm of torque @ 0–3183 rpm.
In AWD models the rear electric AC motor (MM48) produces an additional 50 kW (68 PS) @ 4775–10,024 rpm and 100 Nm of torque @ 0–4775 rpm.
Aura e-Power fuel economy varies depending on the model and test method. Efficiency figures from Nissan spec data:
Aura G and G Leather 2WD: 25.9 to 29.6 km/L / 3.86 to 3.38 L/100 km (WLTC) and 33.0 km/L / 3.03 L/100 km (JC08)
Aura G and G Leather AWD: 21.8 to 24.9 km/L / 4.59 to 4.02 L/100 km (WLTC) and 27.0 km/L (JC08)
Aura NISMO 2WD: 22.4 to 25.3 km/L / 4.46 to 3.95 L/100 km (WLTC). Nissan Japan does not provide a JC08 test figure for the NISMO.
The Aura e-Power has all the driving benefits of electric power including instant acceleration, regenerative braking and quiet operation without the need to plug-in for recharge.
Aura power delivery and regenerative braking is designed for a one-pedal-like driving experience:
The hybrid Aura is equipped with Nissan’s 2nd generation e-POWER which is more powerful, smooth and quiet than the previous version.
How Nissan e-Power improves daily driving:
Nissan uses the same e-Power technology for a range of models in addition to the Aura, including the Note, X-Trail, Kicks and Serena.
Nissan e-Power technology explained:
The Aura hybrid e-Power AWD models use dual electric motors (front and rear) to ‘give the driver enhanced control and acceleration’ in slippery conditions as well as everyday driving.
The Aura e-Power hybrid is available from Japan in several 5-seat 2WD (FE13) and AWD (FSNE13) model choices.
Nissan Aura Hybrid e-Power import model options from Japan
Aura G 2WD (FE13)
Aura G Leather Edition 2WD (FE13)
Aura 4WD G FOUR 4WD (FSNE13)
Aura 4WD G FOUR Leather Edition 4WD (FSNE13)
Aura NISMO 2WD (FE13)
The NISMO version is only available in 2WD.
Aura e-power new price from Nissan Japan (Nov 2023, including tax):
There are 14 Nissan Aura hybrid colour options for the G and G FOUR models:
And 5 colour options for the Aura NISMO models:
The E13 series Aura e-Power has 3 interior style choices for the G and G FOUR models:
And a special interior style just for the NISMO model with Recaro sport seats option:
AURA NISMO INTERIOR. The interior colour is black (G). Steering switch (advanced drive assist display settings, audio, hands-free phone, ProPILOT) + integrated interface display + USB power socket (2 type A (front, rear), 1 type C (front)) + wireless charger + NissanConnect Navigation system (built-in terrestrial digital) + in-vehicle communication unit (TCU [Telematics Control Unit]) + ETC2.0 unit (built-in type) + ProPilot (with navigation link function) + ProPilot emergency stop support system (with SOS call function) + SOS Cole is a manufacturer option in the set. NISMO exclusive tuned RECARO sports seats (front seats) are available as an option from NMC Autech.
The Aura NISMO model comes with a range of upgrades over the standard Aura models.
Exclusive NISMO drive modes
Wider wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres
More rigid body for handling and comfort
Recaro sports seats
Tuning improvements to power steering and VDC
Nissan Aura hybrid G and G Leather optional parts “Grand Style Package”
Aura hybrid safety equipment
 Intelligent Around View Monitor (with moving object detection function)  Intelligent Interior Mirror  ProPilot (with navigation link function)  ProPilot Emergency Stop Support System (with SOS call function)  SOS call
Aura interior equipment and navigation
The Aura hybrid uses a large integrated touchscreen display and the NissanConnect navigation system.
 NissanConnect navigation system (built-in terrestrial digital)  NissanConnect dedicated in-vehicle communication unit (TCU [Telematics Control Unit])  BOSE Personal Plus Sound System (8 speakers (front, dual front seat headrests, tweeter), personal Space control)  ETC2.0 unit  Steering switch (Advanced drive assist display settings, audio, hands-free phone, ProPILOT)  Integrated interface display  USB power socket (2 type A, Type C 1 piece)  Wireless charger  Plastic visor  3D dual carpet  Hot plus package (heated door mirrors, heated steering wheel, heated seats for all seats, rear heater duct) + clear View package (wiper de-icer, rear LED fog lamp, high concentration antifreeze, PTC element heater)
The Nissan Connect system will pair your smartphone to the car.
Interior features include wireless smartphone charging, electric parking brake, dual-zone climate control, and USB-C ports.
The Aura hybrid e-Power is equipped with Pro Pilot and Nissan’s 360 degree safety assist – an ‘all-round support system that makes driving more comfortable’.
Nissan’s Pro Pilot tech includes adaptive cruise control (with stop-and-go) and lane-keep assist.
Safety features include autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring (BSM – able to detect and brake for obstacles), auto high-beam, 360 degree panoramic camera and rear-cross traffic alert (RCTA).
Aura boot space is extended with fold-flat rear seats and a concealed rear compartment.
Nissan Aura Hybrid Specs
G / G leather edition 2WD
Curb weight: 1,260 kg. Dimensions: 4,045 mm long x 1,735 mm wide x 1525 mm high. Wheels and tyres: 205/50R17 89V.
G FOUR / G FOUR leather edition 4WD
Curb weight: 1,370 kg. Dimensions: 4,045 mm long x 1,735 mm wide x 1525 mm high. Wheels and tyres: 205/50R17 89V.
Curb weight: 1,270 kg. Dimensions: 4,125 mm long x 1,735 mm wide x 1505 mm high. Wheels and tyres: 205/50ZR17 93W XL.
Nissan Aura hybrid e-Power “Live Unveil” (recorded in 2021, 58 mins):
Contact us for current availability and pricing if you would like to import your own Aura hybrid e-Power to Australia.
Every vehicle of interest to our clients is carefully inspected in person at auction, with more pictures provided along with market pricing guidance to help set the budget.
There is a good selection of Aura hybrid 2WD and 4WD models going through auction in Japan every week – we can assist with the entire process from choosing the best example to shipping it to Australia.
We specialise in direct car import from Japan and have been sourcing vehicles to order for private Australian buyers for over 25 years.
Every vehicle is hand-picked and we only source the very best.
We make Nissan Aura hybrid e-Power import easy with physical inspections of vehicles by experienced staff at over 30 auctions every week in the Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, and Kyushu / Fukuoka regions.
We start by focusing only on vehicles with the highest auction grades. But there is a LOT more involved than just basic auction grading !
Auction reports are often not reliable – we inspect every vehicle of interest in person to ensure it is up to our standard and has the options and features you want.
Most people (even Japanese export agents) do not realise that a significant % of vehicles in Japan are bought and sold by Japanese dealers for a quick profit between different auctions. If you are not aware of this you will almost certainly pay more than you needed to for exactly the same car.
Our experience with this situation alone will often save you more than the cost of our service fee.
Our import agent service includes a pre-check for past auction records using JCHC, at no cost to you. This allows us to rule out:
Cars recently auctioned and moved to a different auction for quick resale
Graded R (accident repair) cars changed to higher grades
Cars that have passed in unsold multiple times indicating a problem with the condition and/or price.