A three row, sliding rear door variant of the Nissan Note ePower will replace the eNV200 (Nissan Evalia) in 2023, report the Japanese media.
Japanese media outlet BestCarWeb writes that Nissan is developing a larger, 3-row variant on the new Note ePower with a sliding rear door arrangement. The necessity for a sliding rear door equipped, 3-row Nissan Note ePower arises from the need to replace the aging Nissan eNV200 (the electric variant of the NV200/Evalia).
The nearly-decade old NV200 was last updated for the Japanese market in 2018 with the replacement of a 24 kWh battery with a 40 kWh battery which improved range by 65 per cent to 280 km. It is available in passenger carrying and cargo lugging variants.
A Nissan Note ePower based three row passenger variant will directly compete with the Toyota Sienta and Honda Freed, which are popular in South East Asian countries, whereas a cargo based van with a tall roof would draw interest from the European market considering its cities, many of which have exemptions for zero emissions vehicles.
[Source - Nissan Note ePower w/ sliding doors to replace Evalia (eNV200)]