New B-Segment Nissan Note Perfect for Fleets
Nissan’s all-new Note will offer the complete business case in the B-sector thanks to greatly reduced running costs and a suite of first in class features.
Already the future residual values are predicted to rise by as much as £1,125 over a typical three year 30,000 mile contract according to valuation expert CAP, a seven per cent uplift over the outgoing model.
The costs of servicing, maintenance and repair (SMR) of the new model have also reduced by 13%. Combine these SME improvements with stronger residuals and average Note monthly contract hire rates will reduce by around £1,188 on a three year contract, the equivalent to nearly £33 per month.
The all-new Note has many exciting features that you would only usually find on larger cars, such as Nissan’s Safety Shield technologies which provide three innovative features that will help fleets address their Duty of Care commitments: Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Moving Object Detection. Other technology includes Around View Monitor, giving a bird’s eye view when parking.
The new-Note is available with petrol and diesel engines and both the 98PS 1.2-litre DIG-S petrol and 90PS 1.5-litre dCi diesel are equipped with the latest stop start technology which helps get under the magic 100g/km CO2 level.
“Note provides a brand new and exciting proposition to fleets within the mainstream B-sector which is the basis for many company car choice lists,” explained Nissan corporate sales director, Barry Beeston.
“The used guides have reacted very positively to the car which helps drive down leasing costs making the Note competitive with mainstream rivals,” he added.
Nissan hopes to sell 20,000 new Notes in total in its first full year, 30% of which will be into the fleet sector.
The CAP Monitor Residual Value Prediction – 1.2 Note Acenta worth £5,600, or 42% of list price 3yrs/30,000 miles compared with £4,475 and 35% of list price for the previous model 1.4 Acenta. 3 year SMR Costs – Outgoing Note Petrol 1.4 manual is £456.53, New Note 1.2 Petrol manual is £397.68, Effectively a 13% reduction for the new model.