New Nissan Note Deliveries Begin
The first deliveries of the innovative B-segment Nissan Note have started this week.
Its production is now in full flow at Nissan’s biggest European manufacturing plant in Sunderland, UK. With an array of advanced technologies which are normally found in the premium sector, it also has a bold design accommodating a highly versatile cabin which makes the Note a compelling package for the B-segment customers.
Nissan have already taken more than 14,000 pre-orders for the new Note, giving an early indication that the new model is ready to exceed the expectations of a wide range of new and old Note customers. Thanks to its dramatically enhanced design, technology and quality, the new model is expected to be one of Nissan’s best-sellers with sales anticipated to exceed more than 100,000 cars per year in Europe.
Geraldine Ingham, chief marketing manager for Nissan in Europe: “New Note fulfils a really important role in our new product portfolio, combining smart design with purposeful technology that has never been offered in the B-segment before. We’ve used design and engineering innovation to make premium technologies accessible to everyone.”
The new Note is the first Nissan in Europe to feature the Nissan Safety Shield, this links three advanced systems the Blind Spot Warning system which detects a vehicle in the danger area, and a light flashes and an audible warning is given. A Lane Departure Warning this is an advanced computer programme which detects even faint road markings allowing the car to determine if it is drifting out of position without indicating. If it does, a warning is given to the driver to correct their road position. Cleverly, the system automatically adjusts its sensitivity when on rural roads to allow for the different required driving style. Finally it also has a Moving Object Detection system this new function effectively gives the driver a digital co-pilot to help them look at what might be approaching the path of their reversing Note. While conventional parking aids warn the driver of an object in their way, Moving Object Detection gives an audible and visual alert if someone or something is moving behind the car, for example if a child is walking towards your reversing Note. Mounted on the tailgate and having a convex lens, the rear wide view AVM camera has a sweep of vision in excess of 180 degrees, giving it an unparalleled field of vision at the back of the car. Images from the camera are displayed on the 5.8-inch Nissan Connect screen.
The new Note has a premium design inside and out tailored specifically for the European market. It combines a long wheelbase with short overhangs to create a sporty agile design with a premium feel both to the interior and exterior.
Its available in three engines 1.2 litre 80PS three-cylinder petrol, a 98PS 1.2 -litre supercharged DIG-S delivering only 99g/km one of the best in class for B-segment petrol models amd a 1.5-litre 90PS dCi diesel delivering only 92g/km. The 1.2-litre DIG-S engine is also available with a CVT transmission.
The Note range starts with the entry-level Visia which features Stop/Start, front electric windows, remote central locking and cruise control. Acenta models add alloy wheels (15-inch as standard, 16-inch on DIG-S), air-conditioning, Bluetooth and a sliding rear seat bench.
Top of the range is the Tekna model which features NissanConnect, 16-inch alloy wheels, part-leather seats, Around View Monitor and Nissan Safety Shield as standard, along with Intelligent Key with start/stop button, leather steering wheel and automatic air conditioning.
The Tekna model is also available with an optional Dynamic Styling Pack comprising unique alloy wheels and deeper front and rear bumpers. All DIG-S models come with a unique suspension and steering set-up along with 16-inch alloy wheels.
Also available on the new Note is the personalisation options, giving the Note an even more eye-catching look with eight accessory options – including two alloy wheel designs – available with eight different colours and finishes. This expanded Nissan’s personalisation programme will also be rolled out across the Juke and Micra.