SHAKE-UP: Nissan Note hoping to cause waves
Nissan are looking to shake up the small car segment with the launch of their new Sunderland-built Note.
Completely redesigned from the ground up, the vehicle has been engineered for the European market, with prices starting from £11,900.
Available in September, the four-model, three-engine range aims to bring new technology to the B segment, with features including Safety Shield technologies and Around View Monitor.
Safety Shield technologies link three safety systems to create a comprehensive driver assistance protection package.
Monitored by a unique rear camera that integrates its own ‘wash and blow dry’ facility to keep the lens clean, it keeps drivers informed of their immediate surroundings.
Meanwhile, the Around View Monitor provides drivers with a 360-degree bird’s eye view to make reversing easier and safer.
Three engines are available from launch: a 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit that generates 80PS; a 98PS 1.2-litre supercharged DIG-S; and a 1.5-litre dCi diesel that produces 90PS.
A CVT transmission is available on the 1.2-litre DIG-S engine.
The entry-level Visia trim starts at £11,900 and features equipment such as Idle stop/start, front electric windows, remote central locking and cruise control.
Starting at £13,250 is the Acenta model, adding alloy wheels, air-conditioning, Bluetooth and a sliding rear seat bench.
The range-topping Tekna model starts at £15,950 and features 16-inch alloy wheels, part-leather seats, Around View Monitor and the three Nissan Safety Shield technologies as standard.
It also comes with Intelligent Key with start/stop button, leather steering wheel and automatic air conditioning.
The Tekna model is also available with a Dynamic Styling Pack for an additional £800, comprising unique alloy wheels and deeper front and rear aprons.
All DIG-S models come with a unique suspension and steering set-up, as well as 16-inch alloy wheels.
The Nissan Note is available to order now.