An upgrade has been given to the Nissan Note supermini-MPV range for 2012. The British-built range will have a new luxury N-TEC+ grade as one of the major changes. Instead of 15in alloys, the mid-range Nissan Note Acenta will receive new two-tone 16in versions. It will also get chrome-effect door mirror covers and front fog light surrounds.
The interior gets a new seat fabric while climate control, automatic headlights and rain-sensitive wipers are all offered as standard.
Nissan Note N-TEC+ and the Acenta trim have the same specifications but the N-TEC+ has rear parking sensors and the darkened rear privacy glass and the ‘Connect’ touch screen satnav/audio system that’s used on the existing N-TEC trim.
The engine line-up also includes the 1.4, 1.6 petrol and 1.5dCi power units. The engine with the highest fuel economy is the Pure Drive badged 1.5dCi. It emits 110g/km of CO2 and has a claimed combined economy of 67.3mpg.
The Nissan Note Visia has a starting price of £11,200. The Acenta is priced at £13,000 while the N-TEC+ is at £13,500. Delivery of the new Notes to dealers will start in early February.
Nissan Note is positioned to provide an alternative to the ordinary run of the mill compact family vehicles that are available in the market.
Nissan Note has a lower roofline as well as a more focused and squared off look when compared to competing cars. This is something that customers appreciate, along with the big space inside that may surprise people because of the car's small size. Further, the handling is also better than traditional compact cars.
The new Nissan Note has undergone a wide assortment of improvements and redesigns to continue being one of the most space-efficient, popular and innovative cars in the segment.
The touch points in the passenger cabin have been improved, along with the quality of the interior's surfaces. Apart from improving its looks, they now sport a more pleasant and tactile feel.
New Note also has a new combi-meter that is now easier to read and is clearer than before. The road speed and engine speed dials have painted silver or chrome bezels. You also have a digital readout that displays information from the drive computer, such as outside temperature and mileage.
You can also opt for the Cruise Control feature, as well as the electronic speed limit alert that warns you when you are driving beyond a certain speed that you have set.
Lastly, the Nissan Note also includes the new Nissan Connect, a communication, audio, and navigation interface system.