2013 Nissan Note makes its debut in Japan

Article by Christian A., on July 16, 2012

Back in July, Nissan unveiled the Invitation Concept, a vehicle designed for the B-segment and announced that it will build the car at the Sunderland plant in the U.K. Today, the production version of the Invitation Concept was unveiled: this is the all-new Nissan Note. Set to go on sale in Japan this fall and in Europe in early 2013, the new Nissan Note promises to become the most user-friendly car in its segment.

Furthermore, the Note comes with Nissan’s advanced Around View Monitor (AVM) which is a premiere for a compact car from the Japanese manufacturer. In terms of design, the Nissan Note features a striking character line, known as the ‘Squash Line', as well as a distinctive front grille, headlamps and rear combination lamps.

As expected, the vehicle features a spacious interior and according to Nissan, this is beyond expectations for a car in this class. Some of the highlights, include the flowing line above the instrument panel.

Under the hood we find two new engines: the supercharged HR12DDR (DIG-S) and the HR12DE. These engines are mated to the XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) and features Idling Stop System for 2WD.

The latest Note seals an important milestone in the improvement of Nissan's small vehicle range. Now giving all B-segment buyers what they were asking for and more, Nissan Note offers new ideas and an array of functional innovations to an even wider client base.

Similar to the Qashqai and the Juke, the Note is the outcome of an engineering and design program made to perfection for European clients. Engineering tasks done at the Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in both Spain and the UK have led to producing a vehicle that surpasses segment standards, and gives pioneering ideas to the class.

Finishing the Note's European lineup is a latest production series at Nissan's UK factory in Sunderland. The outcome of a €147.500 investment in new manufacturing facilities, the Note is produced together with the Qashqai and the Juke.

Nissan has been directly linked with the enhancement of functional daily modern technology - knowing that necessary details should not be deprived and should be available for common cars, not only the luxurious ones. The latest Note believes in this principle and takes it to a whole new level with a wide range of technology enhancements that make driving easier, safer and more comfortable for drivers and passengers.

The Note launches the Nissan Safety Shield in Europe. It is pretty much basic in concept but highly modern and evolutionary in engineering and design, it is made up of a system of technologies used wisely to give tangible, actual benefits. The technological features like Lane Departure Warning, Moving Object Detection system, and Blind Spot Warning blend together to give a new standard for driving assistance.

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