SIGNALLING the start of a wave of bold new models from Nissan, the all-new Note for Europe will make its world debut at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5.
Nissan’s commitment to innovation, style and excitement has produced some of the most talked-about cars in recent years. And now, following in the tracks of the ground-breaking Qashqai and Juke, the new Note sets the standard for advanced, relevant technology in an affordable small car package.
The Note is now a true B-segment contender that will redefine customer expectations.
Fully utilising Nissan’s innovative approach to design and engineering, it builds on the strengths and values of its predecessor
The new Note has benefited from extensive European development, tailored for European buyers. With engineering work completed at the Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in both the UK and Spain and production gearing up at Nissan Manufacturing UK (NMUK) in Sunderland, the new Note has been designed to perfectly meet the demands of today’s small car customer.
New Note also continues the Nissan tradition of bringing bold design and exciting new technologies to a new area of the market. Customers will benefit from a raft of innovative features relevant and useful in day-to-day driving.
New Note sees the global B-segment debut of Nissan’s new Safety Shield – a package of technologies that would previously only have been available on more costly premium sector models.
A Blind Spot Warning system, Lane Departure Warning and an advanced Moving Object Detection system combine to deliver a new level of driver assistance in the class. All three systems operate using data from the rear wide view camera, which delivers a clear image no matter what the weather thanks to an in built wash and blow dry function – a perfect example of the new Note’s in-built engineering innovation.
The benefits of Safety Shield are numerous. Not only does it reduce accident exposure, it means drivers are better informed about their surroundings – minimising the risk of accidental bumps or scrapes that would require a visit to the body shop. It also allows drivers to feel safer and more secure at all times.
New Note is also the first car in the B-segment to offer Around View Monitor (AVM) – Nissan’s acclaimed multi-camera helicopter view parking aid giving clear visibility around the car. This sophisticated yet easy-to-use system makes parking manoeuvres simpler, enhances urban driving pleasure and helps owners reduce the risk of costly body damage when parking.
Additionally, the new Note embeds the latest version of the Nissan Connect navigation system, including all its connected services.
Innovative design and engineering has meant that all of these technologies have been delivered in an affordable package, matched by a range of highly efficient engines. The combination of a lightweight platform, low aerodynamic drag exterior design and advanced engines and transmissions mean that the new Note will appeal to all buyers.
Running costs will be equally appealing, with all new Note variants equipped with an idle stop/start system as standard, delivering CO2 emissions as low as 95g/km. This efficiency is complimented by strong performance from advanced petrol and diesel engines, along with secure and engaging driving dynamics, specifically tailored for European roads.
Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan in Europe, explains: ‘New Note fulfils a really important role in our line-up, combining really smart design with technology that has never been offered in the B-segment before. We’ve used design and engineering innovation to make premium technologies accessible and affordable.’
Prices and specifications will be unveiled closer to the new Note’s European on-sale date in the autumn of 2013.