Japanese automaker Nissan has recently revealed the all new Nissan Note- a Ford Fiesta rivalling car that will make its public debut at the upcoming Geneva debut
The new Nissan Note will be produced at the Sunderland factory and will go on sale this autumn. The new Note is larger than the Honda Jazz and is similar in dimensions to the very popular Fiesta.
The new Note takes design cues from the Invitation concept that was previewed last year and is more appealing than the last generation Note. The new Note comes with headlamps that extend all the way into the grille and have a U-shaped crease in the doors. Nissan is calling this as a ‘squash line’ and says that it has taken the inspiration from a squash ball’s movement around a court.
On the inside, the car gets sliding rear bench seat that was seen on the previous generation. The car has airy interiors that have been put together using high quality materials.
The car will be available in three trim options– Visia, Acenta and Tekna. All of these will come with a stop-start systems, six airbags and cruise control. The flagship Tekna will also sport Nissan’s new Safety Shield, which is a combination of a blind spot and lane-departure warning system.
The Safety Shield system is synchronized with Around View Monitor (AVM) that is also seen on the Nissan Qashqai. The AVM has four cameras that project a bird’s-eye view of the car on to a 5.8-inch display on the dashboard.
The new Note is as long and wide as the previous generation car. However, the new Note sits a little lower and has a bigger boot.
The note is underpinned by a bigger version of V platform and will be powered by a 79bhp 1.2-litre petrol engine that has a claimed economy figure of 60.1mpg. The car will also get a supercharged version of the same engine. The supercharged variant will have a max power output of 97bhp and a claimed economy figure of 65.7mpg. The diesel engine option will be a 1.5-litre motor that has a claimed economy figure of 78.5mpg.