The UK-built Nissan Note will go on sale in Britain from October. But as the order books open, Nissan announces the official prices and specs of the car. The new Note comes with two engines and three outputs, and four trim levels. And it starts from £11,900.
Built at Nissan’s Sunderland factory in the UK which enjoys a global reputation for quality and efficiency, the 2014 Note is available with two applications of Nissan’s 1.2 liter three-cylinder unit. The base one makes 80 PS, and the DIS-G version 98 PS. There is also a 1.5 liter dCi diesel that produces 90PS. A CVT transmission is available on the 1.2-litre DIG-S engine.
What sets the Note apart, however, is not the performance. It is the cool new design, and the list of features, specially the safety equipment.
The standard kit on this car include Idle stop/start, front electric windows, remote central locking and cruise control, and a couple of additional safety features as part of Nissan’s Shield, including a unique rear camera that integrates its own ‘wash and blow dry’ facility, and Nissan Around View Monitor 360 system.
After the entry-level Visia, priced from £11,900, we have the Acenta that costs £13,250 and adds alloy wheels (15-inch as standard, 16-inch on DIG-S), air-conditioning, Bluetooth and a sliding rear seat bench. Acenta Premium variants start at £14,150 and feature NissanConnect, climate control and automatic lights and wipers.
The range-topping model is the Tekna, which 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, along with Intelligent Key with start/stop button, leather steering wheel and automatic air conditioning.