Nissan Note (2013–2016)

Model History

March 2013

New Note launched

Less conservative than original Note, with sharper angles and a sleeker, less upright profile. It might look more purposeful, but performance isn’t the name of the game – there’s a 3 cylinder 1.2-litre petrol engine (from the March/Micra) and a 1.5-litre diesel (from renault), which offers emissions of 95g/km.

The 1.2-litre three-cylinder engine is offered in two forms – 80PS and 92PS. The more powerful version is supercharged. Like the Micra, that actually makes it more frugal than the 80PS engine, with emissions of 99g/km and combined cycle economy of 65.7mpg. It’s offered with an optional CVT automatic transmission, but that pushes up emissions and reduces economy.

The latest Nissan Note is features latest safety equipment, including blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning and a moving object detection system. Parking aids include a rear view camera that features an ‘overhead’ display to distance from objects in front and behind, as well as how the car is from the kerb.

The range of trim levels is familiar from the rest of Nissan’s models – there are Visia, Acenta and Tekna versions, and even entry level models get cruise control and start/stop. Mid- level Acenta models get Bluetooth and air conditioning, while top-spec Tekna models get all the safety technology, along with part leather trim and keyless entry and start.

July 2016

Nissan Note Black Edition introduced

The addition of a Dynamic Styling Pack means sporty body-coloured bumpers front and rear, side skirts and black bezel headlights. A performance-oriented black spoiler at the top of the hatchback further enhances the look.

Other upgrades include 16-inch alloy wheels, smart new door handles and mirror covers, plus gloss inserts around the daytime running lights. There is a new high quality finish to the B and C-pillars, which frame the rear passenger door windows. As the car’s name implies, all these enhancements are finished in premium black.

The centre console is finished in gloss black, with a black gear shift knob with a black headliner. Electric rear windows are included and the NissanConnect touch-screen infotainment system is also available as an option.

The Nissan Note Black Edition comes in two body colours – a pearlescent Storm White or a metallic Pearl Black – and is based on the popular Acenta mid-grade trim level. That means air conditioning, a multi-function leather steering wheel and Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming included on every car.

Black Edition models are available with a choice of two engines from the Note range – the 1.5-litre dCi 90 manual and 1.2-litre 80 manual.

April 2017

Information received that production of Nissan Note ended. Very few left unregistered and all of them to be registered by the end of April 2017.

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