Revealed 2013 Nissan Note targets supermini rivals

For this new generation model the Note is no longer a mini-MPV style vehicle, but rather has been converted into purely a compact hatchback. Rivals to the new Nissan Note will include similar-sized superminis including the Ford Fiesta and the Vauxhall Corsa.
The new Nissan Note is heavily inspired by the Invitation concept which Nissan revealed last year; the final product will be built at Nissan’s UK production found in Sunderland.
The side of the car is distinguished by a dramatic ‘Squash Line’ that adds a powerful dynamism to the profile, so called because the angles were inspired by the flight of a fast moving squash ball travelling around a court.
At the front the Note combines sculpted surfaces with an interlocking headlamp and grille arrangement. Other highlights of the new Note’s styling include flared wheel arches and the distinctive, flowing window line.
Those who buy the new Nissan Note will be able to enhance the styling further with a Dynamic styling pack. The Dynamic pack adds black detailing around the headlights and grille and introduces larger, more sculpted air intakes in the front and rear bumpers.
Inside the new Note’s cabin has been designed with practicality in mind, featuring a sliding rear bench allows owners to alternate between maximum luggage space and maximum passenger legroom.
Three engines will be offered for the new Note, including a 79bhp 1.2-litre petrol unit and a supercharged of the same unit with 97bhp. There’s also a 1.5-litre diesel which like the 97bhp petrol unit emits less than 100g/km in CO2, while the 79bhp petrol emits 109g/km.
The new Nissan Note will be sold in three trim levels named Visia, Acenta and Tekna. Standard equipment on all trim levels includes six airbags and cruise control.
The mid-range Acenta specification adds more kit including air conditioning, Bluetooth connection and rear electric windows. The range-topping Tekna trim features keyless entry, part leather trim, and a multimedia system plus parking cameras. The latter two features are both supported by a 5.8″ display screen.
The Nissan Note will go on sale to the UK market during autumn 2013. Prices for the Note have yet to be announced but will likely start in a region of £12,000. When it launches the Nissan Note will be available to Britain’s motorists from Perrys Nissan Dealership in Blackburn.
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