New Nissan Note deliveries begin

Nissan says that the new model "sets fresh standards for accessible technology", with the company having packed the Note with numerous pieces of kit, such as the Nissan Safety Shield system.

More than 14,000 pre-orders have already been taken for the new Nissan Note, which shows just how eagerly anticipated the model is. Nissan has stated that it expects the model to be one of its best-sellers, anticipating sales to exceed 100,000 units per year in Europe.

The new Nissan Note will compete in the packed B-segment, which features best-selling models such as the Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Corsa and Volkswagen Polo.

Geraldine Ingham, chief marketing manager for Nissan in Europe, commented: "New Note fulfils a really important role in our new product portfolio, combining smart design with purposeful technology that has never been offered in the B-segment before."

She continued: "We’ve used design and engineering innovation to make premium technologies accessible to everyone."

Nissan’s new Note supermini is its first model in Europe to feature Nissan Safety Shield technology, which links three advanced safety systems: Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection.

The manufacturer’s popular Around View Monitor will also be making its sector debut. This piece of technology provides drivers of the new Note with a 360-degree bird’s-eye view of their car’s surroundings.

Four trim levels will be available on launch, including the entry-level ‘Visia’ models, upgraded ‘Acenta’ versions, further enhanced ‘Acenta Premium’ variants and the top of the range ‘Tekna’ specification.

As well as the four trim levels, customers will also be able to choose from three engines: a 79bhp 1.2-litre three-cylinder petrol unit, a 97bhp 1.2-litre supercharged DIG-S powerplant and an 89bhp 1.5-litre dCi diesel engine.

The 97bhp 1.2-litre engine produces 99g/km of CO2 emissions, while the 89bhp 1.5-litre unit emits just 92g/km of CO2.

In terms of standard equipment, all Nissan Note models feature stop/start technology, cruise control, remote central locking and front electric windows as standard.

Moving up to the ‘Acenta’ trim levels will bring 15-inch alloy wheels (16-inch for the DIG-S engine models), Bluetooth, air conditioning and a sliding rear seat bench to the mix.

The range-topping ‘Tekna’ models will be fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels, Nissan Safety Shield, NissanConnect, Around View Monitor, automatic air conditioning, Intelligent Key with start/stop button, part-leather seats and a leather steering wheel.

Prices for ‘Visia’-trimmed models start at £11,900, while the starting prices for the ‘Acenta’, ‘Acenta Premium’ and ‘Tekna’ trims are £13,250, £14,150 and £15,950, respectively.