Nissan has upgraded its popular British-built Note small family car with the addition of a new n-tec trim level, plus some extra features.
Following the launch of the n-tec trim on Nissan’s X-Trail, Qashqai and Pulsar models, the Note n-tec sits between the range-topping Tekna trim and the mid-level Acenta Premium model.
The n-tec trim gives the Note some attractive new exterior upgrades, with new 16-inch alloy wheels, satin silver door handles and wing mirror colours, plus the option of a trim-exclusive Ink Blue finish.
Updates to the Note’s exterior package also include black bezel headlamps, a more aerodynamic front bumper and carbon-look rear bumper, plus rear privacy glass.
Next-gen tech included
On the inside, the n-tec trim gives the Note unique blue stitching on the leather steering wheel, along with a rear view camera, DAB digitial radio and a 5.8-inch touchscreen satnav system.
Previously available only on the Tekna trim, the n-tec Note also comes with Nissan’s full suite of Safety Shield technology, which includes blind spot and lane departure warning systems.
Bastien Schupp, Nissan’s vice president for strategy and marketing, said: “The Nissan Note has been carefully engineered to provide motorists with a whole range of technology that creates a protective bubble around you and your car.”
The Note n-tec model comes powered by a 1.2-litre 79bhp petrol engine, with a six speed manual gearbox. Fuel economy clocks in at 60.1mpg with CO2 emissions from a mere 109g/km.
As well as the addition of the new trim level, Nissan has also updated the mid-level Acenta Premium trim, which benefits from the new touchscreen system, plus a hands-free Bluetooth system.
Nissan’s British mini-MPV has been a success
Released in September 2013, the latest generation Nissan Note proved to be a runaway hit with buyers, with more than 14,000 orders placed for the mini-MPV before it even officially went on sale.
It also made a name for itself as the first-ever Nissan model to come with the Safety Shield package, which has since been introduced across the range of all new Nissan cars.
Along with Nissan’s Safety Shield technology package, the Note also comes with stop-start technology to improve efficiency, plus cruise control and remote central locking as standard.
Available to buy from Perrys Nissan dealerships now, prices for the upgraded Note Acenta Premium start from £14,465, while the all-new n-tec trim is priced from £15,365.