The Nissan Note mini-MPV has been revealed in final production form to the public before it goes on sale to the public in Japan this September.
The Nissan Note isn’t expected to hit European territories until sometime in 2013, and is likely to have one or two styling alterations before its western release. The Nissan Note takes its influence from the Invitation concept car revealed shortly before the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
The Japanese version of the Note has features lifted directly from the Invitation, such as its headlights. The European Note though, which will be produced at Nissan’s plant in Sunderland, is expected to be a lot more aggressive with extra chrome finishes and a black grille.
The Nissan Note will have a 71bhp, 1.2-litre DIG-S – a supercharged petrol unit shared with the Micra supermini. 99g/km in CO2 emissions are currently returned from the Micra’s engine.
There will also be an impressive amount of kit available on the Nissan Note, such as an Around View Monitor (AVM) which gives driver a full view of their surroundings. On-board display screens and cameras will alert the driver to obstacles around them, giving them an unprecedented level of awareness behind the wheel.
European production of the Nissan Note will begin at Sunderland’s plant from early 2013, before gracing showrooms in the summer for approximately £12,000. The Nissan plant received a boost of £125million investment to produce the Note, and will be expected to produce up to 100,000 units on an annual basis.
Nissan has also recently revealed a brand new service and repairs campaign, with fixed priced servicing bundles from £109. Nissan’s very own trained technicians will be able to work with genuine parts ordered especially for the desired model, with the service including pan-European roadside assistance cover and a courtesy car.
Nissan’s fixed priced service is for cars over three years old, with owners of Micra, Note and Pixo models entitled to air-con treatments. Nissan is looking to get the point across that nobody can give a better evaluation on a Nissan than a Nissan-trained technician.
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