New Nissan Note Goes On Sale In Europe
New Nissan Note Goes On Sale In Europe – Sep 25, 2013– Rolle, Switzerland (AutoReleased) – Advanced, accessible technology and dynamic design have arrived in the B-segment. The first deliveries of the innovative new Nisan Note start today, 24th September 2013, across Europe.
After being launched to the world’s press to widespread acclaim earlier in the year, Note production is now in full flow at Nissan’s biggest European manufacturing plant in Sunderland, UK. With a full suite of advanced technologies normally found in the premium sector and a bold design accommodating a highly versatile cabin, the Note makes a highly compelling package for B-segment customers.
To date, Nissan has already taken more than 14,000 pre-orders for the new Note – an early indication that the new model is ready to exceed the expectations of a wide range of both new and existing Note drivers. Thanks to its dramatically enhanced design, technology and quality, the new model expected to be one of Nissan’s best selling models with sales anticipated to exceed more than 100,000 cars per year in Europe.
Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan in Europe: “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. We’ve used design and engineering innovation to make premium technologies accessible to everyone.”
Nissan Safety Shield
The new Note is the first Nissan in Europe to feature Nissan Safety Shield.
Linking three advanced systems, Nissan Safety Shield acts as an intelligent co-pilot to the driver to help them to make the best decisions in all situations. The system combines Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Warning and Moving Object Detection to bring premium technology to the small car sector for the first time.
Genuine engineering innovation has made this possible, with Nissan able to run all Safety Shield functions from one single wide-angle rear camera. What’s more, to keep this camera operable in grimy conditions, Nissan has developed an intelligent automatic ‘wash and blow dry’ facility to keep the lens clean.
Also making its sector debut is Nissan’s acclaimed Around View Monitor, a feature that provides drivers with a remarkable 360-degree bird’s eye view to take the stress out of reversing.
Both AVM and Safety Shield are incorporated into the new Note’s enhanced NissanConnect satellite navigation, Bluetooth and audio system. Now benefiting from a larger 5.8-inch touch-screen display, the latest system includes Google® ‘Send to Car’ navigation software allowing routes planned at home to be transferred directly to the car. Additional connected services include Google® Points of Interest (POI), nearest fuel prices, plus flight and weather information.
Premium design, inside and out
Tailored specifically for the European market, the European-built Note combines a long wheelbase with short overhangs to create a sporty, agile design. The dynamic lines and shapes lend a premium feeling to both the exterior and interior, matched by exceptional quality standards.
The interior features high grade materials throughout, and is packed with innovations including an optional Karakuri luggage board that allows owners to divide or open up the load space according to their needs. Features such as rear doors which open to almost 90-degrees and a rear bench which slides by up to 150mm also set the Note apart from less versatile B-segment rivals.
Advanced, efficient engine range
Three engines are available from launch: a 1.2-litre 80PS three-cylinder petrol, a 98PS 1.2-litre supercharged DIG-S delivering only 99g – one of the best in class for B-segment petrol models – and a 1.5-litre 90PS dCi diesel delivering only 92g/km. A smooth and efficient CVT transmission is available on the 1.2-litre DIG-S engine.
Value-packed range with high equipment levels
The new Note range starts with the entry-level Visia features a comprehensive equipment list including Stop/Start, front electric windows, remote central locking and cruise control.
Acenta models add alloy wheels (15-inch as standard, 16-inch on DIG-S), air-conditioning, Bluetooth and a sliding rear seat bench.
The range-topping Tekna model features NissanConnect, 16-inch alloy wheels, part-leather seats, Around View Monitor and Nissan Safety Shield as standard, along with Intelligent Key with start/stop button, leather steering wheel and automatic air conditioning.
The Tekna model is also available with an optional Dynamic Styling Pack comprising unique alloy wheels and deeper front and rear bumpers. All DIG-S models come with a unique suspension and steering set-up along with 16-inch alloy wheels.
The dynamic new Note can be given an even more eye-catching look with eight accessory options – including two alloy wheel designs – available with eight different colours and finishes. This expanded Nissan’s personalisation programme will also be rolled out across the Juke and Micra.
Produced in Sunderland
New Note’s production officially started on September 16th in Nissan’s factory in Sunderland, UK. The new Note heralds the beginning of Nissan’s busiest launch period in its history in Europe, supporting the company’s goal of becoming the number 1 Asian brand in Europe. With design, engineering and manufacturing operations all based within Europe, over 80% of the Nissan cars sold in Europe are made in Europe.
The Nissan Safety Shield pack comprises the following three technologies:
- Blind Spot Warning
A feature once reserved for cars in the premium sector, Nissan’s system uses the rear wide view AVM camera to detect vehicles in the hidden blind spot areas on both sides of the Note. If a vehicle is detected in either blind spot, a discreet warning light illuminates in the glass of the Note’s wing mirror. If the driver indicates to change lanes and the system detects a vehicle in the danger area, the light flashes and an audible warning is given.
- Lane Departure Warning
Another premium feature making its debut in the B-segment, Lane Departure Warning detects if the car is starting to drift out of lane. While you might expect a windscreen mounted camera or radar system to be required for this function, the Note again uses only its rear wide view AVM camera. Advanced computer programming detects even faint road markings allowing the car to determine if it is drifting out of position without indicating. If it does, a warning is given to the driver to correct their road position. Cleverly, the system automatically adjusts its sensitivity when on rural roads to allow for the different required driving style.
- Moving Object Detection
Building on the capabilities of Around View Monitor, this new function effectively gives the driver a digital co-pilot to help them look at what might be approaching the path of their reversing Note. While conventional parking aids warn the driver of an object in their way, Moving Object Detection gives an audible and visual alert if someone or something is moving behind the car, for example if a child is walking towards your reversing Note. Mounted on the tailgate and having a convex lens, the rear wide view AVM camera has a sweep of vision in excess of 180 degrees, giving it an unparalleled field of vision at the back of the car. Images from the camera are displayed on the 5.8-inch Nissan Connect screen.