Nissan Note launched: Arrives in Europe next year (Photos & Videos)

Nissan Note Squash Line was introduced at the world premier held in Osanbashi, Yokohama. Nissan Motor Co. Ltd., announced that this highly fuel efficient vehicle with low emission levels and advanced technology will be manufactured from the company plant in Kyushu for a start. Nissan plant in Sunderland, UK will also produce the Note for European markets which will be released sometime in 2013.

Nissan Note will be seen with advanced Around View Monitoring which is being offered for the first time in a compact car wherein functions such as reversing and parallel parking will be easily accomplished. Note is seen with a number of exterior features such as an aerodynamic body shape, distinctive front grille, well designed head and rear lamps. Interiors are also enhanced in design and comfort.

Japanese buyers will be able to avail the Nissan Note with an option of two engines – HR12DDR (DIG-S) and the HR12DE which have also been seen in the Nissan March offering 92 hp and 105 lb/ft torque. Nissan claims that the Note Squash will offer 25.2 kmpl or 59 mpg. There have however been no declarations on pricing.

For more information, read the press release below.

Auto News Release

All New Nissan Note

Dynamic new hatchback heralds Nissan’s commitment to the mainstream B-segment
Energetic exterior design resonates with the modern and spacious interior in a compact package
Packed with technological innovations, including Around View Monitor (AVM)
Provides spirited dynamic performance, strong fuel economy and low emissions

YOKOHAMA (July 16, 2012) – Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today unveiled the Nissan Note, a new global compact car at a world premiere held at the Osanbashi venue in Yokohama.

With a goal of becoming the most user-friendly car in its segment, the new Note will explore the full potential of compact cars when it goes on sale in Japan this fall.

The Note achieves class-leading fuel efficiency and emission levels, combining advanced engine technology, a lightweight platform and improved aerodynamics.

The new hatchback includes Nissan’s advanced Around View Monitor (AVM) which is included for the first time in a compact car, helping to take the stress out of reversing and parallel parking in tight spaces.

The Note’s eye-catching exterior features a striking character line, known as the ‘Squash Line’, and an aerodynamic body shape while its distinctive front grille, headlamps and rear combination lamps combine to create a sense of dynamism and sophistication.

The revamped body structure enabled the Note’s designers to deliver a spacious interior that is beyond expectations for a car in this class. An expansive and inviting cabin includes a flowing line above the instrument panel, which inspired by ripples in sand, helps express the Note’s practicality and modernity as well as contributing to its high-quality interior.

Two new engines will be available to customers in Japan, including the new supercharged HR12DDR (DIG-S) and the HR12DE, which has received acclaim in the Nissan March.

Combining the compact, lightweight next-generation XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) for all grades with an Idling Stop System for 2WD, the newly-developed three-cylinder supercharged, direct injection DIG-S engine provides an enjoyable driving experience and excellent fuel efficiency, achieving class-leading*1 economy of 25.2 km/L (on JC08 mode)*2.

A global success since its launch in 2005, Nissan has sold 940,000 units of the current Note.

The new Japanese-market Note will be manufactured at Nissan Motor Kyushu. Nissan’s Sunderland plant in the U.K. will produce models for Europe, which are planned for release in 2013.

*1: Car of over 1000cc engine displacement and excludes Hybrid model.
*2: Fuel economy varies by grade.


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