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  • New luxury N-TEC+ grade introduced
  • Added specification to Acenta
  • Great value and British-built

Over 100,000 British buyers have already taken Note of Nissan's UK-built supermini-MPV. To ensure its continuing popularity with buyers it's receiving further upgrades for 2012.


The first noteworthy news is an increase in equipment and style for the popular Acenta model. On the outside are new ‘diamond cut' two-tone 16-inch alloy wheels, replacing the original 15 inchers. Add in body-coloured door mirror covers and front fog light surrounds and the exterior changes become even more noticeable.


A new seat fabric with blue stitching is used to provide a more premium interior feel, while climate control, automatic headlights and rain-sensitive wipers all now come as standard.


Moving up the range, the best-selling N-TEC has been upgraded too. In addition to the Acenta specification, the new N-TEC+ incorporates rear parking sensors to help keep the bodywork scuff-free. As with the N-TEC, darkened rear privacy glass and the touch screen ‘Connect' satellite navigation system also feature.


The ‘Connect' system additionally provides a full digital music connectivity package with built in CD/radio, iPod gateway, Aux-in, USB connection and Bluetooth phone connection.


Despite all this equipment, buyers can own a Note for less notes than might be expected. Prices start at £11,200 for the Visia, with the new Acenta at £13,000 and the new N-TEC+ a further £500. This makes it a real alternative to less practical superminis.


The engine line-up continues with the 1.4, 1.6 petrol and 1.5dCi power units. The Pure Drive badged 1.5dCi emits a CO2 level of just 110g/km with a combined economy figure of 67.3mpg.


The first of the new Notes will reach dealers in early February.




Editors' notes

Due to the additional equipment now fitted to Acenta and N-TEC+ the Tekna grade has now been deleted from the line-up.


Nissan Note is one of three models produced at the successful UK factory in Sunderland alongside the Qashqai and Juke.


427,985 Notes have been produced at Sunderland since its start in March 2006, with over 102,000 units sold in the UK


About Nissan in the UK

  • Nissan Sunderland Plant manufactures the Nissan Qashqai, the Nissan Note and the Nissan Juke and will manufacture the 100% electric Nissan LEAF from 2013.
  • Production of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles begins next year.
  • Total plant volume since 1986 stands at more than six million units
  • Total investment made and announced since then is £3.3 billion
  • 2010 production of 423,262 was the first time a UK car plant had manufactured more than 400,000 units in one year
  • In 2010 81 per cent of production was exported to 97 markets worldwide
  • Sunderland Plant currently employs 5,000 staff

About Nissan in Europe


Nissan has one of the most comprehensive European presences of any overseas manufacturer, employing more than 12,500 staff across locally-based design, research & development, manufacturing, logistics and sales & marketing operations. Last year Nissan plants in the UK, Spain and Russia produced a range of vehicles including mini-MPVs, award-winning crossovers, SUVs and commercial vehicles. Nissan now offers 24 diverse and innovative products for sale in Europe today, and is positioned to become the number one Japanese brand in Europe.