The Nissan will be signaling a bold new wave of new models with the introduction of the Nissan Note which will make its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show this March.
The Note follows the tracks of the Qashqai and Juke to set a standard for advanced and relative yet affordable technology in a B-segment package. The Note will be equipped with Nissan's new Safety Shield feature that hosts a number of technologies like Blind Spot Warning system, Lane Departure Warning and an advanced Moving Object Detection system that delivers a new level of driver assistance in its class. Six airbags and a cruise control system also comes as a standard for added comfort and safety.
The new Note is also the first car in the B-segment to offer Nissan's multi-camera 'helicopter view' parking aid called Around View Monitor(AVM) to help the driver to maneuver through tight parking spaces through a 5.8 inch dashboard-mounted display. It shows the Note's position with an overhead view with the help of four cameras positioned strategically around the car.
Along with the innovative design and engineering, the Note is matched by a choice of three engine options that comes with an start/stop ignition system as standard. The entry level 1.2-liter three-cylinder petrol engine churns out 79hp and a 110Nm of torque at 4,000rpm; it is followed by a 1.2-liter DIG-S engine that is equipped with a supercharger and an electronic clutch system that helps the engine generate 97hp and 142Nm of torque at 4,400rpm. An 89hp 1.5-liter turbo diesel engine completes the engine choices.
“New Note fulfils a really important role in our line-up, combining really smart design with technology that has never been offered in the B-segment before. We’ve used design and engineering innovation to make premium technologies accessible and affordable.” explains Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan in Europe
While the new Nissan Note is primarily aimed at the European market, there's a possibility of it becoming available in the Philippine market to further diversify the Nissan vehicle range locally especially in the competitive B-segment market.