Meet the Nissan Note

The Nissan Note is a family hatchback that bridges the boundary between supermini and people carrier.

The Nissan Note was designed, engineered and is manufactured in the UK in Sunderland.

Recent revisions to the Nissan Note has changed the grade structure to Visia, Acenta and n-tec+ in place of Tekna.

The Nissan Note Acenta model has two-tone 16-inch alloy wheels in place of the 15-inch ones.

There is also body-coloured door mirror covers and front chrome fog light surrounds as well as seat fabric with blue stitching. Used Nissan vans are also for sale.

The Acenta has climate control, automatic headlights and rain-sensitive wipers as standard.

The Nissan Note n-tec has changed its name to n-tec+ and is the highest specified Note.

As well as the equipment included on the Acenta model the n-tec+ has rear parking sensors, darkened rear privacy glass and the touch screen Connect satellite navigation system with piano black surround.

The Connect system on the Nissan Note allows full digital music connectivity with built in CD/radio, iPod gateway, aux-in, USB connection and Bluetooth phone connection.

Revisions to the Nissan Note’s design sees a restyled nose with a reshaped bonnet, bumper, streamlined headlights and a gloss black finish to the grille.

The Nissan Note’s rear sees tail lights have been darkened. The upgrades introduced in 2009 for the Nissan Note’s engines saw revised gear ratios, boosted fuel economy and improved emissions compared to the previous model. In 2010 all three Nissan Note engines became Euro 5 emissions compliant.

The Nissan Note’s power units are made up of the 88PS 1.4-litre and 110PS 1.6-litre petrol engines and the turbocharged 90PS 1.5dCi diesel engine.

changes to the oil burner saw carbon dioxide emissions fall by 5g/km to 110g/km and power increase from 86 to 90PS. The diesel is capable of 67.3mpg on the combined cycle.

The 1.4-litre petrol power unit produces 139g/km and achieves an average fuel economy figure of 47.9mpg.

A  Renault-developed five-speed manual transmission is fitted to all engines with the 1.6-litre petrol offering the option of a Nissan-developed four-speed automatic.

The Nissan Note has a sliding rear bench seat which can be moved by up to 160mm to increase load space or leg room as required - this feature will not be found in the older used Nissan Note motor vehicles.

The load area for the Nissan Note has a minimum of 280 litres of luggage space. The load area has a false floor covered by twin steel-framed boards on all but Visia models capable of withstanding loads of up to 50kg. Lifting either of the boards reveals a storage space beneath the boot floor.