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Nissan Note debuts new Nissan Safety Shield

Nissan Note

Nissan Note

The new Nissan Note will have CO2 emissions from 95g/km, with stop-start as standard across the range.

Three engine options will be offered, with CO2 outputs from as low as 95g/km. Nissan’s intelligent stop-start ignition system is fitted to all models.

The entry-level 1.2-litre petrol engine produces 80PS and has combined fuel economy of 60.1mpg and CO2 emissions of 109g/km.

The 1.2-litre DIG-S supercharged engine generates 98PS; it offers the economy of a traditional diesel, but delivers a driving experience normally associated with a mid-size, four-cylinder petrol engine. CO2 emissions are just 99g/km with the manual gearbox (119g/km with CVT transmission). Fuel consumption is 65.7mpg (with manual transmission) on the combined cycle.

Completing the Note engine range is a newly engineered four-cylinder 1.5-litre turbo diesel. This 90PS Renault-Nissan Alliance developed unit emits just 95g/km of CO2 and offers a combined fuel economy figure of 78.5mpg.

Nissan Safety Shield

The new Note sees the global B-segment debut of Nissan’s new Safety Shield – a package of technologies including a Blind Spot Warning system, Lane Departure Warning and an advanced Moving Object Detection system. All three systems operate using data from the rear wide view camera, which delivers a clear image no matter what the weather thanks to an in-built wash and blow dry function.

Safety Shield reduces accident exposure , and means drivers are better informed about their surroundings – minimising the risk of accidental bumps or scrapes that would require a visit to the body shop. It also allows drivers to feel safer and more secure at all times.

The new Note is also the first car in the B-segment to offer Around View Monitor (AVM) – Nissan’s multi-camera helicopter view parking aid, giving clear visibility around the car and making parking manoeuvres simpler.

The new Note will launch with three trim grades – Visia, Acenta and Tekna. All models will feature stop-start ignition systems, six airbags and cruise control with a speed limiter.

Mid-spec Acenta models add air-conditioning, Bluetooth connection and rear electric windows, while top grade Tekna models feature the Safety Shield pack, Nissan Connect, Around View Monitor, part leather trim and keyless entry with i-key.

The new Nissan Note has benefited from extensive European development, tailored for European buyers, with engineering work completed at the Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in both the UK and Spain, and production gearing up at Nissan Manufacturing UK (NMUK) in Sunderland.

The new Note will be on display at the Geneva Motor Show . Production will start in the summer, with first deliveries scheduled for autumn 2013 depending on specific markets.

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