The range of the British-built Nissan Note supermini-MPV is being upgraded for 2012

The range of the British-built Nissan Note supermini-MPV is being upgraded for 2012, with a new luxury N-TEC+ grade one of the key changes.

The mid-range Nissan Note Acenta gets new two-tone 16in alloys in place of the previous 15in versions, as well as chrome-effect door mirror covers and front fog light surrounds. On the inside there’s a new seat fabric, while climate control, automatic headlights and rain-sensitive wipers all now come as standard.

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The Nissan Note N-TEC+ has the same specification as the Acenta trim but adds rear parking sensors as well as the darkened rear privacy glass and the ‘Connect’ touch screen satnav/audio system found on the existing N-TEC trim.

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

Prices start at £11,200 for the Nissan Note Visia, with the Acenta level at £13,000 and N-TEC+ at £13,500. The first of the new Notes will reach dealers in early February.

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25 January 2012

Drove one of these recently (pre 2012 model) and it is still a very competitive little car. Not sure the revisions do that much for it (other than the standard equipment levels) but I don't think it really needed it.

Also, not that it really important in this class of vehicle but it is also probably the most engaging drive you can get in a mini MPV. The only down side is the seats were probably a bit too flat for it's cornering ability.



It's all about the twisties........

25 January 2012

How many times can one car be revised, facelifted or whatever?

As they say, you can't polish a turd.

Mother in law has one and she hates it, it's uncomfortable and noisey. She always has Nissans (probably why my wife hates them) but this might be her last.

25 January 2012

Those wheels look ridiculous on a Note.

25 January 2012

Looks silly, too much bling and can't hide the fact its now a dated car. A proper replacement is overdue.

26 January 2012

The move to 16" is actually a bad move - they're 185 cross section and I think something like 185/55/R16 - and there's only one tyre you can buy. £100 each because it's a strange size. 15"s were no problem, lots of tyre choices.

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