Small car technology is about to receive a long-overdue shake-up with the launch of the Nissan Note.
This impressive little car comes with Nissan’s Safety Shield and Around View Monitor to make high-end technology available to all.
The Nissan Note will be the first car in its segment to offer high-end technologies which have been made affordable through innovative engineering. The new model is also more stylish than the outgoing one and designers have made a number of interesting changes, particularly to the exterior.
Nissan has innovated and brought out some nicely styled cars in recent years; including the top selling Qashqai and Juke.
And now the Note is about to break new ground with its advanced technology in an affordable small car package which allow drivers to feel safer and more secure at all times.
The car’s Safety Shield is made up of three advanced safety systems: Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Moving Object Detection.
When these are combined with Nissan’s Around View Mirror, help provide optimum protection not only for the car’s occupants, but crucially for those outside of the car.
Nissan’s boffins have also worked out how to keep the rear-pointing camera clean on such a small car – the camera constantly scans for dirt and when it finds some it will fire a small jet of water at the lens and dry it with a jet of compressed air, leaving the camera working at all speeds.
The new note is being pitched against cars like the Honda jazz and the Ford Fiesta and it will be built at Nissan’s massive factory in Sunderland.
The car comes in three specs with each featuring a stop-start system, six airbags and cruise control. However, only the top of the range Tekna features the new safety shield system.
Among the choice of three engines is a 1.2 litre petrol version which promises to return around 60 mpg and has 109g/km emissions.
The new Nissan Note will be officially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show and be in showrooms by the autumn.