During last year’s auto show in Geneva, Nissan showcased the Invitation concept that previewed the new edition of the Note hatchback. The concept car hinted that the Japanese car manufacturer was planning to have a new look for the vehicle and a lot shared the same opinion as the car looked uninspiring.
The 2013 model of the Nissan Note may change your impression about the car. Gone are the days of a boxy configuration. It now features a more clever styling with a nice voluptuous shape that make it more attractive. You can say that it will get the thumbs up of the supermini market in Europe.
The Nissan Note is schedule to roll out in Europe before the end of the year. Under its hood is a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that gives out 80 horses and a torque of 81 lb-ft. Another engine is a supercharged DIG-S unit with a 1.2 liters of displacement that cranks out 98 horses and delivers a torque of 105 lb-ft.
Buyers wlll also have choice to pick a diesel engine, a 1.5-liter DCI powerplant that outputs 90HP and a torque of 162 lb-ft that has been sourced from Renault. This engine is actually the most efficient of all the choices with a mileage of 3.6 liters for every 100 kilometers compared to the supercharged gasoline engine that returns 4.3L per 100km.
The Nissan Note will be assembled at the Sunderland factory of Nissan in the United Kingdom side by side with the compact crossover Nissan Juke and the Europe-bound Nissan Leaf.