Nissan unveils 2013 Note
The new Note was unveiled as the Invitation concept car at this year’s Geneva motor show, where Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer confirmed production at Sunderland alongside the Juke and Qashqai following a £125m investment in the facility. A further £9.3m was invested by the UK Government’s Regional Development fund.
Engines for European models are unconfirmed, but Nissan has said all versions will be eligible for its Pure Drive badge, with the most efficient emitting less than 100g/km CO2. Japanese models will include the same three-cylinder DIG-S supercharged petrol engine as the Micra.
The Around View Monitor, which shows a simulated overhead view of surrounding parking spaces and Safety Shield Technologies, which monitors the car’s surroundings to help avoid accidents, will be available for the first time in Nissan’s B-segment cars.
Sunderland will manufacture 100,000 units per year, and production of the Japanese market version (pictured) will begin in at its plant near Yokohama this September.