Sales of new five-door hatchback Nissan Note began in Japan since January 2005. The European car debut took place at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 2005. Note is aimed at those who are accustomed to combine business with pleasure: driving pleasure with the spaciousness of the cabin.
Overall dimensions of the car: 3990x1690x1535 mm. Design features include an extended wheelbase (2,600 mm), a high-strength steel body and redesigned suspension: McPherson struts with triangular levers in front and elastokinnematichesky torsion bar rear. Sophisticated suspension design and electric power steering provide precise control and at the same time, smooth movement.
The exterior of the car is distinguished by its large, stylish headlights, a powerful grille, a curved roof and a clearly defined outline of the taillights.
The interior is made in two colors - light beige Bossa Beige and black Jet Black.
Thanks to the movable and folding seats, the interior can be transformed, freeing up the necessary volume of useful space, while increasing the size of the luggage compartment. The trunk of the Note is very difficult. There are four configuration options. Option Nidan allows you to make a "two-story" trunk with a depth of 250 mm in the lower compartment. The open mode assumes the use of a horizontal partition as a vertical one in such a way that it will be possible to conveniently place things of different lengths. The Tappuri version provides a completely unboxed trunk for large items. And the last option is the ability to fold the rear seats "to the floor" to put back long objects.
Nissan Note can be equipped with four engine options, two of which are diesel and two are petrol.
Diesel 1.5-liter units were made together with Renault and can be 62 hp and 78 hp From gasoline you can choose a 1.4-liter capacity of 80 hp. and a 1.6-liter capacity of 100 hp. A choice of manual or automatic transmission.
Nissan Note is equipped with unique options that are easy to manage and multifunctional: rain sensor and headlights, automatic air conditioning and chip key. Basic safety systems include airbags for the driver, front passenger and active head restraints.
At the top of the Note range is a top-of-the-range 15RX with 15-inch alloy wheels, a sporty suspension and a roof spoiler. Salon of this version is different silver lining on the steering wheel and gearshift lever and some other design delights.
There is a very unusual version of the Note in the model range of Nissan. Designers created the car in the style of Adidas. They used materials used in the manufacture of sportswear - synthetic fabrics and rubber for interior trim. On the front panel appeared nets, under which you can hide small items. The glovebox closes with a zipper, and a removable bag is also located on the center console, also with a zipper. The owner of Note Adidas can easily change the seat covers - several options of various designs are attached to the car.
The exterior, of course, also did not remain unchanged. Thanks to the plastic lining in the lower part of the body, the Note resembles a blue sneaker with a gray-white sole.
The process of managing the Note will bring real pleasure to the driver due to the convenience and practicality in the operation of all systems, as well as low noise level in the cabin.
In 2008, a restyled model of the 2009 model year was presented at the Paris Motor Show. Changes in the appearance of the minivan reflected, primarily on the front of the car. The grille instead of "honeycomb" received two flat horizontal stripes. The car is distinguished by a modified lighting, taillights made slightly darkened. Plastic front bumper has been reworked dramatically, he bought a chrome finish. Complement the picture of new body colors, original wheels and advanced basic equipment. So standard equipment included tinted athermal windshield with UV protection and a translucent strip above.
The finishing materials have slightly changed compared to its predecessor - the instruments have received chrome edging, a cruise control and a speed limiting system have appeared. And on the updated Note, a new "music" is installed with support for the MP3 format and a new generation navigation system with a 30 GB hard drive and a 7-inch LCD display. It is multifunctional and can be used, in particular, as a TV.
From a technical point of view, the suspension has been reconfigured for a more comfortable ride on the Nissan Note 2009. Nissan engineers made the front springs a little softer, and on the contrary, the anti-roll bar made 40 percent tougher. The rear shock absorbers were recalibrated, and a slight refinement of the steering allowed a slight reduction in the turning radius.
In the number of engines added 1.5 liter diesel dCi. All other engines manufacturer adapted to the requirements of the standard Euro-5.
The premiere of the updated car took place in the spring of 2013, at the largest European motor show in Geneva, although on the other side of the Atlantic the model was shown earlier at an exhibition in Detroit.
The appearance of this generation Note is no longer as controversial than the past. The changes affected almost all external details. The front bumper changed the shape of the grille and placed deeply recessed fog lights around the edges, the hood lost pronounced lines and became more voluminous, and the radiator grille stretched out, visually continuing the line of large headlights extending far into the wings. The taillights of an intricate shape blend seamlessly into the overall design with a “blown” bumper and bulging glass. For lovers of sports design, an additional package with modified bumpers, black accents and large air intakes is offered.
The second-generation Note body was designed to improve aerodynamic performance. This was facilitated by the grille with active valves, spoiler and aerodynamic deflectors around the front wheels, fuel tank and rear tires, which minimized the air passing under the car. Specially designed taillights have small holes to improve airflow. In general, all this helped to reduce resistance. The drag coefficient of Note II is only 0.298.
Inside the car driver and passengers expect high-quality materials, comfortable seats with lateral support and many new functions and systems for Note. The large instrument panel, which is the background of the multifunction steering wheel, consists of a dimensional speedometer in the center, a tachometer on the left and a block for fuel gauges, operating temperature and other information on the right. In the upper part of the wide center console there is a screen of the infotainment system, and below is a range of climate control controls. Feature of the novelty - a 360-degree viewing system that orients the driver in the surrounding space.
Despite its reduced size, the Note remains the best in its class in interior cabin space. The interior space is 183 cm long. This is enough to adjust the driver’s seat to a comfortable position and place the passengers in the back seat, leaving them enough legroom (97 cm). The second row seats fold in the ratio 60/40. Behind them there are 606 liters of cargo space, which is 99 liters more compared to the previous hatchback. The luggage compartment floor is equipped with the Divide-N-Hide height adjustment system, which allows you to change the floor level for convenient placement of luggage.
For Note II, the Japanese developer offers a choice of three engines: 1.2 liter (80 or 98 hp) and a 1.5-liter diesel engine, which develops 90 hp. Transmission to choose from - 5-speed "mechanics" or CVT.
At the choice of the buyer three options for equipment: Visia, Acenta and Tekna. Visia is a basic model with six airbags, cruise control offered for any of the engines, a Stop-Start system, ABS, a stabilization system and an audio system. As options, you can get a multimedia system with a touch screen, a navigation system and a parking assistance system equipped with four all-round cameras. Options Acenta received audio system with wireless Bluetooth, air conditioning and power windows for rear passengers. Tekna - adds leather trim, keyless entry and Nissan Safety Shield system. Safety Shield is a comprehensive security system that will track the movement of the car in its lane, warn you of danger in the blind zone and allow you to view the situation around the car for convenient parking.
The car is manufactured at a Japanese brand factory in Sunderland, UK.