Nissan Note adds new supercharged engine
The new engine is a three-cylinder 1.2-litre petrol unit which produces 97bhp. It can be mated with either a standard five-speed manual gearbox or an optional XTronic automatic box. A DIG-S engine has already been available for the last few years with the Nissan Micra.
With the automatic gearbox, the new Nissan Note DIG-S emits 119g/km in CO2 but it's even more efficient with the manual transmission, emitting just 99g/km and averaging 65.7mpg.
The arrival of the DIG-S unit completes the Note's engine line-up and is expected to represent 25 per cent of sales in the UK. It will carry just a £1,000 premium over the non-supercharged 1.2-litre engine. As well as introducing a new supercharged engine, Nissan is also adding a Style Pack from Acenta trim upwards, at an additional £800 cost.
The Style Pack allows owners to create an even more distinctive and dynamic look for their new Note. Styling enhancements include two-tone diamond cut 16-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, carbon look rear bumper, neat rear roof spoiler, side sills and a more aggressive front bumper with a glossy black grille and topped by black bezel headlamps. Inside meanwhile there's an exclusive three spoke steering wheel.
The Chief Marketing Manager of Nissan Europe, Geraldine Ingham, said: "Nissan Note has already made a real impression in Europe with strong sales in all markets. The arrival of the hugely effective DIG-S engine and the added design enhancements offered by the Style Pack will further cement its position as a genuine force in the B-segment."
As well as highly efficient engines and an agile chassis, Note has a versatile and roomy interior. A major highlight particularly for higher trim level Note cars is the Nissan Safety Shield. The Safety Shield brings together a number of features to make Note ownership as safe and comfortable as possible.
Using cameras and sensors to monitor the area around the car at all times, Nissan Safety Shield incorporates Blind Spot Warning, Land Departure Warning and Moving Object Detection to alert the driver to various potential hazards.
Built at Nissan's UK car plant in Sunderland, the cheapest new Note starts at £12,100. The latest Note, launched in October 2013, brings advanced technology and a genuinely premium feel to the market.