19 de fevereiro de 2013

Nissan introduces the European Note. Will be at the Geneva Motor Show [Video]


The Nissan Note is already known from the Japanese and is basically the production version of the Invitation concept shown last year at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. And in this year edition of the Geneva Motor Show we will see the European version of the Note.

Since the European market is more demanding, the new Nissan Note comes with several systems engineered and developed at the Nissan Technical Centre Europe (NTCE) in both the UK and Spain and production gearing up at Nissan Manufacturing UK (NMUK) in Sunderland.

One of those system is the Nissan Safety Shield pack which comprises the Blind Spot Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Moving Object Detection, working together with the Around View Monitor, a system that uses four cameras to display an image in the 5.8-inch dashboard mounted screen to help park the car.

Nissan offers three engine choices. Two three-cylinder 12-valve 1.2 liter petrol units with 80hp at 6000rpm and 110Nm at 4000rpm (4.7l/100km, CO2 emissions of 109g/km) or 98hp at 5600 rpm and 142Nm of torque at 4400 rpm (4.3l/100km, CO2 emissions of 99g/km for the manual gearbox, 119g/km with CVT transmission). Seeing those numbers i can't understand why someone would choose the weaker engine.

The third available engine is a four-cylinder 1.5-litre turbo diesel that produces 90hp and emits just 95g/km of CO2 with a fuel consumption of 3.6l/100km. Top speed and acceleration will be revealed close to launch., which is scheduled for autumn 2013.