January 9, 2007
New Nissan Note Debuts With Refreshed Styling and Enhanced Lineup
TOKYO (Jan. 9, 2008) -- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that the new Note compact car will go on sale at dealers throughout Japan beginning on January 16. Since the original Note’s debut in January 2005, it has garnered customer accolades for its quick acceleration, quiet and comfortable driving manner, comfortable roomy interior and convenient double-decker multi-configurable trunk.
The new 2008 Note features revised exterior styling, enhanced interior appearance and convenience, as well as improvements to the HR15DE engine and XTRONIC CVT, complying with Japan's new JC08 fuel economy and exhaust emission test mode*1. Additionally, the Note lineup has been revised, with a special new “Plus navi HDD" upgrade to some models.
New Note Models and Technology
Refreshed Exterior Styling
Ten exterior colors are available on the 2008 Note, including three new colors – a special Titanium Pearl Metallic Blue Turquoise, Titanium Metallic Frosty Green and Pearl Metallic Amethyst Gray.
An Interior Emphasizing Style And Convenience
Note features a wide variety of convenience equipment, including a standard rear-seat center armrest with two cupholders on the 15G, 15G FOUR, 15RS and 15RX models; standard water-repellent seat fabric that resists dirt and moisture, in a set with a seatback table on the driver's seat on the 15G and 15G FOUR models; standard cold climate package on all 4WD models; and a standard seatbelt reminder system for the driver on all models.
New seat and door trim color packages are offered in Sand Beige, featuring a new color scheme; Black; and Carbon Black with red stitching.
Sporty, Environmentally Responsible Powertrain
Confirmed on the basis of the recently adopted JC08H + JC08C emissions test mode*1, which better reflects actual driving conditions, 2WD Note models emit 75% fewer nitrogen oxides (NOx) and non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC) than the levels required under Japan's 2005 exhaust emission regulations. 4WD Note models also attain the same reduced emission levels under the 10-15+11 test mode.
Additionally, due to the adopted JC08 test mode*1, as well as on conventional 10-15 test mode data, fuel economy figures have been realigned for 2WD Note models which more closely matches actual fuel consumption in real-world driving.
Note Pricing and Sales Targets
*1 This new fuel economy and exhaust emission test mode will be enforced as a result of revising the ordinances of the Energy Conservation Law and the announced particulars of the safety criteria applied to road transportation vehicles. The aim is to conduct evaluations under conditions that better simulate real-world driving.