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September 19, 2012

All-new Nissan Note Popular with Consumers; Nearly 22,000 Orders
in Just Two Weeks After Launch

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Sep. 19, 2012) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. today announced that Japan dealers have received 21,880 market orders for the all-new Nissan Note compact only two weeks after its launch on September 3.

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The all-new Note was won over customers with its bold exterior design and high-quality interior. In addition, the HR12DDR engine grades, which achieve a 20% improvement in fuel economy over the Japanese government's 2015 standards, are exempted from the automobile acquisition tax and automobile weight tax*1, which has helped orders for the new Note get off to a good start.

The newly-developed HR12DDR engine, a direct-injection Miller-cycle engine with a highly-efficient supercharger, delivers both agile driving and top-level fuel economy (25.2km/L in JC08 mode) among vehicles equipped with gasoline engines*2. The HR12DDR engine grades account for 73% of total orders to date.

The highest model grade, MEDALIST, with its spacious cabin that feels the equivalent of a higher segment sedan, provides a premium feel for both the interior and exterior. The way the new Note looks and feels is winning high praise from customers.

The following are the order status details:

<Grade>
HR12DDR engine models
    X DIG-S 48%
    MEDALIST 24%
    S DIG-S 1%
  Total   73%
HR12DE engine models 27%
<Exterior Colors>
Brilliant White Pearl 21%
Brilliant Silver 19%
Super Black 14%
Sonic Blue 13%
Dark Metal Gray 12%
Aurora Mauve 9%
Radiant Red 8%
Beatnic Gold
(Special color for MEDALIST)
4%
<Age group>
29 or under 8%
30 - 39 11%
40 - 49 20%
50 - 59 24%
Over 60 37%
  1. *1: Achieves both SU-LEV certification by emitting 75% fewer exhaust emissions than 2005 standards and 20% improvement in fuel economy over 2015 standards.
  2. *2: S-DIGS.Engine displacement of 1,000 cc or more, excluding hybrid and mini vehicles (According to Nissan, as of July, 2012)

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