Nissan has given a strong indication of how the new Note for Europe will look by unveiling the model for the Japanese market.
While order books for the new Sunderland-built European Note will not open until next year, this latest Japanese market model carries a new striking design feature: it’s what Nissan calls its ‘Squash Line’.
The Squash Line is the character line which cuts into the side doors, and the new look is further enhanced by a restyling of both the front and rear ends.
Nissan claims the Not’e spacious interior has been retained, despite the external styling tweaks.
The new model also has Nissan’s Around View Monitor parking aid — which has filtered down from the Infiniti range, and which displays an aerial view of the car on its interior colour screen — as an option.
Nissan’s supercharged three-cylinder ‘DIG-S’ petrol, which has already appeared in the Micra, will be housed in the new Note.
The European version of the Note, which comes on stream net year, will further benefit from a more premium interior, yet more distinctive styling and more focused chassis settings.