Nissan Note gets new look for 2009The Nissan Note mini MPV is getting a facelift

17 December 2008

The new-look Nissan Note

The new-look Nissan Note

As you might be able to tell from the pictures, the 2009 Nissan Note receives a tweaked nose – including bonnet, bumper, and headlights – and darkened rear lights, alongside new alloy wheel designs (where included).

The interior upholstery has been changed to give each trim level 'a different feel', while some of the controls have been made clearer, and the 'flexi-board' boot storage system is now even more versatile.

The Note also debuts Nissan’s new 'Nissan Connect' touchscreen sat nav and stereo system – which includes iPod connectivity, auxiliary input socket, and Bluetooth music streaming capabilities, as well as the usual CD player and radio.

Note engines

Nissan Connect comes standard on the range-topping Tekna trim, and is a £400 option on the Acenta. Tekna also gets reversing sensors.

As this suggests, equipment grades on the Nissan Note retain the same titles as before: Visia, Acenta, and Tekna.

The engine line up also remains unchanged with 1.4 and 1.6 petrol, and 1.5 turbodiesel options available. However, modifications to the 1.5-litre diesel mean it now emits 119g/km CO2, and officially returns 62.8mpg. To see how this affects motoring costs, read the Which? guide to the new car tax rules or try our mpg calculator.

Versatile storage: the new Nissan Note

Versatile storage: the new Nissan Note

Lower starting price

The best news? With a Visia 1.4 now starting at £9,795, you can actually buy a Note for £450 less than before.

The revised Nissan Note arrives in dealerships 9 January 2009.

To see how the outgoing Nissan Note performs for safety, efficiency and reliability, check out the . You can also read reviews of similar cars in our test of .



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