Open the wine, shoot-off a party popper, and celebrate – the Nissan Note has been
upgraded for 2012. So, for starters, the Acenta trim now has a higher specification.
Enhancements include: automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, climate control, and
new seat fabric for a sophisticated feel. That has to be worth a sip of chardonnay. These
features complement the Acenta's wheels, which are now sixteen-inch two-tone diamond
cut rather than fifteen inches. Is that worth another gulp of the good stuff? Body coloured
mirrors and fog light surrounds complete the look. It certainly feels noticeably higher class.
Now, forget the wine – reach for the champaign.
The Nissan Note is now available in
top-of-the-range N-TEC+ form. This benefits from parking sensors, rear privacy glass,
and touch-screen 'Connect' satellite navigation. Very nice too. The Connect package
also includes the: CD/radio, iPod gateway, Aux-in, USB connection, and Bluetooth. Is
this machine a compact multi-purpose vehicle or a top-spec saloon? Either way, it has
composed handling, Nissan's masterful build quality, and – with the rear seats folded flat
- a spacious 1,332-litre boot. Note prices start at £11,200. You could pay that for posh
By Stephen Turvil
Fri, 10 Feb 2012