Reduced contract hire rates
The new Nissan Note looks set to take the B-sector by storm thanks to greatly reduced running costs. The new Note has been completely redesigned from the ground up and features a new package of technologies and boasts greatly reduced running costs and first class safety features.
Servicing, maintenance and repair (SMR) costs on the new model have also reduced by thirteen percent. Combine those SME improvements with stronger residuals and the average Note monthly contract hire rates will reduce by around £1,188 on a three year contract, the equivalent to nearly thirty-three pounds per month. Plus future residual values are predicted to rise by as much as £1,125 over a typical three year thirty thousand mile contract according to valuation expert CAP, seven per cent uplift over the outgoing model. Nissan corporate sales director, Barry Beeston said “Note provides a brand new and exciting proposition to fleets within the mainstream B-sector which is the basis for many company car choice lists. The used guides have reacted very positively to the car which helps drive down leasing costs taking the Note competitive with mainstream rivals.”
Exciting New Features
The new Nissan Note also offers some exciting new features only previously seen on larger cars this includes Nissan’s Safety Shield technologies which links three safety systems to create a comprehensive driver assistance protection package. Monitored by a unique rear camera that integrates its own ‘wash and blow dry’ facility to keep the lens clean, it works to keep drivers fully informed of their immediate surroundings. Also making its sector debut is Nissan’s acclaimed Around View Monitor, a feature that provides drivers with a remarkable 360-degree bird’s eye view to make reversing a worry-free affair.
The low running costs will appeal to all motorists not only motorists in the fleet world, Co2 emissions are as low as 95g/km and there is a range of diesel and petrol engines offered including a 1.2-litre three-cylinder unit that generates 80PS, a 98PS 1.2-litre supercharged DIG-S and a 1.5-litre dCi diesel that produces 90PS. A CVT transmission is available on the 1.2-litre DIG-S engine and all variants of the new Note are equipped with an idle stop/start system as standard.
The Nissan Note is no doubt a fantastic supermini offering affordable technology; it is available to order with prices starting from £11,900.