posted 3 years ago

New Nissan Note DIG-S now in showrooms

DIG-S range priced from £14,495

The Nissan Note range has been boosted by the arrival of the DIG-S.  Powered by Nissan's state-of-the-art supercharged petrol engine, DIG-S promises best in class efficiency and low running costs to match its bold design and smart technology.

For those who don't know DIG-S stands for Direct Injection Gasoline Supercharged, the direct injection engine delivers the economy and emissions of a diesel with the refinement and responsiveness of a 1.6litre four cylinder petrol engine. Fuel efficiency is strong returning 65.7mpg and Co2 emissions are just 99g/km. This advanced engine features a range of innovative features to ensure it not just meets but exceeds customer expectations. An offset crank pulley counterweight smoothes out the imbalances inherent in a three-cylinder engine while the adoption of the Miller Cycle combustion process allied to the advanced supercharger boosts efficiency. The DIG-S has Nissan's Idle Stop/Start system that cuts the engine completely when the car is stationary, there is also improvements to the system to reduce noise and vibration.

The Nissan Note DIG-S models further benefit from 16-inch alloy wheels as standard as well as revisions to the suspension for enhanced ride and handling. Changes include new springs, dampers and roll-bars, revised steering settings and the addition of stiffening braces at the front and rear to improve body stiffness still further.

The arrival of the DIG-S completes the Note's powertrain line-up and is expected to represent 25 per cent of sales in the UK. It will carry just a £1,000 premium over the non-supercharged 1.2-litre engine.  It is available from Acenta trim upwards with prices starting from £14,495.

At the same time as DIG-S models arrive in showrooms, Nissan is introducing a Style Pack which is available from Acenta grade and costs an additional £800. The Style Pack allows owners to create an even more distinctive and dynamic look for their new Note. Styling enhancements include two-tone diamond cut 16-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, carbon look rear bumper, neat rear roof spoiler, side sills and a more aggressive front bumper with a glossy black grille and topped by black bezel headlamps.

Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan Europe said "Nissan Note has already made a real impression in Europe with strong sales in all markets. The arrival of the hugely effective DIG-S engine and the added design enhancements offered by the Style Pack will further cement its position as a genuine force in the B-segment.”