14,000 pre-orders taken
The new Nissan Note goes into production and the UK’s biggest car plant will be busy as there are fourteen thousand Nissan Notes already pre-ordered across Europe. Nissan have invested £125 million into their Sunderland plant that is supported by a £9.3 million grant from the UK Government’s Regional Growth Fund. The investment has created over two thousand jobs.
John Martin, Nissan’s Senior Vice President for Manufacturing, Purchasing and Supply Chain Management in Europe said “the new Nissan Note is giving mainstream B-segment customers an unprecedented combination of design, technology and safety features which up to now have only been available in premium brands. This investment is further endorsement of our Sunderland Plant, which is now an international benchmark for productivity and quality as a result of the hard work and consistently high performance by the management and workforce. I would like to congratulate all of my colleagues at the plant and in our supply base on the launch of this new model, and once again thank the UK Government for their ongoing support for the automotive industry.”
Business Minister Michael Fallon said "the investment by Nissan to make the Note at the world class Sunderland plant has been achieved by Government and industry working together. It provides a very welcome boost to their exceptional workforce, the North East economy and the country. Working in partnership with industry, our automotive industrial strategy sets out how we will secure the long term future of the sector as a UK success story by growing our share of the value chain and by getting ahead of the game in research and development on the vehicles of tomorrow.”
The flurry of pre-orders for the new Note will no doubt be due to the new Note boasting reduced running costs. The new Note has been completely redesigned from the ground up and features a new package of technologies and greatly reduced running costs plus first class safety features. 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.
This fantastic supermini is priced from £11,900 and offers affordable technology and exciting new features only previously seen on larger cars.