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Nissan unveils new Note global compact car

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Nissan Motor Co on Monday unveiled the Nissan Note, a new global compact car, at a world premiere held at the Osanbashi venue in Yokohama.

Nissan says the Note achieves class-leading fuel efficiency and emission levels, combining advanced engine technology, a lightweight platform and improved aerodynamics.

The new hatchback includes Nissan's advanced Around View Monitor (AVM) which is included for the first time in a compact car, helping to take the stress out of reversing and parallel parking in tight spaces.

The Note's eye-catching exterior features a striking character line, known as the Squash Line, and an aerodynamic body shape while its distinctive front grille, headlamps and rear combination lamps combine to create a sense of dynamism and sophistication.

The revamped body structure enabled the Note's designers to deliver a spacious interior that is beyond expectations for a car in this class. An expansive and inviting cabin includes a flowing line above the instrument panel, which inspired by ripples in sand, helps express the Note's practicality and modernity as well as contributing to its high-quality interior.

Two new engines will be available to customers in Japan, including the new supercharged HR12DDR (DIG-S) and the HR12DE, which has received acclaim in the Nissan March.

Combining the compact, lightweight next-generation XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) for all grades with an Idling Stop System for 2WD, the newly-developed three-cylinder supercharged, direct injection DIG-S engine provides excellent fuel efficiency, achieving class-leading economy of 25.2 km/L (on JC08 mode).

A global success since its launch in 2005, Nissan has sold 940,000 units of the current Note.

The new Japanese-market Note will be manufactured at Nissan Motor Kyushu. Nissan's Sunderland plant in the UK will produce models for Europe, which are planned for release in 2013.

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I wonder if it is as boring to drive as other Nissans? However it has equipment to help to take the stress out of reversing and parallel parking in tight spaces which is handy for women drivers!

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And the price?

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It will be available in the US as the Versa Hatchback.

Surprisingly it won't be the Tiida Hatchback available in other parts of the world.

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Nobody in Europe will give it a second look unless a diesel is available.

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I wonder if it is as boring to drive as other Nissans? However it has equipment to help to take the stress out of reversing and parallel parking in tight spaces which is handy for women drivers!

I have a feeling this car was conceived to be thrifty, not necessarily exciting.

As for the rest of your comment, I'll just say this: you type surprisingly well for a Neanderthal.

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