Note new 5-door hatchback.
12th August 2005.
With the debut of NOTE, an innovative
new small family car, the Micra C+C, a chic
coupé/convertible and the new sporting Micra 160SR,
Nissan is using the Frankfurt Motor Show to showcase its
strengthened range of small cars.
The new Nissan NOTE is a roomy
five-door hatchback that combines innovative styling and
practicality with a strong sporting flavour. It is aimed
at parents who have a need for a car to match their busy
lives, but who don’t want to stop having fun behind the
funny note in the lower medium/ C segment
The NOTE has a dynamic stance and
distinctive styling cues, which will appeal to buyers who
have always considered design as an important priority
when they’re shopping for a car. But good style and fun
to drive does not mean that the NOTE cannot meet the needs
of busy families with a limited budget.
Inside, there is a vast amount of space
thanks to the wheelbase of 2600mm – longer than that of
– and the space can be maximised thanks to folding rear
seats, as well as a sliding rear bench.
There will be four engine options:
two 1.5 dCi diesels developing 50kW and 63kW (68 and 86PS)
respectively, a 1.4-litre 65kW (88PS) petrol unit and a
new 1.6-litre 81kW (110PS) petrol engine found in the new
Micra 160SR and C+C.
Customer deliveries will begin in
- With the Frankfurt Motor Show debut of Micra C+C, Nissan
is ready to open the latest chapter in the Micra
success story. Thanks to its clever folding roof, Micra
C+C allows owners the best of both worlds: fresh air when
the weather allows and hardtop protection when it’s
C+C introduces another
ingredient to the mix, one that’s unique in its class
– the roof is all glass, so the elements can be enjoyed
even in the depths of winter.
Note clear and tech-inspired design.
Undeniably elegant, Micra C+C is lower
and longer than the hatchback Micra. The roof line,
dictated by the steeply raked windscreen, is 110mm lower
than on the conventional car while Micra C+C is 90mm
longer overall: the extra length is all to the rear of the
car where it provides the extra room needed to stow the
hardtop behind the rear seats.
The hardtop itself is a work of art.
With a one-touch operation and automatic latching and
unlatching, it takes just 22 seconds to fold
clamshell-style beneath the double-hinged trunk lid. With
the roof folded, luggage space is a class leading 225
litres and that grows to 457 when the roof is up.
The C+C is powered by a 1.4- and a new
1.6-litre petrol engine, which is also used in the new
Micra 160SR. Customer deliveries begin in November.
- The culmination of a two-year project to develop a
range-leader which would add spice and dynamism to the
Micra range, the 160SR will satisfy enthusiastic drivers.
Central to the 160SR’s character is
the brand new 1.6-litre 16 valve four cylinder twin cam
which develops 81kW (110hp) and 153Nm of torque. The
engine gives the 160SR class leading performance with a
top speed potential of 183km/h (114mph). Standing start
acceleration sees the 160SR reach 100km/h (62mph) from
rest in just 9.8 seconds.
To produce sharper, sportier handling
the suspension has been stiffened and the power steering
modified to give greater feel and feedback. In addition,
electronic stability control has been made a standard