Nissan Note, like other models of Nissan, belonging to the category of "compact", in particular March or Cube, is made on a compact platform of class "B". The dimensions of this machine are selected in such a way as to fit into certain frames: the height does not exceed 1500 mm, the width and length of the machine correspond to the “5th size” of the body. At the same time, with a fairly long base, the salon accommodates 5 adults. The luggage compartment of the car was made with an interesting decision: a two-stage lid is laid on the floor, which, if necessary, can divide the trunk into upper and lower compartments, and can also be used as a partition separating the luggage compartment from the passenger compartment. The backs of the rear seats are equipped with head restraints, but in order to fold the seats, it is not necessary to remove them. In the domestic market of Japan, Nissan Note in 2005 appeared as one of the most inexpensive cars of the one and a half liter class, while offering in the compact case sufficient living space. The cost of the first generation machine in the simplest modification was 1260 thousand yen. At the same time, the variety made it possible to choose more interesting options in terms of configurations, in particular, expensive versions such as "Rider V", "Rider plus" with xenon headlights, aluminum rims of increased diameter, an automatic transmission (rather than a variator, as in more simple versions), on all-wheel drive, with an engine start button, DVD and a navigation system with a hard drive and a large LCD monitor; fully automatic air conditioning equipped with a digital climate control display. Over the years of the car’s release, special editions have been repeatedly issued, restyling has been carried out, affecting the interior, exterior and level of equipment. In later expensive versions, there may be an Intelligent Key, a sports-type three-spoke leather steering wheel, an intelligent air conditioning system and other high-end attributes.
At first, only one engine was installed on all Nissan Note - a 4-cylinder aluminum engine with a volume of 1.5 liters (109 liters. with.). In combination with it there is a variator, due to which a minimum fuel consumption is provided, or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The year 2008 was marked by the expansion of the motor range due to the appearance of new engines for modifications of the sports class. The first is an engine with a volume of 1.6 liters, but the same actual power - 109 hp. The second is a more powerful version of the 1.5-liter HR15DE, from which it was possible to remove 116 liters. with. Both motors are characterized by increased torque, while the 1.6-liter is equipped with a manual transmission.
Nissan Note suspension fully complies with modern standards of an inexpensive compact class. Front - suspension struts, rear - torsion bar. Front ventilated disc brakes, rear - drum. The main number of configurations falls on front-wheel drive, but there are also modifications equipped with the e-4WD system, in which the rear wheels are rotated by an electric motor. That is, the cardan is practically absent in the car, and the electric motor itself uses energy from the auxiliary generator 42V on the engine. This system provides excellent fuel economy. There are also nuances - the connection of the rear wheels is possible in motion, although when you set speed above 30 km / h, all-wheel drive is turned off automatically; the same thing happens in case of overheating at high loads on the transmission. Nissan Note safety equipment includes frontal airbags (lateral - an option), child seat fasteners, seat belts with load limiters and pretensioners, door stiffeners, ruggedized body, as well as the most necessary set of electronic systems: ABS (anti-lock brake system ), EBD (electronic brake force distribution system) and Brake Assist (auxiliary brake system). In addition, Nissan Note is one of the safest cars according to NASVA (Japan), in the tests of which the car received six stars for protecting the driver and front passenger.
Nissan Note is an excellent, quite economical and very convenient car for moving around the city, which is in demand not only as a vehicle for individual use, but also as a family car. At the same time, this is one of the most common Nissan models on the market, represented by a very large variety of years and technical condition. And right-hand drive copies often bribe with their richer equipment.