2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
The Nissan Note is more than just a city car. In the twinkling of an eye, the city runabout can be transformed into a load donkey and the Japanese does a solid job even over long distances.
By Marcel Sommer
It works and looks good too. The Nissan Note is appearing more and more frequently on our roads for a reason. Its length of 4.10 meters makes it the perfect hybrid: with the characteristics of a city runabout and those of a loadmaster. Its rear seat, which can easily be moved by 17 centimeters, and the intelligent Flexi-Board system in the trunk turn a chauffeur limousine into a hardware store shopping trolley in no time at all.
Only one diesel available
So that the passengers in the rear and shopping are not only protected from the sun, but also from prying eyes, the Tekna equipment variant has black-tinted windows from the B-pillar. The accompanying sporty appearance even lives up to the 1280 kilogram family friend with its top engines.
It should be noted here that the current version of the Note only has a 1.5-liter diesel from Allianz partner Renault with 66 kW / 90 hp and a full 200 Newton meters of torque at 1750 rpm. The powerful 75 kW / 103 PS diesel was deleted from the current range. On the gasoline side, there are two engines with 65 kW / 88 PS and 81 kW / 110 PS to choose from.
From the Ruhr area to the north coast of Denmark
The diesel impresses above all with its powerful acceleration and very low consumption of less than five liters per hundred kilometers. In other words, one tank of fuel reaches from the Ruhr area to the north coast of Denmark. The Japanese engineers understand that the seats and the right sense of space are extremely important on such a long tour. Drivers over 1.95 meters tall cannot complain about any points of interest either in the front or in the rear.
If the rear bench is moved backwards, even basketball players can cross their legs. And the top version of the Note also has a little candy for the smallest passengers: folding picnic tables on the back of the driver and front passenger seats. So that the result when painting by numbers doesn't always turn out to be spaghetti, the Nissan, which is available from 13,910 euros, has pleasant suspension. Safety is provided as standard by ESP, driver and front passenger airbags (can be switched off), side airbags in the backrests of the front seats, head airbags at the front and rear, and a brake assistant.
Perfect everyday solution for just under 20,000 euros
The Nissan Connect system is available so that you can always get from A to B without detours and, if necessary, still be able to make calls via Bluetooth. Here you can select the desired destination or the secret phone affair with just a few and above all intuitive screen touches.
Overall, the small Japanese convinces with a good price-performance ratio and, especially in the top version from 19,890 euros, more than sufficient equipment. In short: The Note is the perfect everyday solution for small families. (Mid)