The Nissan Note has become quite the familiar site throughout Europe and in Britain especially as it was built there, at the Japanese firm’s Sunderland plant.
What most of us don’t realize is that the mini-MPV is getting on a bit now, for all of its facelifts and what have you, it was released back in 2006 and has well stood the test of time.
For 2012, Nissan has announced some minor changes for the Note. After all, if the recipe works, you tweak it, you don’t go around and change it entirely.
The changes are mostly on the cosmetic front, both inside and outside the car, but there is a new trim level and a few other pleasant touches.
In terms of propulsion however, you’ll be stuck with the same 1.4 and 1.6 liter petrols or the 1.5 diesel. Hop inside though and you’ll notice that regardless of trim level you get a treat.
Climate control, automatic wipers and headlights all come as standard now. Once you start specializing, things change.
The Acenta model gets these awesome 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels and a chrome effect finish for the side view mirrors and the fog light surrounds.
Finally, the 2012 Nissan Note comes with a new trim level, one that’s called N-TEC+. The N-TEC+ lineup gets you everything on the Acenta plus parking sensors, tinted rear windows and an advanced infotainment system.
This system features Connect satellite navigation, CD player, iPod, USB and Aux In compatibility and a full Bluetooth phone call handling service.
Nissan’s 2012 Note is looking better than ever but we’re starting to wonder about when will the company bring out a completely new model.