Published on December 4th, 2021 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Would You Buy A Used 2013 Nissan Note
There are two units of the Nissan Note on sale right now by its brand guardian.
Never officially launched in Malaysia by Edaran Tan Chong Motor (ETCM) due to local assembly and local assembly issues, the Nissan Note would have been an immediate rival to the best selling Honda Jazz year after year.
This compact Nissan was pretty popular in certain markets like Japan and Europe. For those unfamiliar with this model, it is a compact 5-door hatchback with a fuel sipping engine.
In previous generations, the Note has been powered by small displacement petrol or diesel engines. Then in 2017, Nissan offered a hybrid variant called the Note e-Power NISMO S. This was well received in Japan and some overseas markets.
Then in December last year Nissan launched The new Note will come exclusively with Nissan’s e-POWER electrified powertrain. As the company’s best-selling model in its home market, this car continues to play a key role in the Nissan NEXT global business transformation plan.
But this here is the 2012 Nissan Note which was a hatchback for mainstream B-segment. Imported in by ETCM for product evaluation, the conservative nature of the company prevented many Malaysians from getting a high quality compact car.
The Nissan Note achieved class-leading fuel efficiency and emission levels, combining advanced engine technology, a lightweight platform and improved aerodynamics.
This hatchback was equipped with Nissan’s advanced Around View Monitor (AVM) which was 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 well designed body structure enabled the Nissan 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 engines was made available to customers in Japan, including a supercharged HR12DDR (DIG-S) and the popular HR12DE, which had received much acclaim in the Nissan March.
Combining the compact, lightweight next-generation XTRONIC CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) for all grades with an Idling Stop System, the newly-developed three-cylinder supercharged, direct injection DIG-S engine provides an enjoyable driving experience and 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 Nissan Note was and continues to be manufactured at Nissan Motor Kyushu.
Today, there are two units of the Nissan Note sitting at the MUV car park waiting for buyers. One base model at RM45,000 and a high specification Note at RM49,000.