Nissan tweaks Note for 2011

  • Facelifted Note gets range-wide styling tweaks
  • All models to get stability control as standard
  • Prices set to stay the same despite upgrades

Nissan Note buyers will get even more for their money with a set of upgrades for its 2011 year models.

There are a number of changes right across the Note range, although prospective buyers will be pleased to hear that prices will remain the same as before the facelift.

On the safety front, stability control is now standard across the whole range. Also spanning the range is a set of exterior tweaks including silver door handles and boot trim, and gloss black C- and B-pillars. To complete the aesthetic changes, Nissan has added a pair of new red and grey paint codes to the line-up.

The biggest selling Note - the ‘n-tec' - gets an extra exterior tweak thanks to a new chrome front splitter cover and front entry guards. Inside, the n-tec gains a climate control set-up, while automatic lights and wipers are also added.

At the top end of the range, ‘Tekna' models get a new intelligent key system that offers keyless entry and will start the car as long as the driver is in possession of the key fob. On previous Notes this would have cost an extra £250.

Engine performance remains unchanged, although the 1.4 and 1.6-litre petrol versions will conform to tough Euro V emissions standards. However, BIK tax is unchanged, so you'll be paying the same company car tax as the previous model.