NISSAN has unveiled its newest model to enter production on Wearside.
The new Note will take its formal bow at the Geneva Motor Show next month, but the firm has now released the first images of the car, which sees the first use in a small family car of Nissan’s new Safety Shield, previously only available on premium sector models and features a blind spot warning system, lane departure warning and moving object detection system which use using data from a wide view rear camera.
The Note is also the first car in its segment to offer Around View Monitor (AVM) - Nissan’s multi-camera parking aid which displays an image of the car and its surroundings as seen from above on a dashboard screen.
Etienne Henry, Vice-President for Nissan Strategy & Product Planning in Europe commented: “New Note presented a fascinating engineering challenge, in that we wanted to incorporate a huge amount of advanced technology but keep the costs reasonable.
“In developing the three Safety Shield pack elements to run from one camera we were able to keep manufacturing costs under tight control and make this technology package accessible to the B-segment for the first time.”