Nissan is trying to spice up the Note compact hatch by giving it a Black Edition for Europe.
In a bid to boost sales of the Note on the old continent, Nissan is applying some black body accents noticeable on the front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and also on the headlight bezels. These are part of a Dynamic Styling Pack which also brings a black roof-mounted spoiler at the back to make the B-segment five-door hatchback look a tad sportier.
The car rides on 16-inch wheels which as you would expect have also received a black finish and are complemented by the side mirror caps and door handles also featuring a similar appearance. All these modifications on the outside have a correspondent inside the cabin where the center console has a glossy black look while the gear shift knob and the headliner continue the same theme.
The Nissan Note Black Edition is based on the midrange Acenta trim level and can be had in a wide variety of body colors and with a generous array of optional kit. Buyers can pay more for goodies such as the NissanConnect touchscreen infotainment system, the i-Key remote access, and an Auto Pack bringing automatic headlights, fog lamps, rain sensor, and automatic air conditioning.
Two engines are being offered, a frugal turbodiesel 1.5-liter with 90 horsepower and a 1.2-liter gasoline engine with 80 hp or 98 horsepower. At an additional cost, the stronger gasoline engine can be linked to a continuously variable transmission to replace the standard manual gearbox.
Already available on order, the Note Black Edition is offered in Europe as a limited edition model, although Nissan isn’t saying how many units will be made. You’ll have to contact your local dealer to find out details about the price tag which given the car’s extras will be slightly higher than the standard Acenta trim upon which the limited-run model is based.
Gallery: Nissan Note Black Edition
Nissan Note Black Edition: stand out with style
- New limited edition of the popular compact hatchback
- Desirable styling enhancements create a sophisticated new look
- Based on Acenta mid-grade for high level of standard equipment
Striking contemporary design, a high standard specification and a touch of premium quality seamlessly blend together on a new special version of the Nissan Note – the Black Edition.
The most eye-catching enhancement is to the exterior of the popular compact (B-segment) hatchback. The addition of a Dynamic Styling Pack means sporty body-coloured bumpers front and rear, side skirts and black bezel headlights. A performance-oriented black spoiler at the top of the hatchback further enhances the look.
Other upgrades include 16-inch alloy wheels, smart new door handles and mirror covers, plus gloss inserts around the daytime running lights. There is a new high quality finish to the B and C-pillars, which frame the rear passenger door windows. As the car’s name implies, all these enhancements are finished in premium black.
The interior of the Note Black Edition has also been given a significant makeover. The centre console is finished in gloss black, with a black gear shift knob close by. Above, the black headliner adds a stand-out and sophisticated look. Electric rear windows are also included.
Optional extras include the Auto Pack, featuring automatic air conditioning, automatic rain sensor, automatic headlamps and front fog lamps. The NissanConnect touch-screen infotainment system and i-Key remote access and go technology are also available.
The Nissan Note Black Edition comes in a wide variety of body colours and is based on the popular Acenta mid-grade trim level. That means air conditioning, a multi-function leather steering wheel and Bluetooth connectivity with audio streaming are included on every car.
They are in addition to the Note’s most appealing features – its spacious interior and modern, efficient engines. Black Edition models are available mated to each of the four powerplants in the Note range – the 1.5-litre dCi 90 manual, 1.2-litre 80 manual, 1.2-litre DIG-S 98 manual and 1.2-litre DIG-S 98 CVT automatic.