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Nissan note acenta premium 2013

There are three distinct grades of trim available for the Nissan Note; Visia, Acenta and Tekna, though Acenta is bolstered by an Acenta Premium model also. Nissan expects 85 percent of sales to be Acenta and Acenta Premium, split 50/50 between them.

Even as standard the Note comes generally well-equipped, the entry-level Visia model benefitting from daytime running lights, six airbags, ESP, front electric windows, cruise control, a CD player with USB input and stop/start. These models don’t come with the clever sliding rear bench though.

Moving up a level to the Acenta car owners will notice the appearance of body coloured heated mirrors, 16-inch alloy wheels (on the supercharged petrol, 15inch on others), body-coloured door handles and privacy glass. Inside the cabin is kept cool with air conditioning while the height adjustable driver’s seat is a welcome addition. The rear seat will slide too while the flexi board adjustable boot floor is helpful also.

It’s easy to see why the Acenta Premium model will generate the lion’s share of sales too, thanks to the standard fit Nissan Connect sat-nav, climate control, front fog lights and an automatic function for the lights and wipers.

If you can afford the leap to Tekna trim you’ll enjoy 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather steering wheel, Nissan’s i-Key (keyless start), Around View Monitor, part leather seats, 6 speakers and Safety Shield technology in addition to what is found on Acenta Premium models.

New Note n-tec added and Acenta Premium gains DAB radio

A family-friendly trim with new styling and additional technology was added in 2015.

This sits between the range-topping Tekna and mid-grade Acenta Premium grades and includes new 16-inch alloys.

A 5.8 inch touchscreen with NissanConnect, DAB radio and a rear view camera, is joined by the Safety Shield suite of technologies, including Blind Spot Warning, Moving Object Detection and Lane Departure Warning.

Mid-grade Acenta Premium cars gained the New NissanConnect system with DAB radio and Bluetooth connectivity as part of the upgrade.

There’s a number of option packs available too, including the Family Pack which adds tinted rear windows, rear centre headrest, rear centre armrest, seatback tables, sliding rear bench and the adjustable bootfloor to Acenta models. The Auto Pack also adds front fog-lights, automatic headlamps and wipers as well as climate control to the mid-range model.

There’s also the option of the Dynamic Styling Pack, which costs an additional £800 on top of the Tekna model’s list price. This adds unique alloy wheels as well as deeper front and rear bumper extensions.

Choose the supercharged DIG-S engine and you’ll benefit from a unique steering and suspension set up in addition to that car’s 16-inch alloy wheels.

But by far the most interesting part of the new Nissan Note specification is the Safety Shield kit, found as standard on top-grade Tekna models. Using the rear-mounted Around View monitor, with its clever blow dry cleaning system, it can detect moving objects (such as a child or animal for example) when reversing the Note into a parking space as well as keeping you on the straight and narrow thanks to its lane departure warning system. The active blind spot monitoring should keep you out of harm’s way too.