6 October 2016

New Micra replaces Nissan's Note

For those who were surprised at the big transformation in Nissan's supermini Micra at the Paris Motor Show, it's because the company is dropping the Note model, writes Brian Byrne.

The very striking Micra was one of the star turns at Paris, and will now pair the Juke crossover as the company's offerings in the segment.

The Note, technically classed as a small MPV, will be discontinued early in 2017. It went on sale in Europe initially in 2006, and was built in Nissan's Sunderland plant in the UK for the European market.

In the long in automotive terms gap between the cessation of the Almera and the arrival of the current Pulsar, the Note was a flag-carrier for the brand in the compact family segment, though the Qashqai crossover actually attracted more buyers. The Note was revised in 2013.