The all-new Nissan Note will be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, with sub-100g/km petrol and diesel engines as well as a range of new safety technology.
All new Note variants equipped with an idle stop/start system as standard, delivering CO2 emissions as low as 95g/km.
It also features advanced technology which has never been seen in its sector before, including Nissan's Around View Monitor (AVM) parking camera system, blindspot warning, lane departure warning, and moving objext detection, the latter three as part of Nissan's 'safety shield' pack.
Two 1.2-litre petrol engines and one 1.5-litre diesel engine will be available in the new Note. The entry-level 1.2-litre produces power and torque figures of 80bhp and 81lb-ft of torque. It has combined fuel economy of 60.1mpg, while CO2 emissions are 109g/km.
The 98bhp 1.2-litre DIG-S one has CO2 emissions of 99g/km with the manual gearbox (119g/km with CVT transmission). Fuel consumption is 65.7mpg (with manual transmission) on the combined cycle.
Completing the Note engine range is a newly engineered four-cylinder 1.5-litre turbo diesel. This 90bhp Renault-sourced engine emits 95g/km of CO2 and offers a combined fuel economy figure of 78.5mpg.
The new Note will launch with three trim grades – Visia, Acenta and Tekna. All models will feature stop-start ignition systems, six airbags and cruise control with a speed limiter.
Mid-spec Acenta models add air-conditioning, Bluetooth connection and rear electric windows, while top grade Tekna models feature the Safety Shield pack, Nissan Connect, Around View Monitor, part leather trim and keyless entry with i-key.
Paul Willcox, senior vice-president for Nissan sales and marketing in Europe said: "The new Note isn’t just a direct replacement for current Note, it’s a completely different car with a completely different place in the market.
"Sitting at the very heart of the B-segment, the new Note takes on high volume competitors with great design and premium technology in an accessible package. We’re really excited to be expanding our small car range with such an attractive and advanced new hatchback."
Production of the new Note will start in the summer, with first deliveries scheduled for autumn 2013.