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Nissan to end Note production

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:00 am

Nissan will end European sales of the Note, its third offering in the subcompact segment (Alongside the new Micra and the Juke), early next year.

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Having three offerings in the small-car sector was distracting for buyers, said Nissan Europe's head of sales and marketing, Guillaume Cartier. "I use the image of the casino. If I bet on many squares I never win a lot. Now I'm betting on one square," he said at the Paris auto show.

The Micra has grown in size to become one of the biggest in the segment, Nissan said.

The striking angular design of the new car also helps Nissan to build its brand, something that the current Micra and Note were not achieving, Cartier said. "If we want to perform, let us focus on the core and make sure we invest to have the best-in-class car," he said. "The current Micra is more a mode of transportation than a passionate car."

The Note has the lowest volume among Nissan's mainstream models. Its eight-month European sales were 24,800, down from 33,038 the year before.

It is another blow for Sunderland though, the Note is produced there and the new Micra will be produced in France.


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Re: Nissan to end Note production

Post by acrorat » Thu Oct 06, 2016 6:20 pm

Oddly enough I was at my dealer getting JE's fifth service and a woman next to me was planning to buy a Note. So I mentioned this, out of earshot of the salesman, as it seemed the right thing to do :)
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Re: Nissan to end Note production

Post by Rob » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:57 pm

I think there will be some bargains to be had on the last cars over the next couple of months.


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