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Nissan Note goes into the Black

Limited Black Edition adds blackened trim pieces inside and out

Published: July 5, 2016, 12:00 AM
Updated: July 8, 2016, 3:04 PM

Black Edition Nissan Note

Limited editions of automobiles usually are bestowed on the most high-profile models but Nissan is making a limited edition of one of its smallest models — the Note (knows as the Versa Note in North America).

Black Edition Nissan Note

The Black Edition of the Note is, as you might guess from the name, most evident in its striking exterior, with lowered body front, rear and sides, combined with blacked out trim pieces such as door handles, mirror housings, headlight bezels and a high rear spoiler.

The special blackened alloy wheels are 16 in. in diameter and add a finished, polished look to the profile, as do blacked out B and C pillars. The exterior is available in Pearl Black metallic or Storm Whiter pearlescent.

Inside, there is a new gloss black trim panels for the centre console, topped off with a black gear shift knob, and a black headliner to the ceiling. Electric rear windows, air conditioning, a leather covered steering wheel and Bluetooth connectivity are all standard.

Like all Versa Notes, it is available with a 109-hp 1.6-litre 4-cylinder engine, though in Europe (where the Note Black Edition) originates, it is also available with a 1.5-litre turbodiesel “four.” Power is distributed to the front wheels by Nissan’s much-praised continuously variable transmission.

No word on whether the limited edition will be available in Canada, but in the UK, it goes for £14,415 (roughly $24,456), which is well above the MSRP of the line-topping Versa Note SL (from $19,748).