The next news from Nissan for the day is that it has just enhanced the Nissan Note range with the DIG-S trim level. The car will be powered by company's supercharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, thus promising best in class efficiency and low running costs.

However, the unit sports low-friction, it is lightweight and highly efficient, and has a displacement of just 1,198cc. Despite the compact dimensions, the Direct Injection Gasoline – Supercharged generates 98 hp (72 kW) and 147 Nm (108 lb-ft) of torque for CO2 emission and fuel efficiency figures of 99g/km and 65.7mpg, respectively.

Furthermore, the DIG-S has Nissan's Idle Stop/Start system that switches-off the engine when the car is stationary. The brand has made some improvements to the system that result in reduced noise and vibration during the restarting process.

The new powertrain can be matched with either a five-speed manual transmission or an optional XTronic one. XTronic is a low friction technology which makes the Note more efficient than ever.

What is more, in terms of exterior and structure enhancements, the DIG-S models benefit from 16-inch alloy wheels as standard, revised suspension including new springs, dampers and roll-bars, revised steering settings, changes to the VDC and ESP software.

As an option, the brand is also introducing a very special Style Pack. It adds two-tone diamond cut 16-inch alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, carbon look rear bumper, neat rear roof spoiler, side sills, aggressive front bumper with a glossy black grille and topped by black bezel headlamps.

The interior here is adorned with a three spoke steering wheel, and features Nissan Safety Shield, which brings together a number of features that use cameras and sensors to monitor the area around the car at all times. These include Blind Spot Warning, Land Departure Warning, Moving Object Detection and Around View Monitor.

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Source: Nissan