Choose this new trim and you’ll mostly get new cosmetic details to set it apart from the rest of the range.
Outside, the n-tec is distinguished by a new sporty-looking front and rear bumpers, black headlamp bezels and privacy (tinted) glass for the rear windows. Silver door mirror covers and handles are unique to the n-tec, as are the 16-inch alloy wheels and Ink Blue Metallic paint – the finish shown in the photos on this page.
Subtle blue touches appear on the inside too, most notably on the stitching of the leather steering wheel. A 5.8-inch touchscreen controls the satellite navigation system, while also taking care of the DAB (digital) radio and rear-view camera.
The n-tec also benefits from the Tekna trim level’s safety features, such as blind-spot warning, moving object detection and lane departure warning. Power comes courtesy of a 1.2-litre petrol engine, producing 79hp and emitting 109g/km of CO2 – that means it’ll cost just £20 per year to tax.
The Note n-tec starts from £15,365 – almost exactly splitting the £1,790 difference between the Tekna and Acenta trim levels in half. Prices start at £10,050 for the entry-level version of the Japanese firm’s answer to the Honda Jazz and Volkswagen Polo.