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Remember that white Nissan Note that we saw in Bangsar? That one had a trade plate. Today we caught another Nissan Note in the Klang Valley, this time registered with a Wilayah number plate.

Could it be the very same car? Maybe, or maybe not – the Bangsar car was fitted with black steel wheels while this white one looks like it had alloy wheels. This could also very well be a grey import.

Malaysia first got a preview of the Nissan Note at KLIMS 2013, where the Honda Jazz-size tall roof hatchback was displayed together with a preliminary spec sheet. The spec sheet listed a 1.5 iltre HR15DE CVTC engine, producing 102 PS and 139 Nm of torque, mated to a four-speed automatic gearbox.

The last official word was that the Nissan Note was planned to be launched by the end of 2014. The word through the grapevine now is that the launch has been postponed while Tan Chong works on how to get a more competitive price on it. The new Honda Jazz probably has something to do with it, launched recently with attractive pricing and specifications, and the H badge is more popular with the consumers.

Nissan’s next product launches should be the facelifted Nissan Serena S-Hybrid MPV and the new Nissan X-Trail, both set to be locally assembled in Malaysia.


GALLERY: Nissan Note at KLIMS 2013

GALLERY: Nissan Note NISMO