Nissan Connect is now available in the UK for the Note and Micra models. Nissan Connect is an on-board infotainment cluster made up of things like Bluetooth connectivity and iPod sockets.

Buyers in the small-car market now have the ability to boast about having high-technologies normally associated with bigger vehicles in their own cars. Thanks to Nissan UK's compact range luxuries like Bluetooth and sat nav are but a touch away on the dashboard.

The company is launching Nissan Connect which is an in-car infotainment system provided for the Note and Micra Tekna models. It's a £400 option for the Note Acenta model. Nissan Connect was announced at the 2008 Paris Motor Show and comprises items like a single CD changer with full digital music connectivity. It can work with iPods that plug into the cubby through the auxiliary input socket or via a USB port. Music formats like MP3 and WMA are supported and the devices can be controlled through the screen provided.

Drivers are able to keep legal by connecting their cell phones via Bluetooth. The GPS-based sat nav displays in either 2D or 3D and can be heard in nine different languages. It can even give the user the best "eco" route which helps save fuel.

Customers whose right foot is as big as their willingness to pay speeding fines have the speed-limiter to assist them. As the name says, it places a limit on what speed you can drive so you can't exceed the set limit unless you switch off the system.


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