Nissan has revealed that the Note minivan will get the axe in Europe next spring.
While speaking with Automotive News Europe, Nissan Europe’s head of sales and marketing, Guillaume Cartier, said that it was distracting to buyers for Nissan to have three vehicles in the small-car sector. Now, the all-new Micra will fill the gap left behind by the Note.
“I use the image of the casino. If I bet on many squares I never win a lot. Now I’m betting on one square,” Cartier said.
The Note is currently produced at the automaker’s factory in Sunderland, England but next spring, production will cease.
Beyond being one too many small cars for the brand, Nissan will kill the Note due to dwindling demand for subcompact minivans. According to Cartier, sales in the segment have fallen from a peak of 1.1 million units annually to around 600,000.
What’s more, the Note is also the lowest-selling of all Nissan’s mainstream models and in the first eight months of the year, just 24,800 examples were sold.