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Nissan Adds a New Note to its Versa Sub-Compact Line

Nissan Adds a New Note to its Versa Sub-Compact Line

By Jeff Youngs, June 14, 2013
Nissan Motor Co. this month is introducing its second-generation 2014 Versa Note hatchback, which adds a bevy of features to the global platform sub-compact model. The redesigned hatchback, which features more aggressive styling and enhanced fuel economy compared with the outgoing Nissan Versa hatchback, is priced to attract young buyers at a starting list price (MSRP) of $13,990--$680 lower than the current Versa hatchback.

The revamped Versa Note is available in S, S Plus, and SV trim levels. Pricing begins at $13,990 for the Versa Note 1.6 S MT and $15,990 for the Note 1.6 SV CVT. Four optional convenience and tech packages are offered with the different trim levels. All Note models are equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection and twin CVTCS (Continuously Variable Timing Control Systems) for optimal fuel efficiency. Nissan rates the Versa Note's fuel economy at an estimated 40 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg in city driving, with a combined average of 35 mpg for CVT-equipped models.

Available features on the 2014 Versa Note include:
  • Active Grille Shutters for enhanced fuel economy
  • NissanConnect with Navigation System with Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, Google Services, Pandora compatibility and Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • Heated front seats and heated outside mirrors
  • 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels

The Versa Note joins the redesigned-for-2012 Versa Sedan S, with pricing that begins at $11,990 and which has been the most popular sub-compact model in the U.S. market for 20 straight months, according to Nissan. Through the first five months of 2013, Versa sedan sales were 55,056 units vs. 52,173 in the same time period a year ago, according to J.D. Power research. In fact, the Versa sedan has outsold the Chevrolet Sonic, the second-best-selling model in the entry small car segment, by more than 17,000 units this year.

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