Nissan: 2014 Nissan Versa Note Press Kit

Posted on 12. Jul, 2013 by in Nissan Canada

  • Class-leading 40 miles per gallon highway fuel economy, best-in-class*** 31 mpg city/35 mpg sum fuel economy (CVT-equipped models)
  • Smart wrapping and class-leading bucket space, with Divide–N-Hide® Adjustable Floor (adjustable back bucket floor)
  • Available NissanConnectSM with Navigation System, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, RearView Monitor and class-exclusive Around View® Monitor
  • Starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)**** of $13,990 USD

The Nissan Versa lineup, that has been a longtime sales and share personality in a rival United States entry-level segment, gets a thespian new demeanour with a launch of a all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note. The second-generation hatchback goes on sale during Nissan’s U.S. dealers in Jun 2013 and gives notice that in an epoch of changing consumer needs and expectations, Versa intends to sojourn distant forward of a rest of a entry-level pack.

Pierre Loing, clamp president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. said: “As a messenger to a renouned Versa sedan, a all-new Versa Note celebrates a singular qualities of a 5-door hatchback pattern – something we are job ‘Your Door to More.’ Versa Note is a passion enabler, interjection to a well-developed multiple of versatility, record and value.  It’s transformative, gratifying owners’ romantic and receptive needs with facilities such as neat styling and facilities like a Around View® Monitor during an affordable price.”

The Note nomination leverages a tellurian participation and appeal, while staying loyal to and celebrating Versa’s success as a best offering entrance automobile in America.***** While pity a modernized tallness and drivetrain with a Versa sedan, Versa Note has a possess particular demeanour and feel inside and out. Following a high-value Versa sedan, a new Versa Note also offers some-more value on all grades than a prior Versa hatchback (model year 2012), commencement with a starting MSRP of $13,990 USD.

The 2014 Versa Note is offering in a operation of well-equipped category levels: S, S Plus and SV, with accessible SV Convenience, Sport Value Package, SL Package and SL Tech Package. Each is versed with an modernized 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with twin fuel injection and Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control).

The Versa Note S facilities a 5-speed primer transmission, while a S Plus and SV models are versed with a customary next-generation Nissan Xtronic CVT® transmission. Fuel economy for a front-wheel expostulate Versa Note is rated during a best-in-class-level*** of 31 mpg City and 35 mpg Combined and class-leading 40 mpg highway fuel economy (CVT-equipped models).

A Bold New Look – Open, Aero and Energetic
The 2014 Nissan Versa Note’s sculpted, complicated styling is designed to accomplish twin things: yield extended aerodynamics to assistance urge fuel economy and to mount out from a throng of entry-level competitors. Its thespian figure and proportions yield an enterprising demeanour that reflects a active lives of a aim buyers.

Along with a steeply sloped front windshield and deeply sculpted doors, Versa Note facilities a thespian impression line called a “squash line.” Inspired by a general competition of squash, a line follows a arena of a squish round attack a wall, bouncing on a justice building and returning to a player. This “rebound path” projects a enterprising appetite of Versa Note in both demeanour and pushing feel.

Attention to aerodynamic fact helps Versa Note grasp a fellow of drag of 0.298 (CVT-equipped models) – a 9 percent diminution over a 2012 Versa hatchback’s 0.31 Cd. The vast front spoiler combines with a “kick up” roof figure and low aero-drag building structure (including front and back tire deflectors, back cessation flare mounted flush with building and fuel tank deflectors) to approach airflow over, underneath and around a body.

CVT-equipped Versa Note models embody Nissan’s first-ever Active Grille Shutter, that boundary a volume of atmosphere entering a engine compartment, shortening drag force by 0.01. The Active Grille Shutter is generally sealed during speeds above 20 miles per hour.

The iconic front grille and vast multi-reflector headlights are interconnected with Note’s “boomerang” back taillights, that are identical to those found on a Nissan 370Z and Nissan JUKE.

The special “vented” taillight pattern includes special outlets and mouth to assistance lamp atmosphere divided from a physique for reduced atmosphere turmoil and softened back flare prominence in bad weather. Fog lights and exhilarated sideview mirrors are also available.

Versa Note’s enterprising pattern also takes full advantage of use of Nissan’s tellurian “V” platform. It facilities a prolonged 102.4-inch wheelbase assisting maximize interior roominess, while six-inch shorter front and back overhangs than a prior Versa hatchback assistance yield a sporty position and parking maneuverability.

Another pivotal aspect of a new tallness and drivetrain is an estimated 300-pound rebate in altogether weight – including some-more than 200 pounds from structure optimization and some-more than 50 pounds by use of a new engine, CVT delivery and driveshaft.

“We’ve mislaid a weight homogeneous of an normal NFL lineman, that has a poignant impact on opening and fuel economy,” pronounced Loing. “The Versa Note physique is also indeed shorter though has some-more interior space than a prior Versa hatchback, another reward underline of a new V platform.”

The 2014 Versa Note is offering in 8 extraneous colors: Metallic Blue, Red Brick, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Gray, Super Black, Aspen White and twin all-new colors – Metallic Peacock and MorningSky Blue that are designed to emanate an active, enterprising participation and a clean, eco-friendly picture respectively.

Roomy Interior, Segment-First Technology
Nowhere is “Your Door to More” some-more apparent than in a ample five-passenger Versa Note interior, that provides a spacious, best-in-class sum interior volume of 115.5 cubic feet and best-in-class bucket space of 21.4 cubic feet – an boost from a prior era Versa hatchback’s 17.8 cubic feet. Cargo area liftover tallness has also been reduced by 1.7 inches for easier loading and unloading of complicated or massive objects.

Also heading a segment* is Note’s front headroom of 40.8 inches and back legroom of 38.3 inches – that is scarcely 3.7 inches longer than a nearest aspirant (38.3 inches contra 34.6 inches) – creation Versa Note both child accessible and adult comfortable.

“Common attention use is to concede possibly newcomer room or bucket space, trade one for a other. Note’s modernized pattern gives we both, enabling owners to take their passions – and friends and family – anywhere,” combined Loing.

Interior flexibility is serve extended by use of an accessible Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor. With a customary 60/40-split fold-down back chair folded down, a vast prosaic bucket area is created. With a back seats folded down, a Divide-N-Hide® element creates a prosaic bucket area. Lifting adult a bucket building house reveals a dark area underneath to keep valuables out of sight. When some-more space is indispensable for carrying taller or bulkier items, obscure a building house creates a deeper bucket well. The building house is designed to stay in a automobile nonetheless is simply private if desired. It’s a elementary resolution to change a need for a prosaic bucket building or extent bucket ability or security.

Said Loing: “Along with well-developed spaciousness, Versa Note offers a skill to residence a needs of owners who need one automobile to perform a tasks of many – people hauler, bucket hauler, commuter travel and weekend warrior.”

The ample interior is also a ideal compare for a stylish Versa Note exterior. The prolonged list of facilities starts with a customary cloth seating, 4-way tractable front bucket seats (S, S Plus) or 6-way seats (SV), Fine Vision instrumentation, AM/FM/CD/Aux-in audio element with 4 speakers, 12-volt energy outlet, front doorway pockets with bottle holders, twin front and back cupholders, front seatback pockets and many some-more amenities.

Heated front seats with upgraded chair cloth and stitching are also available, along with leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome/silver accents, USB submit with iPod® control and steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth® controls. Two interior colors are offered: Charcoal and Wheat Stone.

Among a new Versa Note’s astonishing and affordable record is a class-exclusive accessibility of Nissan’s modernized Around View® Monitor. The element utilizes 4 tiny superwide-angle cameras mounted on a front, side and back of a automobile to yield a practical 360° perspective of objects around a vehicle, with selectable split-screen close-ups of a front, back and quell views, assisting a motorist scheme a automobile into parsimonious spots. The Around View® Monitor is offering as partial of a SL Tech Package.

Said Loing: “No matter what a automobile size, people hatred parking – possibly together parking in a parsimonious space or pulling in or out of a space with vast vehicles on possibly side. We’re creation record such as a Around View® Monitor affordable since creation and piece-of-mind should not be a disdainful domain of aloft labelled vehicles.”

Also accessible as partial of a SL Tech Package is a modernized NissanConnectSM with Navigation System with NavTraffic and NavWeather real-time advisories (SiriusXM subscription required, sole separately). The element includes a 5.8-inch tone touch-screen display, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, Streaming Audio around Bluetooth®, Pandora® radio capability (iPhone® only), POIs powered by Google™ and Google™ Send-to-Car.

Along with a POIs powered by Google™’s some-more than 5 million points of interest, a Google™ Send-to-Car underline allows a user to send any residence to a navigation element regulating a computer. Directions are delivered and installed into a navi element when a automobile is started.

The NissanConnectSM with Navigation System’s Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant allows drivers to accept and respond to content messages though touching their dungeon phones. With a hold of a symbol messages can be review to a motorist and answered with pre-loaded responses around voice approval (not accessible with iPhone®).

The new Note’s Pandora® radio harmony lets a motorist try song formed on hand-picked favorites regulating a Pandora®-equipped iPhone® by a USB submit to listen to Pandora® giveaway internet radio and use a ‘thumbs up’ or ‘thumbs down’ icons to rate songs – all right in a audio element display. The accessible Streaming audio around Bluetooth® allows motorist or passengers to tide song wirelessly from any chair by tie to a Bluetooth®-enabled audio device, including a tablets and smartphones. In addition, a accessible iPod®/USB integrated interface element allows use of an iPod® or other unstable MP3 actor by a USB pier and control it by a audio controls.

The NissanConnectSM with Navigation System also provides warnings for curves, speed extent information and an eco track setting.

Other accessible Versa Note record includes Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, RearView Monitor and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sole separately).

The Right Combination of Power and MPG
With entry-level buyers currently looking for value not usually in a initial squeeze cost though also in day-to-day operation, a 2014 Versa Note is designed to yield a ideal multiple of fuel economy and performance.

Anchoring a front-wheel expostulate Versa Note is a 1.6-liter HR16DE 4-cylinder engine rated during 109 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm. The engine includes a operation of cutting-edge technologies, including a twin fuel injector element that allows a wider injection of fuel (versus normal singular injector systems), with a smaller nozzles delivering a mist approximately 57 percent finer than a prior era singular injector design’s molecule distance to assistance grasp some-more finish combustion.

The compact, lightweight engine also utilizes a Twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC) element mounted on intake and empty ports (versus compulsory CVTC systems, that are mounted usually on a intake port), identical to a element used on a flagship Nissan Maxima. Using a CVTC on a opening pier increases thermal efficiency, decreases transformation insurgency and offers an guess 4 percent alleviation in fuel potency (over a prior engine design).

The 2014 Versa Note is offering with a choice of twin transmissions – a 5-speed primer delivery (S indication only) or a next-generation Xtronic CVT® transmission. The CVT allows continual change of a delivery rigging ratio by joining a twin crane with a lead belt and changing their hole by regulating hydraulic pressure.

Aiding potency is an integrated auxiliary gearbox regulating heavenly gearing. The CVT facilities a delivery ratio of 7.3:1, broader than those of compulsory CVTs and even customary 7-speed involuntary transmissions. A CVT oil warmer transfers engine coolant feverishness to a CVT oil, assisting revoke CVT attrition during cold starts, augmenting brief outing fuel economy.

In further to a modernized engine and delivery designs, glorious bland drivability is supposing by an eccentric strut front cessation with stabilizer bar, torsion flare back spindle with integrated stabilizer bar, and electric energy steering. Braking is supposing by customary power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes with customary Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

Versa Note rides on customary 15-inch steel wheels with full circle covers and 185/65HR15 all-season tires, while 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 195/55HR16 all-season tires are available. Low rolling insurgency tires are customary on all models.

Every Versa Note also carries a PUREDRIVE™ badge, that designates that means that Versa Note meets or exceeds a industry-average US Federal CAFE standards for indication year 2016. Note is usually one of a family of PUREDRIVE™ vehicles, reflecting Nissan’s joining to building some-more environmentally accessible travel for each market.

Standard reserve and confidence systems embody a Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front supplemental atmosphere bags), front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental atmosphere bags, roof-mounted screen side-impact supplemental atmosphere bags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with accessible Easy-Fill Tire Alert.

A Range of Well-Equipped Grade Levels, $13,990 Starting M.S.R.P.
The all-new 2014 Versa Note is offering S, S Plus and SV category levels – with a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $13,990 USD.

In further to a prolonged list of customary facilities found on a Versa Note S with primer transmission, a Versa Note S Plus CVT adds Xtronic CVT®, delivery position indicator, journey control and Active Grille Shutter. Versa Note SV models embody energy windows with one-touch down feature, energy doorway thatch with speed-sensing auto-lock, Remote Keyless Entry, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome and china interior accents, map light with key-linked bright entrance system, driver’s chair armrest, upgraded chair cloth and stitching and most more.

Four apparatus discretionary packages are offered: SV Convenience Package, SL Package, SL Tech Package and Sport Value Package. The SV Convenience Package includes far-reaching 2-DIN Display Audio with AM/FM/CD/iPod®/Aux 4.3-inch display, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sole separately), USB submit w/iPod® control, RearView Monitor, back chair armrest with cupholders and Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor. The SL Package includes a SV Convenience Package equipment, and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 195/55R16 tires, front haze lights, non-static few front wipers, exhilarated front seats, Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, Easy Fill Tire Alert and SL badge (replaces SV badge).

The SL Tech Package includes NissanConnectSM with Navigation with 5.8-inch tone touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, NavTraffic and NavWeather, POIs powered by Google®, Google® Send-to-Car, Streaming audio around Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, Around View® Monitor and exhilarated sideview mirrors. The Sport Value Package includes 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a back spoiler.

The 2014 Versa Note is fabricated by Nissan Mexicana SA de CV in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

“At Nissan, creation is some-more than usually a new underline or technology, it’s about assisting people live their lives a small better, a small easier,” resolved Loing. “This all-new Versa Note does that in many ways – with styling that excites, room for everyone, interior flexibility for life’s extemporaneous moments, fuel potency for fewer trips to a gas station, party and navigation systems that element users’ intelligent phones and other inclination rather than contest with them. It truly is a doorway to more.”


* AutoPacific segmentation. MY14 Versa Note v. 2013 Economy Compact Class, 5 newcomer vehicles, incompatible electrics and hybrids.
** AutoPacific segmentation. MY14 Versa Note v. 2013 Economy Compact Class, 5 newcomer vehicles, incompatible electrics and hybrids. 2013 EPA guess for 2014 Versa Note 40 MPG Hwy. Actual mileage might change – use for comparison only. Shares category lead with Ford Fiesta and Chevrolet Sonic.
*** AutoPacific segmentation. MY14 Versa Note v. 2013 Economy Compact Class, 5 newcomer vehicles, incompatible electrics and hybrids. 2013 EPA guess for 2014 Versa Note 31/35 MPG City/Combined. Actual mileage might change – use for comparison only.
**** MSRP excludes germane tax, title, permit fees and end charges. Dealer sets tangible price.
***** Base on R.L. Polk Total Registrations from Aug. 2011 to Oct. 2012. 2012 Ward’s Lower Small Segment.
Among MY13 competitors during time of print.

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