Posted Mar 11th 2013 7:18PM
With the introduction of the 2014 Nissan Versa Note hatchback review, Note, as the segment is growing with the entry-level subcompact, Nissan Versa lineup has finally been fully expanded with new models and nameplate, after two years of new-space-2012 sedan, that alone is not enough to offer value with this last generation hatchback model. Satisfy the Versa Note – the cuter, five-door variation on the li’l sedan, producing its debut hassle-free the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
High style, high-tech, high capacity, and high mileage – 40 MPG/highway to be exact.It carries the Note designation used in other global Nissan markets, as well as the PURE DRIVE badge, designating it as having low CO2 emissions and exceptional fuel efficiency. It’s the all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note. And wherever life’s taking you, this hatchback is ready to get you there.
On the inside, the Versa Note continues the old hatchback’s convention involving providing lots of inside space. Nissan affirms that complete inside size is actually 115. 5 cubic feet, such as 21. several cubic feet in the cargo area. To provide more space, technicians extra a thing called Divide-N-Hide, which can be generally some sort of scaled-down edition involving Chrysler/Dodge’s Stow’n Get sitting. Individuals can certainly boost the floorboard and also obscure products underneath it as well as reduced your floorboard to cart tall products. The rear seating employ a 60/40 divide and also retract flat.
The Versa Note will launch with three trim levels: S, S Plus with 6-way seats available (SV). A five-speed manual,4 speakers audio system with an auxiliary input, 12-volt power outlet, front door pockets with bottle holders, dual front and rear cupholders and many more amenities, and with full wheel covers and 185/65HR15 all-season tires, while 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 195/55HR16 all-season tires are available. Otherwise, Nissan’s early features list for the Versa Note includes a ton of gear—but nearly all of it is noted as being “available.” That display also houses controls for Bluetooth phone and audio, hands-free text messaging (which can read text messages and respond without the driver touching his/her phone), Pandora internet radio, and POIs powered by Google™ and Google™ Send-to-Car.
With entry-level potential buyers these days seeking price besides in the first cost but additionally with day-to-day operation, the particular Nissan Versa Note was created to supply the ideal mix of fuel financial system and performance. Anchoring the particular front-wheel travel Nissan “V” platform is a 1. 6-liter HR16DE 4-cylinder engine ranked at 109hp @6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque @5,400 rpm. One of those uplevel features is a new generation of Nissan’s Xtronic continuously variable transmission. With a ratio spread of 7.3:1 (which Nissan says is wider than some seven-speed automatics), broader than those of conventional CVTs and even typical 7-speed automatic transmissions, the Xtronic promises improved fuel economy, to the tune of 31 mpg city, 35 mpg combined, and 40 mpg highway.
In addition to the advanced engine and transmission designs, excellent everyday drivability is provided by an independent strut front suspension with stabilizer bar, torsion beam rear axle with integrated stabilizer bar, and electric power steering. Gone are the days when you need to pump the brakes on a patch of ice. The ABS does it automatically-faster than you possibly could-and prevents wheel lockup so you can continue to steer in panic-braking situations on this the all-new Nissan Versa Note.
We’ll have to wait until we can compare final specifications from both the regular Versa and the Note, and to drive the new five-door, to make any final judgments, but on paper the Note isn’t looking like much of an improvement. Finally, the SL tech package includes Nissan’s ubiquitous Around View Monitor, which links cameras mounted in the front grille, rear hatch, and wing mirrors to simulate a full top-down/aerial view of the car.
2014 Nissan Versa Note starting at $13,990 MSRP – 40 MPG/highway, when it goes on sale in Summer 2013. Full pricing details will be announced close to the on-sale date.