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2014 Nissan Versa Note At a Glance (Press Release)

The 2014 Nissan Versa Note, which goes on sale at Nissan dealers in the United States in Summer 2013, is the fourth of five all-new vehicles being introduced in 2012 and 2013. And while some might think that the totally redesigned Altima, Pathfinder and Sentra are tough acts for an entry-level hatchback to follow, they need only look at the breakthrough Versa Note styling – and its list of available technology such as the segment’s first* Around View® Monitor – to understand that “the year of innovation” pertains to all product segments, even entry-level.

The all-new Versa Note, while sharing many attributes with the second-generation Versa Sedan (introduced in 2012), has its own distinct look, feel and added hatchback utility. It adds the Note designation for the new generation design, along with an extensive list of key features such as:

  • Energetic new exterior styling with steeply sloped windshield and sculpted body panels
  • Available Active Grille Shutter for enhanced fuel economy
  • 40 miles per gallon highway fuel economy (CVT-equipped models)
  • Smart packaging and class-leading cargo space*, with available adjustable rear load floor height
  •  Available NissanConnect℠ with Navigation System with Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, RearView Monitor and Around View® Monitor
  • Starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)** of $13,990 USD

The all-new Versa Note is offered in a range of grade levels: S, S Plus and SV, along with top-of-the-line SL Packages. Each is equipped with an advanced 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with dual fuel injection and Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control). The Versa Note S features a 5-speed manual transmission, while the S Plus and SV models are equipped with a standard next-generation Nissan Xtronic CVT® transmission. Fuel economy for the front-wheel drive Versa Note is forecast to deliver a best-in-class-level of 40 mpg Highway, 31 mpg City and 35 mpg Combined for CVT-equipped models.

Versa Note’s long list of standard and available equipment includes available Nissan Intelligent Key®, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), heated front seats and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

Highlights of the 2014 Nissan Versa Note include:

Body

  • Stylish 5-passenger hatchback with sporty, energetic exterior design
  • Steeply sloped front windshield, sculpted front doors and aerodynamic character lines
  • Long wheelbase (102.4 inches), short front and rear overhangs, wide opening rear doors
  • Available Active Grille Shutter for improved aerodynamics and enhanced fuel economy (CVT-equipped models)
  • Body-color front and rear bumpers, door handles
  • Large multi-reflector halogen headlights, rear combination lights with aero flares for improved aerodynamics
  • Available fog lights
  • Body color dual remote-controlled outside mirrors
  • Available heated side view mirrors
  • 0.298 coefficient of drag (CVT-equipped models)
  • Nissan PURE DRIVE™ badge
  • Eight exterior colors: Metallic Peacock, MorningSky Blue, Metallic Blue, Red Brick, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Gray, Super Black and Aspen White

Engine and Driveline

  • Front engine/front-wheel drive
  • Nissan global “V” platform
  • 109-horsepower 16-valve 1.6-liter DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine, producing 107 lb-ft of torque
  • Advanced engine design with emphasis on enhanced fuel economy and emissions; includes dual injector system that burns cleaner and uses less fuel than a conventional single injector design; plus Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control) on intake and exhaust cycles
  • Standard 5-speed manual transmission (S model)
  • Available next-generation compact Nissan Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) with sub-planetary gear (S Plus, SV models)
  • Fuel economy forecast at 31 mpg City, 40 mpg Highway, 35 mpg Combined (CVT)

Suspension, Steering and Braking

  • Independent strut front suspension with stabilizer bar
  • Torsion beam rear axle with integrated stabilizer bar
  • Electric power steering
  • Standard 15-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers, 185/65HR15 all-season tires
  • Available 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, 195/55HR16 all-season tires
  • Low rolling resistance tires on CVT-equipped models
  • Standard power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes with standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

Interior Features

  • Smart, user-friendly interior with innovative utility features and available advanced technology
  • Roomy, high quality interior with five passenger seating
  • Large total interior volume – 115.5 cubic feet
  • Best-in-class cargo space of 21.4 cubic feet
  • Available innovative Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor (rear cargo adjustable floor board)
  • Cloth seat trim; available upgraded seat cloth and stitching
  • Fine Vision instrumentation
  • 4-way adjustable front bucket seats (S, S Plus); 6-way adjustable front bucket seats with armrest (SV model)
  • Available heated front seats
  • Standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat
  • Available rear seat armrest with cupholders
  • Front door map pockets with bottle holder
  • Dual front and rear cupholders
  • 12-volt power outlet
  • Available key-linked illuminated entry system
  • Available front and rear power windows with driver’s one-touch down
  • Available speed-sensing auto door locks, map light
  • Standard AM/FM/CD/Aux-in audio system with 4 speakers
  • Available AM/FM/CD/Aux-in audio system with 4 speakers, 4.3-inch display and USB input with iPod® control
  • Available leather-wrapped steering wheel with wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth® controls
  • Available cruise control
  • Available NissanConnect℠ with Navigation System with NavTraffic and NavWeather (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), POIs powered by Google™, Google™ Send-to-Car, Pandora® radio capability (iPhone® only), Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, and 5.8-inch color touch-screen display
  • Available SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately)
  • Available integrated interface system for USB/iPod®
  • Available Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition
  • Available Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System
  • Available RearView Monitor
  • First-in-segment available Around View® Monitor
  • Two available interior colors: Charcoal and Wheat Stone

Safety and Security

  • Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
  • Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags)
  • Standard seat-mounted driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags
  • Standard roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with available Easy-Fill Tire Alert

Models and Manufacturing

  • Offered in a range of well-equipped grade levels: Versa Note Hatchback 1.6 S MT, 1.6 S Plus CVT and 1.6 SV CVT
  • Three available option packages: Convenience Package, SL Package and SL Tech Package
  • Assembled by Nissan Mexicana SA de CV, Aguascalientes, Mexico

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* 2013 Ward’s Lower Small Segment. MY14 Versa Note vs. 2013 competitors. Competitor cargo space volumes from AutoPlanner.
** MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price.

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