Besides the Resonance Concept, Nissan also brought at the 2013 NAIAS the 2014 Versa Note, a vehicle that complements the Versa family, which includes the best selling entry sedan in the United States. Starting at $13,990 (MSRP), the new Versa Note will be offered in a range of well-equipped grade levels: S, S Plus and SV, along with top-of-the-line SL Packages.
Each model will be powered by the standard 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine delivering 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque. The engine is bolted to a standard 5-speed manual transmission (S model only) or to a next-generation Xtronic CVT transmission. According to Nissan, the Versa Note will be capable to deliver a fuel economy of 40 mpg Highway, 31 mpg City and 35 mpg Combined for CVT-equipped models.
The design is not extraordinary, but for the amount of money that Nissan asks for the Versa Note you have everything you need, including a choice of eight exterior colors: Metallic Peacock, MorningSky Blue, Metallic Blue, Red Brick, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Gray, Super Black and Aspen White.
Nissan also announced that the 2014 Versa Note is the first-in-segment to offer company’s advanced Around View Monitor, a system that utilizes four small superwide-angle cameras mounted on the front, side and rear of the vehicle to provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle.
This feature will be offered as part of the SL Tech Package that will also offer side view mirrors and the NissanConnect with Navigation System with NavTraffic and NavWeather (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately). The system includes a 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth, Pandora radio capability (iPhone only), POIs powered by Google and Google Send-to-Car.