Chicago 2014: Nissan Versa Note Gets "Sporty"
February 7th, 2014 12:51 AM Share
Nissan has added a few “sports car-inspired” design cues to its practical grocery getter.
Badged as an SR model, this facelifted Versa Note features a new grille design, smoked headlights, dark wheels, ground effects and a nice little rear spoiler. The interior has also been given a little bit of the 370Z treatment with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and suede-like fabric seats featuring orange accents.
While the little 1.6-liter fourbanger delivers the same 109 horsepower as the base model, this car will make for an aggressive-looking subcompact capable of 31 and 40 miles-per-gallon in the city and on the highway, respectively.
Published February 7th, 2014 12:51 AM
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- VoGhost Jeff, My comment was meant to note Tesla's dominant position in the market. Kwik_Shift, I own a Model 3.
- NormSV650 You forgot to mention this is not a ground EV but based on Volvo CMA ICE platform. Which is also shared with XC40 and Polestar 2. So it may be a few years old now and not cutting edge as other EV's.
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- NotMyCircusNotMyMonkeys for that money, it had better be built by people listening to ABBA
- Abrar Very easy and understanding explanation about brake paint
Couldn't they have, at the very least, upgraded the suspension so it could actually have reason for the bolstering in the seats? That wouldn't have cost them much at all.
I'm intrigued (dare I say a little excited?) by this new trim. I think it looks MUCH better than the 2014 version, particularly on the center stack (the old one looked like a child's toy to me). If the price is right--say, MSRP around $20,000 but available to purchase around $17,500--this car will rise toward the top of my new-car shopping list. The things that matter most to me are size (as small as possible outside but as big as possible inside), gas mileage, reliability, and overall attractiveness. The 2014 Versa Note already checked the first two boxes, and the 2015 SR version gets a lot closer to ticking that last box. The only one that is still a question mark in my mind is reliability.