First shown at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, the Versa Note is the second-generation Versa Hatchback in the U.S., but it adds the global Note designation for the new generation. While the base price has increased $2,000 from the first generation, so has the list of features and available options.
The Versa Note will be available in three time levels: S, S Plus, and SV. Nissan's been coy as to what features will be packaged in each trim, but announced there will be four option packages including a SV Convenience Package ($540), SL Package ($1,700), SL Tech Package ($800), and Sport Value Package ($760).
Available equipment includes a smart key, Bluetooth hands-free phone system, SiriusXM satellite radio, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, and 16-inch alloy wheels. Giving you the ability to see 360 degrees around your Versa Note while parking is a class-exclusive Around-View Monitor. For those planning a road trip, NissanConnect will be available, with a navigation system and hands-free text messaging, Google services, Pandora compatibility, and Bluetooth audio streaming.
All 2013 Nissan Versa Notes are powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent through a five-speed manual transmission in the S model, and an Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT) in the S Plus and SV models. Nissan claims a best-in-class 31 mpg city rating, 40 mpg on the highway, and 35 mpg combined with the CVT.
We'll be driving the new 2014 Nissan Versa Note in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for first driving impressions. In the meantime, learn more about the new Versa Note by checking out our full preview here.