Although Nissan introduced a new version of its Versa Sedan last year, it’s held on to the outgoing version of the Versa Hatchback for an extra couple of years; now for 2014 the hatchback has been refreshed, too.
Based on what we saw here at Nissan’s Detroit stand, the U.S.-spec Note essentially builds on the look of the international-market Nissan Note, but with a few more chrome details. The Note’s arched roofline and sculpted sides result in a look that’s stylistically less conservative than that of the Versa Sedan.
That said, we expect many of the same details from the Versa Sedan to carry over here. Look for a 109-horsepower, 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and either a five-speed manual gearbox or continuously variable automatic transmission.
Nissan hasn’t yet confirmed other details for the Versa Note, but we expect to bring you full details after the press conference tomorrow. In the meantime, take a look at the photo set here for a sneak peek of this new affordable hatchback.
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