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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Nissan revealed photography and details of the new 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan, the best-selling vehicle for four years in a row*** in the highly competitive sub-compact segment.  The enhancements for the 2015 model year include new front and rear fascias, a range of interior refinements, and new grade level and packaging content.

"Versa Sedan is the entry point for the dynamic Nissan sedan lineup, attracting many first-time new car buyers to the brand," said Pierre Loing, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. "It's critical that we keep Versa's look and feel fresh and its value equation high, with a rewarding driving and ownership experience."

Most prominent of the changes is the bold new front end treatment anchored by larger headlights, a more substantial looking fascia and standard chrome plating on the grille – all of which strengthen the family ties of the Versa Sedan with the Nissan stable mates – Sentra, Altima and Maxima.

The list of exterior upgrades also includes a new fog light finisher design, new side mirror designs for SV and SL trim levels (with integrated turn signals for SL), and a more dynamic rear fascia design. A new, Versa Sedan-exclusive 15-inch V-spoke aluminum-alloy wheel design is also available with SV models.

Versa Sedan again offers five-passenger practicality with a high degree of comfort and refinement. Interior enhancements for the 2015 model year include a new center stack shape, which is similar to that found on the sporty Versa Note, a revised meter display with white LED display (previously orange illumination color) and a new, more substantial, steering wheel with standard audio and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System controls.

Versa Sedan S and S Plus grades feature a wide AM/FM/CD audio system with standard auxiliary-in and Radio Data System (RDS), standard assist grips, a passenger-side vanity mirror and new seat fabric. "Like the exterior changes, the interior refinements provide a more substantial, higher quality look and feel," added Loing.

All 2015 Versa Sedans continue to provide a roomy interior volume of 90.2 cubic feet, with more rear legroom than many mid-size sedans. Trunk volume measures 14.9 cubic feet. A 60/40-split fold-down rear seat is standard on SV and SL models for even greater cargo versatility. The NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps system, which is offered as part of the SL Technology Package, includes a 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately).

The 2015 Versa Sedan utilizes Nissan's global lightweight "V" platform and is powered by a 1.6-liter HR16DE 4-cylinder engine rated at 109 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm. The 1.6-liter engine is matched with a choice of three transmissions – a 5-speed manual transmission or 4-speed automatic (S models only), or a next-generation Xtronic transmission with D-mode step shift programming. Fuel economy for the 2015 Versa Sedan is rated at 31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined with the Xtronic transmission. Versa Sedan models equipped with the 5-speed manual offers 27 mpg city, 36 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined, while the 4-speed automatic-equipped models are rated at 26 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 30 mpg combined.

The 2015 Nissan Versa Sedan is available in four well-equipped models – Versa Sedan S (offered in 5MT and 4AT versions), Versa Sedan S Plus (Xtronic only), Versa Sedan SV (Xtronic only) and Versa Sedan SL (Xtronic only).

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From MSN Autos Review Article

Rating: 9.4

Bottom Line

Nissan is pushing the limits of fuel efficiency in an attractive package offering features not often found at this price point. With the bevy of optional tech in its 2014 Versa Note, Nissan has raised the bar for the entry-level class.

The 2014 Versa Note is Nissan's all-new candidate in the ultracompetitive entry-level segment. Already a better value than the outgoing Versa hatchback, Nissan is hoping to lure buyers with class-leading fuel-efficiency, cool techno-bits, uniquely good looks and an impressive list of options not always found in this segment. Are these improvements enough to hand the 2014 entry-level crown to Nissan?

Model lineup

The 2014 Nissan Versa Note is available in three trim levels: S, with a base price of $13,990; S Plus, which offers more interior amenities for a base price of $15,240; and the feature-laden SV, with its base price of $15,990. All trims come standard with 15-inch wheels with 16-inch alloys as an option with the SV continuously variable transmission. While the S and S Plus trims are similarly equipped, the SV adds a ton of standard features, such as one-touch power windows, power door locks with speed-sensing autolock, remote keyless entry, a Bluetooth hands-free phone system, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome and silver interior accents and a whole lot more. Not bad for an additional $1,250.

Under the hood

The only offered source of motivation for all 2014 Nissan Versa Notes is a 1.6-liter double-overhead-cam inline 4-cylinder engine producing 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque, featuring twin continuously variable timing control on both the intake and exhaust and dual injectors per cylinder. The dual injectors are a neat technology infusion for the Note. Since the injectors are smaller, they are able to produce a finer spray of fuel particles over a wider area, leading to a more complete combustion in the cylinder. While the outgoing model had a slightly torquier 1.8-liter 4-cylinder, Nissan saw fit to downsize and go after the ever-important fuel-economy numbers. The Versa Note S comes standard with a 5-speed transmission, while the S Plus and SV trim levels are only available with Nissan's Xtronic CVT.

Inner space

With seating for five, the cabin is remarkably open and spacious. Rear-seat legroom comes in at 38.3 inches — 3.7 inches more than the Chevrolet Sonic. Even with the increased legroom, Nissan managed to increase cargo space from 17.8 to 21.4 cubic feet. An available option to increase the utility of the Versa Note is the Divide-N-Hide adjustable floor. When you lower the standard 60-40 split-folding rear seats, you end up with an expanded flat cargo area that also creates additional storage underneath, just in case you need to stash anything of value while hauling bigger things above.

The list of standard features is pretty common: AM/FM/CD/aux-in audio system with four speakers, 12-volt power outlet, front door pockets with bottle holders, dual front and rear cupholders, front seatback pockets and so on. The cloth seats are standard fare with 4-way adjustability in the S and S Plus trims, and 6-way adjustment in the SV. Available upgrades include heated seats, navigation with real-time updates, USB input with iPod control, and steering-wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls.

One interior option that really stands out is in the SL Tech package. Nissan is bringing technology normally found in much more expensive cars to the Versa Note with its around-view monitor. In a nutshell, it's a system of wide-angle cameras that provide a virtual 360-degree view around the car, assisting with parking in tight spots. You can even select close-ups from a specific camera — front, rear, curb — for a perfect park every time.

On the road

The Versa Note is an enjoyable drive. The steering is direct with great turn-in. The little 1.6-liter engine is very responsive to throttle input, although it feels overly sensitive in some situations. Braking feels confident and comes from power-assisted front disc/rear drums with anti-lock braking standard, electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist.

But you're not buying a Versa Note for high-performance driving. It's very economical, delivering an Environmental Protection Agency-estimated 31 mpg city/40 mpg highway/35 mpg combined. Even with hybridlike fuel economy, the car doesn't feel horribly slow. Of note (no pun intended): You can only get these mileage numbers with the CVT-equipped trims. While the CVT performed well in the road test, it was a bit indecisive with how much power to apply in a few cases, and there's an unmistakable whine at speed. Things are a little loud in the cabin at highway speeds, which, compounded with the whine from the CVT, serves to remind you that you're driving an economy car after all.

In order to achieve the class-leading fuel economy, Nissan added a few tricks to the Versa Note. First, it put the car on a diet to lose 300 pounds, with over 200 pounds realized through structure optimization and an additional 50 pounds shed with the new engine, CVT and driveshafts. Nissan also added an active grille shutter to the trims equipped with a CVT that limits airflow into the engine bay — a first for the company. At speeds over 20 miles per hour, the front grille shuts, which results in a reduction of air resistance by 0.01 coefficient of drag. Nissan even went so far as to vent the taillights in the name of improved aerodynamics. Their efforts paid off, though, with a 9 percent coefficient of drag improvement over the outgoing Versa hatchback.

Right for you?

If you're looking for an affordable, economical new car to take you from point A to point B with some special features, this is probably the car for you. It looks good and it's not a total bore to drive, either. The active aerodynamics and weight reduction will please your inner hypermiler (it's in there somewhere), while the around-view monitor will keep your techno-geek side satiated. Bottom line: We'd buy it, although we wish we could get the manual transmission in the higher trim levels.

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CREDIT: http://autos.msn.com/

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Nissan’s Versa 10 best back to school cars

Nissan's Versa Note named to Kelley Blue Book's 10 best back to school cars of 2013!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note™ was named today to the top spot on Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com's list of 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2013. Each year, editors at Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com, a leading provider of new and used car information, develop their list of the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars based on characteristics that cater to an average student's lifestyle. The publication credited the Versa Note's cost efficiency, sleek design and overall technology offerings as primary factors for the vehicle's top ranking.

"The all-new Versa Note offers the ideal combination of versatility, style and technology, all at an attractive price point for the budget-savvy student heading back to campus this fall," said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. "The Versa Note's modern styling provides enhanced aerodynamics for improved fuel economy while its dramatic shape and proportions add an energetic look to reflect the active lives of its target consumers."

The all-new Versa Note seats up to five people and boasts substantial 40 miles per gallon (mpg) highway fuel economy, best-in-class 31 mpg city/35 mpg combined fuel economy on CVT-equipped models. Starting at $13,990, the vehicle features best-in-class interior volume with 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space, plus segment-leading front headroom and rear legroom that is nearly 4 inches longer than its nearest competitor. Smart packaging is further facilitated by Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable floor.
The all-new Versa Note offers a variety of technological features, including available class-exclusive Around View® monitor, available Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, available Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start and available Heated Front Seats. Also available on the SL Tech Package is NissanConnectSM with Navigation which includes a suite of phone connectivity features such as Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, Pandora® Radio Compatibility and two Google® services: real-time POI search and Send-to-Car.

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Nissan unveils 2013 VERSA NOTE in The Gaslamp Quarter!

Nissan unveils 2013 VERSA NOTE in The Gaslamp Quarter!

Nissan chose San Diego to unveil the all-new 2014 Nissan VERSA NOTE!

This hot new Nissan boasts up to 40 mpg hwy and a great low starting price... plus an amazing array of features and options

Mossy Nissan has the new VERSA NOTE in stock!
Check it out now!

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America’s Best-Selling Entry Sedan

Mossy Nissan's popular Versa sedan is

now America's best-selling entry sedan!

Mossy Nissan has the new 2013 Versa Sedan in stock at all seven locations, and that's good news for San Diego car shoppers. The Versa, one of Mossy Nissan's most popular models is now America's best-selling entry sedan!


Here are some reasons why car buyers are choosing the Versa: 

Fuel economy

Versa offers some very impressive fuel efficiency. The Versa sedan, equipped with Nissan's cutting edge 2nd generation Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission, gets an EPA rating 40-mpg highway. 

 Room to move, and to store!

It might be a compact car, but with 39.8 inches of front headroom from seat to ceiling, the Versa Sedan's got clearance to spare. In fact, it's got the most front headroom, rear headroom, and rear legroom per dollar of any car in America. Versa's trunk holds an impressive 14.9 cubic feet of room.

 Innovation at every turn

Versa offers convenient, cutting edge, features - like Nissan's Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with Easy-Fill Tire Alert - the horn honks when the driver puts enough air in the tires. With great features like these, and our low Rock Bottom Prices, the Versa a great choice for anyone considering a small car with big advantages.

> Check out our inventory here and find the Versa that suits your needs and your budget.

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