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Nissan Canada prices new Versa Note

New four-door hatchback is said to offer best-in-class fuel economy

Published: May 13, 2013, 2:00 PM
Updated: April 29, 2018, 3:14 PM

2014 Nissan Versa Note

Nissan Canada has announced that pricing for the all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note line-up will start with an MSRP of $13,348 CDN and range to $19,018 for a top-of-the-line model with automatic transmission.

The Versa Note four-door hatchback made its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January. It goes on sale at Nissan's Canadian dealers in June 2013

The fourth of five new Nissan models to be introduced in 2012 and 2013, it is said to offer segment-exclusive technology, outstanding fuel economy, smart packaging and class-leading cargo space.

Among its available technologies is a segment-first AroundView Monitor parking assist system. Other available features include Bluetooth, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, cruise control and Nissan’s Divide N’ Hide Storage System.

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Although it shares its name with the Versa four-door sedan introduced in 2012, the Note-suffix model is a different vehicle, known just as the Note in Japan and other overseas markets. Both versions are constructed on the company’s global V-platform.

As well as the Note nameplate, it carries Nissan's global PURE DRIVE badge, designating it as having low C)2 emissins and exceptional fuel efficiency.

The Note's 2601-mm wheelbase, with short front and rear overhangs, maximizes interior roominess as well as providing a sporty stance.

Key exterior features include large multi-reflector halogen headlights, rear combination lights with aero flares for improved aerodynamics and a wide grille with deep front fascia. are standard on all Canadian models.

The hatchback will be offered in three trim levels: S, SV and the top-of-the-line SL model.

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Standard features include 4-way adjustable front bucket seats, AM/FM/CD/Aux-in audio system with four speakers, 12-volt power outlet, front door pockets with bottle holders, dual front and rear cup-holders, heated side-view mirrors and many more amenities. Heated front seats with upgraded seat cloth and stitching, leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome/silver accents, USB input with iPod control and steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth controls are also available.

All models feature front-wheel-drive with a 1.6-litre DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a choice of either standard five-speed manual transmission or an available next-generation Nissan Xtronic CVT ($1300).

Fuel economy is forecast to be best-in-class on CVT-equipped models, although Canadian fuel-consumption numbers have yet to be released.

The sub-compact Versa line (sedan and hatchback) is the best-selling Japanese brand in the segment, in Canada, outselling the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris and Mazda 2 and claiming a 12% share of the segment. The Hyundai Accent is the best-selling car in the class.