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.
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.
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.