2015 Nissan Versa Note Press Kit

2015 Nissan Versa Note Adds New SR Trim Level – Continues To Offer Energetic Styling, 6.0 L/100 KMS Highway Fuel Efficiency And Smart Technology

  • 2015 Versa Note now available in four trim levels: S, SV, SR and SL
  • Air Conditioning and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System are now standard on S (base) model
  • All models features smart packaging and ample cargo space
  • Available advanced features include class-exclusive* Around View® Monitor, along with NissanConnectSM  with Navigation and Mobile Apps, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, RearView Monitor and Divide–N-Hide®  Adjustable Floor (adjustable rear load floor)
  • 6.5/100km highway fuel economy with 5-speed manual transmission and with Xtronic® transmission 6.0 L/100km highway

Following a highly successful debut as a 2014 model, the Nissan Versa Note enters its second year of production with a number of significant enhancements - led by the addition of air conditioning and Bluetooth® hands-free on the S (base) model and the new Versa Note SR trim level. There are now a total of four models: S, SV, SR and SL.

The new 2015 Versa Note SR offers a number of unique exterior and interior treatments including sporty front and rear fascias and grille, dark headlight surrounds, dual power outside mirrors with LED turn signals, fog lights, rear spoiler,  suede seats and 16-inch  sport aluminum-alloy  wheels. 

For 2015 the Versa Note SV (manual and CVT models) adds all of the Convenience Package equipment from 2014 as standard which includes 5" colour display audio, NissanConnectSM Mobile Apps, SiriusXM, USB port, Bluetooth streaming audio and hands-free text messaging assistant as well as a completely updated 3-dial gauge cluster and piano black interior finishes. The 2015 Versa Note SL (manual and CVT models) adds all of the Technology Package equipment from 2014 as standard which includes NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps with 5.8-inch colour touch-screen display, Enhanced Nissan Voice Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM Traffic Around View® Monitor, Heated front seats and Nissan Intelligent key with Push Button Ignition.

In addition, the Versa Note S model receives new standard features such as air conditioning and Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System. It also includes dual power heated outside mirrors, AM/FM/CD playback with MP3/WMA playback capability, illuminated steering wheel audio controls, 15" steel wheels and fine vision electroluminescent gauges with trip computer.

Versa Note celebrates the unique qualities of its 5-door hatchback design. The Versa Note has a distinctive look and feel inside and out. Every 2015 Versa Note is equipped with an advanced 1.6-litre DOHC 4-cylinder engine with dual fuel injection and Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control). The Versa Note is available with either a 5-speed manual (S, SV, and SL models) transmission or with a next-generation Nissan Xtronic® transmission (S, SV, SR and SL).

A Bold Exterior Look – Open, Aero and Energetic
Nissan Versa Note's sculpted, modern styling is designed to accomplish two things: provide efficient aerodynamics to help enhance fuel economy and to stand out from the crowd of entry-level competitors. Its dramatic shape and proportions provide an energetic look that reflects the active lives of its target buyers. Along with its steeply sloped front windshield and deeply sculpted doors, Versa Note features a dramatic character line called the "squash line." Inspired by the international sport of squash, the line follows the trajectory of a squash ball hitting a wall, bouncing on the court floor and returning to the player. This "rebound path" projects the dynamic energy of Versa Note in both look and driving feel.

Attention  to  aerodynamic  detail  helps  Versa  Note  achieve  a coefficient  of drag  of 0.298 (S, SV and SL models) – a nine per cent decrease over the previous generation Versa hatchback's  0.31 Cd. The large front spoiler combines with a "kick up" roof shape and low aero-drag  floor  structure  (including  front  and  rear  tire  deflectors,  rear  suspension  beam mounted flush with floor and fuel tank deflectors) to direct airflow over, under and around the body.

The iconic front grille and large multi-reflector headlights are paired with Note's "boomerang" rear taillights, which are similar to those found on the Nissan 370Z and Nissan JUKE. The special "vented" taillight design includes special outlets and lip to help guide air away from the body for reduced air turbulence and improved rear lamp visibility in bad weather. Fog lights and heated sideview mirrors are also available.

The new Versa Note SR model features unique SR front and rear fascias  and grille, dark headlight treatment, body-colour side sills, rear spoiler, sideview mirrors with integrated turn signals – providing a more sporty appearance. In addition, all models feature a new "Euro" design side rearview mirror shape for 2015.

Versa Note's dynamic design also takes full advantage of use of Nissan's global "V" platform. It features a long 102.4-inch wheelbase helping maximize interior roominess, while six-inch shorter front and rear overhangs than the previous Versa hatchback help provide a sporty stance and parking manoeuverability.

The 2015 Versa Note is offered in seven exterior colours: Metallic Blue, Red Brick, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Gray, Super Black, Aspen White and Metallic Peacock - that are designed to create an active, energetic presence and a clean, eco-friendly image respectively.

Roomy Interior, Segment-First Technology
The roomy interior is also a perfect match for the stylish Versa Note exterior. The five- passenger Versa Note cabin now come equipped with standard air conditioning and Bluetooth® hands-free and provides a spacious total interior volume of 3,197 litres and ample cargo space of 532.4 litres. Cargo area liftover height has been reduced by 1.7 inches (over previous generation Versa hatchback) for easier loading and unloading of heavy or bulky objects. The interior also offers front headroom of 40.8 inches and rear legroom of 38.3 inches – making Versa Note both child-friendly and comfortable for adults.

Interior versatility is further enhanced through use of an available Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor. With the standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat folded down, a large flat cargo area is created. With the rear seats folded down, the Divide-N-Hide® system creates a flat cargo area.

Lifting up the cargo floor board reveals a hidden area underneath to keep valuables out of sight. When more space is needed for carrying taller or bulkier items, lowering the floor board creates a deeper cargo well. The floor board is designed to stay in the vehicle yet is easily removed if desired. It's a simple solution to balance the need for a flat load floor or maximum cargo capacity or security.

The  long  list  of  refined  interior  features  starts  with  the  standard  cloth  seating,  4-way adjustable front bucket seats (S) or 6-way seats (SV, SR & SL), Fine Vision instrumentation, AM/FM/CD/Aux-in  audio system  with 4 speakers,  12-volt power outlet, front door pockets with bottle holders, dual front and rear cupholders, front seatback pockets and many more amenities.

Heated  front  seats  with  upgraded  seat  cloth  and  stitching  are  also  available,  along  with leather-wrapped  steering  wheel,  chrome/silver  accents,  USB  input  with  iPod®    control  and steering  wheel-mounted  audio  and  Bluetooth® controls.  The new Versa Note SR includes sporty suede seat accents and a 370Z-style steering wheel. Two interior colours are offered: Charcoal and Wheat Stone.

Among the 2015 Versa Note's unexpected and affordable technology is the class-exclusive* availability of Nissan's advanced Around View® Monitor. The system utilizes four small superwide-angle cameras mounted on the front, side and rear of the vehicle to provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle, with selectable split-screen close-ups of the front, rear and curb views, helping the driver maneuver the car into tight spots. The Around View® Monitor is offered standard on the SL trim.

Also available on the SL is the advanced NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps with SiriusXM Traffic (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Enhanced Voice Recognition for navigation and audio and a 5.8-inch colour touch-screen display. The NissanConnectSM with Navigation System also provides warnings for curves, speed limit information and an eco route setting.

The Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant – which is also available with the NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps as part of the SV and SR trims – allows drivers to receive and respond to text messages without touching their cell phones. With a touch of a button messages can be read to the driver and answered with pre-loaded responses via voice recognition.

Other  available  Versa  Note  technology  includes  Nissan  Intelligent  Key® with  Push  Button Ignition, RearView Monitor and SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System.

The Right Combination of Power and Fuel Efficiency
With entry-level buyers looking for value not just in the initial purchase price but also in day- to-day operation, the 2015 Versa Note is designed to provide the perfect combination of fuel economy and performance.

Anchoring the front-wheel drive Versa Note is a 1.6-litre HR16DE 4-cylinder engine rated at 109 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm. The engine includes a range of cutting-edge technologies, including a dual fuel injector system that allows a wider injection  of  fuel  (versus  traditional  single  injector  systems),  with  the  smaller  nozzles delivering a spray approximately 57 per cent finer than the previous generation single injector design's particle size to help achieve more complete combustion.

The compact, lightweight engine also utilizes a Twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC) system mounted on intake and exhaust ports (versus conventional CVTC systems, which are mounted only on the intake port), similar to the system used on the flagship Nissan Maxima. Using a CVTC on the outlet port increases thermal efficiency, decreases inhalation resistance and offers an approximate four per cent improvement in fuel efficiency (over the previous engine design).

The compact, lightweight engine also utilizes a Twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC) system mounted on intake and exhaust ports (versus conventional CVTC systems, which are mounted only on the intake port), similar to the system used on the flagship Nissan Maxima. Using a CVTC on the outlet port increases thermal efficiency, decreases inhalation resistance and offers an approximate four per cent improvement in fuel efficiency (over the previous engine design).

Versa Note is offered with a choice of two transmissions – a 5-speed manual transmission or a next-generation Xtronic® transmission. The Xtronic® transmission allows continuous change of the transmission gear ratio by connecting the two pulleys with  a metallic belt and changing their diameter by using hydraulic pressure.

Aiding efficiency is an integrated auxiliary gearbox using planetary gearing. The Xtronic® features a transmission ratio of 7.3:1, broader than those of typical 7-speed automatic transmissions.  A transmission oil warmer transfers engine coolant heat to the transmission oil, helping reduce transmission friction during cold starts, increasing short trip fuel economy.

In addition to the advanced engine and transmission designs, excellent everyday drivability is provided by an independent strut front suspension with stabilizer bar, torsion beam rear axle with integrated stabilizer bar, and electric power steering. Braking is provided by standard power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes with standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.

The  2015  Versa  Note  rides  on standard  15-inch  steel  wheels  with  full wheel  covers  and 185/65HR15 all-season tires, while 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 195/55HR16 all-season tires are standard with the SR and SL grades. Low rolling resistance tires are standard on all models.

Standard safety and security systems include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags), front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).

A Range of Four Well-Equipped Grade Levels
The refined 2015 Versa Note is offered S, SV, SR and SL grade levels. Air conditioning and Bluetooth® hands-free phone system is now standard on S grade. It also includes dual power heated outside mirrors, AM/FM/CD playback with MP3/WMA playback capability, illuminated steering wheel audio controls, 15" steel wheels and fine vision electroluminescent gauges with trip computer.

Versa Note SV models include 5.0-inch colour display with rearview monitor, power windows with one-touch down feature, power door locks with speed-sensing auto-lock, Remote  Keyless Entry, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome and silver interior accents, Piano Black C-cluster surround, new 3-dial Fine Vision Metre design, multi-function trip computer with outside temperature display, map light with key- linked illuminated entry system, driver's seat armrest, upgraded seat cloth and stitching, driver's seat lifter, streaming audio via Bluetooth® and USB input with iPod® control and more.

The new Versa Note SR adds the previously mentioned unique sporty exterior treatments, premium sport synthetic suede seat trim and orange stitching and accents, variable intermittent front wipers, rear seat armrest with cupholders, SR badge, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and more.

The 2015 Versa Note  SL includes Heated front seats, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, NissanConnectSM with  Mobile  Apps and navigation, 5.8-inch  colour  touch-screen display, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), Around View Monitor, center console with rear cupholders, Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor, 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and SL badge.

The SV model includes NissanConnectSM with Mobile Apps, 5.0-inch colour display, streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), RearView Monitor, upgraded Fine Vision electroluminescent gauges with 3-dial display, rear seat armrest with cupholders and Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor.

The SR model includes Sport grille and dark headlight treatment, sport front and rear fascias with side sills, fog lights, rear roof spoiler, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual power outside mirrors with LED turn signals, premium sport synthetic suede seat trim and orange stitching and accents, 16" sport aluminum alloy wheels and variable intermittent flat-blade windshield wipers.

The SL model includes NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps with 5.8-inch colour  touch-screen display, Enhanced Nissan Voice  Recognition for audio and navigation, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link™ (fuel prices, weather, movie listings and stock info) (SiriusXM  subscription  required,  sold separately), Around  View® Monitor, Heated front seats, Nissan Intelligent key with Push Button Ignition .

The 2015 Versa Note is assembled by Nissan Mexicana SA de CV in Aguascalientes, Mexico.

 

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* AutoPacific segmentation. MY15 Versa Note v. 2014 Economy Compact Class, 5 passenger vehicles, excluding electrics and hybrids.

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