Posted Feb 14th 2013 4:30PM
Nissan has updated their popular Versa hatchback and re-launched it as the 2014 Nissan Versa Note. The Note will build upon the success of the Versa in a Canadian market; Nissan proudly touts their sales numbers totaling 110,000 cars sold in this sub-compact value-conscious segment since 2006.
The biggest changes to the Versa Note arrive on the outside of the vehicle: the sheet metal is new and we welcome this refreshing change to the Versa's styling. The 1.6L inline 4 is carried over and produces a modest 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque, delivered through the front wheels.
Power is transferred through either a manual transmission, or CVT transmission - we recommend the manual as the CVT has less than thrilling dynamics and emits less than healthy sounds through the exhaust when pressing on.
Click past the jump for info on Canadian pricing and availability and to view our photo gallery from the Toronto Auto Show floor.
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The Nissan Versa Note still houses a cavernous 606 litres of rear cargo space with a fold-flat floor. This is roughly equivalent to 13 kitchen tables, 7 kitchen sets and 6 picture frames in IKEA shopping space.
The Note is the first in segment to introduce surround view parking monitoring which will no doubt be popular with the mall-hopping crowd. The Note is a small car with good rear visibility so we question the necessity of this option, but perhaps it will make you feel safer when lending your keys.
Another new feature comes in the form of hands-free text messaging, sure to be popular with Gen-Y - but can't that text wait until you park?
Expect the 2014 Nissan Versa Note to strike a cord at local dealerships this June, 2013. Canadian pricing will start at $13,348 when equipped with a manual transmission.