Nissan announces U.S. pricing for 2016 Versa Sedan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 09.08.2015 – Nissan today announced U.S. pricing for the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. Versa Sedan enters the new model year with its starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)* unchanged at $11,990 (Versa Sedan S with 5-speed manual transmission). In addition, the SL grade has been reduced by $500, helping keep the strong sales momentum going for Versa Sedan.

Following an extensive makeover just last year – including new front and rear fascias, a range of interior refinements and new packaging content – Versa Sedan receives several additional enhancements for 2016:

  • Body-color power outside mirrors now standard on all grade levels
  • Addition of standard rear speakers for Versa Sedan S grade
  • SL grade adds leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Two new exterior colors – Cayenne Red and Gun Metallic (eight total)

Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* for the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan:

Model/Engine/Transmission  
Versa Sedan 1.6 S 5MT $11,990 USD
Versa Sedan 1.6 S 4AT $13,490 USD
Versa Sedan 1.6 S Plus Xtronic $13,990 USD
Versa Sedan1.6 SV Xtronic $15,530 USD
Versa Sedan 1.6 SL Xtronic $17,090 USD

Destination and handling $825.

About the 2016 Nissan Versa Sedan
The Nissan Versa Sedan, one of the best-selling vehicles in the sub-compact sedan class, offers high value, exceptional roominess and mid-size vehicle technology without a mid-size price.

Versa Sedan’s standard 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine includes a range of fuel efficiency-enhancing technologies, such as a dual fuel injector system and a twin Continuously Variable valve Timing Control System (CVTCS) mounted on both intake and exhaust camshafts. The engine is rated at 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque.

The available Xtronic transmission utilizes an auxiliary gearbox using planetary gearing, helping enhance efficiency and provide driving enjoyment through D-mode step shift programming. It also features a transmission ratio of 7.3:1, which is broader than those of conventional CVTs and even typical 7-speed automatic transmissions.

Fuel economy with the Xtronic transmission is rated at 31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway and 35 mpg combined – providing an estimated 400-mile driving range**. Fuel economy with the 5-speed manual transmission is rated at 27/36/30 mpg and 26/35/30 mpg with the 4-speed automatic transmission.

The stylish body includes subtle chrome grill accents and available chrome door handles, along with an available rear spoiler. Inside, the spacious interior offers unexpected leg and headroom to seat five comfortably, while the large glove compartment provides plenty of convenient storage space. Versa Sedan’s available 60/40-split fold-down rear seat provides flexibility to carry people and cargo, including tall, wide items with the available large rear seat pass-through.

Comfort and convenience features include standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and available Nissan Intelligent Key® with Push Button Ignition, an AM/FM/CD/USB-iPod® audio system, RearView Monitor, NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps with 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Traffic® and SiriusXM Travel Link™ (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately) and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant.

The 2016 Versa Sedan is available in four models – S (5-speed manual and 4-speed automatic), S Plus (Xtronic only), SV (Xtronic only) and SL (Xtronic only).

Nissan Versa Note named one of Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com “10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 07.31.2015 – The Nissan Versa Note has been named by the editors at Kelley Blue Book to its annual KBB.com “10 Best Back to School Cars of 2015” list. It is the latest honor for Nissan’s popular entry-level hatchback from KBB.com, which has also included Versa Note on its “10 Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20,000” (2015) and “10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000” (2014) lists.

The vehicles selected for this year’s “Back-to-School” recommendation had to be available for around $20,000 or less and meet the editors’ criteria of being “practical, functional, safe and affordable” – as well as “something fun and stylish.” The 2015 Versa Note has a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price* (M.S.R.P.) of $14,180 USD, making it the lowest priced vehicle on the list.

“We are honored that Kelley Blue Book has recognized the Versa Note as one of its Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc.  “Versa Note has a great combination of an affordable starting price, excellent fuel economy and long list of available safety and security features, combined with a sporty style and one of the roomiest interiors in the segment.”

The five-passenger Versa Note cabin provides a spacious total interior volume of 112.9 cubic feet and ample cargo space of 18.8 cubic feet. A low cargo area liftover height provides easy 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. Interior versatility is further enhanced with the standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, large flat cargo area and an available Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor.

The 2015 Versa Note is offered in five well-equipped models: S, S Plus, SV, SR and SL. Each is powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder. Versa Note S features a 5-speed manual transmission. The S Plus, SV, SR and SL models are equipped with a next-generation Nissan Xtronic transmission, helping them achieve 40 miles per gallon highway fuel economy.

The long list of Versa Note equipment includes standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, along with available Nissan Intelligent Key®, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), heated front seats and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

Also offered are NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and class-exclusive** Around View® Monitor, which provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle, with selectable split-screen close-ups of the front, rear and curb views, helping students maneuver the Versa Note into tight spots around campus or anywhere else they go.

To view the complete list “Back-to-School Cars” list, visit http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-back-to-school-cars-2015/.

Nissan Versa Note named one of “10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates” by Autotrader

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – 06.02.2015 – The 2015 Nissan Versa Note has been named to Autotrader’s list of “10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates.” The list of new and pre-owned vehicles selected by Autotrader editors was chosen not only for their affordability and fuel efficiency but also for “desirable technology features and stylistic appeal.”

The popular Versa Note was introduced for the 2014 model year and added a new sports model, the Versa Note SR, for 2015. It offers 40 miles-per-gallon highway fuel economy (Xtronic transmission-equipped models) and a starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP)* of $14,180 USD.

“The Nissan Versa Note is the ideal vehicle for tech-savvy college graduates who need the versatility and cargo utility for their active lifestyles, yet is also easy to park and won’t break the budget with every fill up,” said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing, Parts & Service, U.S.A, Nissan North America, Inc.

“Any time someone goes through a major life change, such as graduating college, they need to determine if their current ride makes sense for their lifestyle, from both a financial and functional perspective,” said Brian Moody, site editor for Autotrader. “For example, while that hand-me-down SUV from your parents was nice when you turned 16, you may want to opt for a safer, more fuel-efficient car as you transition into the working world.”

About the 2015 Nissan Versa Note
The companion vehicle to the popular Versa sedan, Versa Note celebrates the unique qualities of its 5-door hatchback design. It shares its advanced platform and drivetrain with the Versa sedan, yet Versa Note has its own distinctive look and feel inside and out. It offers an extensive list of key features, including:

  • Energetic exterior styling with steeply sloped windshield and sculpted body panels
  • Available Active Grille Shutter for enhanced fuel economy (Xtronic-equipped models)
  • 40 miles-per-gallon highway fuel economy (Xtronic-equipped models)
  • Smart packaging and ample cargo space, with available with Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor (adjustable rear load floor height)
  • Available NissanConnectTM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and class-exclusive** Around View® Monitor

All 2015 Versa Note models come equipped with an advanced 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with dual fuel injection and Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control). The Versa Note S features a 5-speed manual transmission, while the S Plus, SV, SR and SL models are equipped with a next-generation Nissan Xtronic transmission.

The long list of available equipment includes Nissan Intelligent Key®, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), heated front seats and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

For photography and additional information about the 2015 Nissan Versa Note, along with the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visit www.NissanNews.com.