The all-new 2014 Versa Note is the fourth of five all-new vehicles Nissan launched in the last year and a half. The Versa family has been the top selling car in this segment for 38 of the last 42 months. Nissan executives say this new model is designed to keep it there.
“This car has the features and the value to continue that momentum, absolutely,” said Nissan Senior Manager of Product Planning, John Curl.
The car has class-leading fuel economy at 40 miles per gallon highway. The 2014 Versa Note also offers best-in-class 31 city MPG & 35 MPG combined city/highway fuel efficiency. Part of how the car accomplished an improved fuel economy is the new Versa Note weighs about 300 pounds less than the earlier model.
“Total cost of ownership is very important for these buyers. When you buy a car in the entry class you don’t want to spend a lot of fuel,” said Curl.
Nissan’s 2014 Versa Note is the only car in its class with an option called Around View Monitor. It gives a virtual 360 degree “bird’s eye” view of the surroundings. Around View Monitor allows drivers to see the lines on either side of a parking space and the wall behind them, so they can park more quickly and more accurately.
“There’s no car anywhere close to this price point that has the Around View Monitor. It’s class exclusive for a couple classes above actually,” said Marcy Maguire, Dealer Principal of Windsor Nissan in NJ.
Four cameras, one on each side of the vehicle, are processed to create this 360-degree view. The feature is available with the SL tech package.
Another new feature available on the Versa Note is something called Divide-N-Hide Adjustable Floor. The system’s large split-folding floor can be used to create a flat cargo area or to provide a hidden cargo storage area.
“With the fold-down seats we have a class-leading over 20 feet of cargo space, so yes, the Divide-N-Hide helps you utilize that to its full advantage,” said a Nissan Sales Executive.
Nissan executives say this new Versa Note will help keep Nissan’s overall Versa lineup number one in the entry-level segment in terms of sales. The 2014 Versa Note has a manufacturer’s suggested retail starting price of $13,990.
The new Nissan 5-passenger Cube is all set to make a grab of the market with its outlandish design and concepts. All Cubes come with a 122-horsepower, 1.8 liter DOCH 16-valve 4-cylinder engine and the other specifications varying with the trim.
While the automatic Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) remains elective in the S trim Cubes, it is a standard option on the SL and Krom trims. The $19,930 priced SL trim comes with the $1,600 Preferred Package, which includes the remote keyless entry, push-button start, Bluetooth, and a rear sonar system, a $230 Interior Design Package with the carpets and a shag dash, a $100 Vehicle Alarm Sensor, and a $490 Interior Illumination Package that includes a 20-color accent lighting system and stainless steel kick plates. The fully loaded 6-speed manual transmission Krom trim also has a unique body design, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, a lot of interior lights, and Rockford Fosgate audio system for a cost less than $20,000.
The interiors are meant to be stylish and offer a comfortable ride. Cube comes with standard features like air-conditioning with in-cabin microfilter, power windows and door locks, and a CD system with aux jack. The SL trim enjoys an automatic headlight system and enhanced audio system. The S trim, on the other hand, presents steering wheel-mounted controls, cruise control, additional two speakers and interior lights and pockets. Even though the second-row seats do not fold forward, it has rear-hinged tailgate opening like a door and wrap-around windows.
For the safety, Nissan has brought in six standard airbags including roof-mounted bags, and with Zone Body Construction, high-strength steel side-door guard beams, and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH). The ABS, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Traction Control System, Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), a Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Nissan’s Vehicle Security System and the Rear Sonar System give it greater gravity and control. But the limited cargo area might pose a source of worry to the owners.
It offers 28/30 mpg city/highway fuel efficiency besides being announced as a Low Emissions Vehicle. The costs typically range around $13,990 and $19,370. While the S trim comes at $14,690, the SL at $16,790 and the Krom at $19,370, opting out of the Rear Sonar System can leave a saving of $1,600.
To conclude, compared to its competitor the Scion xB, Nissan Cube enjoys lower price by $3.5k, and better mileage than Scion xB’s 24 mpg besides a hinged door, making the option worth consideration.
Nissan vehicles has announced Bottom Line Model Year End Sales Event at its showroom. Nissan is holding a big sales event, and most of the vehicles on the lot have two or three different offers, either a big chunk of cash back or a special lease deal. Nissan will also offer a Lifetime Powertrain Warranty and cover first oil change for free.
Nissan says that we want your car buying experience to be a pleasant and a memorable one. From August through September 2nd Nissan dealers invite you to save on quality 2008 vehicles at the bottom line! Enjoy the year-end sales event savings on vehicles like, Reliable sedans — Versa, Sentra, Altima and Maxima, Powerful work-ready trucks like Frontier and Titan, Adventure-ready SUVs — Xterra, Pathfinder and Armada, Versatile crossovers — Rogue and Murano. Come and celebrate the Bottom Line year-end sales event, Nissan continues to enhance its overall cost competitiveness, 15% of global sourcing is made in Leading Competitive Countries (LCC) such as China, ASIAN, Mexico, and Eastern Europe, versus 12% last year.
Nissan continues to invest massively for its future within a clearly established long-term strategy, especially in the research and development of breakthrough technologies and innovative products.
And Nissan’s financial services arm established to provide competitive financial products and service to Nissan customers. Folsom Lake Nissan, the leading Nissan dealer in Folsom, California, located in Folsom Lake has announced this great Nissan Bottom Line Sales Event in this season.