New Versa Note SR Launched In Chicago

Nissan has launched a sportier version of its Versa Note sub-compact in Chicago, the Versa Note SR.

Introduced in June 2013, the Versa Note is the second-generation of the 5-door hatchback offered by Nissan.

The company said the new 2015 Versa Note SR’s styling adds a wide range of exclusive features: in front, a unique fascia and grille combine with a dark headlight treatment and standard fog lights with black and chrome accents to provide an aggressive, sporty character; body-color side spoilers and redesigned side mirrors with integrated turn signals complement Versa Note’s side profile.

Nissan added the dynamic exterior look is capped off by a unique rear spoiler, SR badging and high-contrast machine-finished 16-inch sport aluminum-alloy wheels with dark paint mounted with 195/55R16 all-season tires.

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Versa Note SR interior enhancements include, per Nissan, an exclusive 370Z-inspired leather-wrapped steering wheel, suede-like fabric seats with sporty orange accents and double stitching, a redesigned piano black center instrument panel with silver accents and chrome knobs, and Euro-inspired Fine Vision triple-dial gauge cluster with floating trip computer.

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Under the hood, the Versa Note SR includes the model’s 1.6-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with dual fuel injection and Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control) mated to a standard Nissan Xtronic transmission. The engine is rated at 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque. Nissan also said EPA fuel economy for the front-wheel drive Versa Note SR is estimated at 40 mpg highway, 31 mpg city and 35 mpg combined.

Nissan also announced the addition of the SL trim for 2015. Both new grade levels go on sale this spring at Nissan dealers nationwide, joining the Versa Note S MT, S Plus CVT and SV CVT.

Also for the 2015 model year, Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System with steering wheel-mounted controls becomes standard across all trims of Versa Note. Nissan also explained one new option package is also being introduced for 2015, the SR Convenience Package, and new content is added to the SV Convenience Package and SL Tech Package.