Video: Nissan’s New Versa Note

After announcing the price of its Versa Note earlier this month, Nissan has released a video showcasing the various features of the hatchback.

The all-new 2014 Versa Note is the fourth of five all-new vehicles Nissan launched in the last year and a half. Nissan said the Versa family has been the top selling car in this segment for 38 of the last 42 months and Nissan executives say this new model is designed to keep it there.

As announced earlier this month, the Versa Note will start with an MSRP of $13,990 USD for the base S trim level – which is $680 USD less than the outgoing Versa Hatch S M/T.

“This car has the features and the value to continue that momentum, absolutely,” said Nissan Senior Manager of Product Planning, John Curl.

According to Nissan, 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 and 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 also said its 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.