On November 10, Nissan North America announced it will unveil the 2017 Versa Note (the Note, in Japan) at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, which commences on November 16.
The Versa Note was launched on January 2013 at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. It was introduced to the US market as an all-new hatchback to succeed the Versa (the Tiida, in Japan).
The Versa Note is the equivalent to the Note for the Japanese market. However, the US model only offers a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine that generates 109ps of maximum output and 14.8kgm of maximum torque. The standard transmission is an electronic CVT with a five-speed manual system available for its basic model.
Nearly four years after its debut, the Versa Note has undergone its first full makeover for the 2017 model. The adjustments are in line with the Note for the Japanese market, and have generated a completely new look through such additions as Nissanâ€™s exclusive V-motion grille.
For the powertrain, the 2017 Versa Note has inherited the naturally aspirated 1.6-liter inline four-cylinder gasoline engine from its previous model. The electronic CVT has been enhanced to offer improved fuel efficiency. However, the e-POWER series hybrid system available for the Japanese Note has not been established for the US model.
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)