The Nissan Versa and its hatchback variation, the Versa Note, have done well in the subcompact world since late, thanks to their combination of decent appearances, terrific freight space, loads of alternatives, and terrific fuel economy. Not delighted with leaving well enough alone, we anticipate Nissan to fully revamp the versatile Versa Note for 2019.
Nissan has remained rather tight-lipped about the Versa Note’s redesign, so there are no information on exactly what it’ll appear like. Offered its success, we do not expect a clean-sheet redesign, but rather we expect Nissan structure on exactly what has actually made it effective. Search for the Versa Note to keep its high roofline and avoid choosing the swoopy appearance that tends to consume cargo space. We can likely seek to the brand-new Maxima and the Sentra to obtain a feel for the style hints it’ll handle.
The existing Versa Note utilizes a 1.6-liter engine to inject 109 horse power into this tiny hatchback. While the details surrounding the upgraded car’s engine remain under covers, Nissan’s relocate to turbo on the Sentra may point towards a smaller-displacement, turbocharged engine in the Versa. This would not only inject more power into the hatchback, however it would also reduce its weight and enhance fuel economy.
The IIHS hasn’t fully evaluated the Versa Note, but its sibling, the Versa sedan, has undergone a handful of the IIHS’ tests. In the moderate-overlap, side, and roof-strength tests, the Versa sedan got “great” ratings. By the time the redesigned Versa Note hits display room floorings, it might have enough sophisticated features to make a Top Safety Pick classification from the IIHS.
With its debut still more than a year away, we have no pricing information on the redesigned Versa Note. That said, we do not anticipate a substantial cost spike from the existing model’s price variety of $15,065 to $19,545 (destination charges included).
In this range, the Versa Note takes heat from the Honda Fit ($16,825 to $21,100), the Ford Fiesta Hatchback ($15,265 to $21,845), and the Hyundai Accent ($15,830 to $17,330). We expect to see the redesigned Versa Note in display rooms at some time in 2019.