Nissan today confirmed that it will be showing the 2014 Versa Note – not Versa, not Note, but Versa Note – at next week's 2013 Detroit Auto Show. And while we can't see a whole lot from this one teaser image, we're willing to bet that the car looks a lot like this.

All Nissan will tell us at this time is that the Versa Note will have "segment-exclusive technology, outstanding fuel economy, smart packaging and class-leading cargo space." Sounds... class-competitive.

Given how turned-off we are by the second-generation Versa sedan, it'll be interesting to see just what's in store for this Notably more functional version of the affordable compact. Stay tuned for the full details live from Cobo Hall in just a few days, and scroll down to read Nissan's brief press blast.
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Nissan to Unveil All-New 2014 Versa Note in Detroit

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - On January 15th at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, Nissan will unveil the all-new 2014 Versa Note. This 4-door hatchback, with segment-exclusive technology, outstanding fuel economy, smart packaging and class-leading cargo space, is the fourth of five new models launched by Nissan over 15 months.


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      foxtrot685
      • 1 Year Ago
      This kinda sucks because the second gen Tiida hatch that is available overseas has the DIG Turbo from the Juke and 6-speed manual transmission available in it. And overall it's a sharper looking car that the Versa Note.
      rbnhd1144
      • 1 Year Ago
      The first note was a great car, I expect the second one to be just as good if not better.
      munkymonkjr
      • 1 Year Ago
      I expect better things. Even in the last gen, the hatchback was the much better choice over the sedan. In fact, that is the norm. Can't think of a single instance where that isn't true.
      Felipe Politano
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thankfully, this teaser shot shows the exact same tail light seen on the new European-spec Nissan Note. Just check the european car on the internet and see for yourself. It's a much better design, with a much better interior and hopefully a much more "euro" driving experience. There's your chance for redemption, Nissan.
      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its about time! There needs to be more cars like this. A "quality" compact utility gas sipping hatch, like the honda fit. I dont get why other car brands still dont sell their compact hatch that they already sell around the world in america. Ford recently figured it out with the fiesta. BTW the old Aveo was garbage....
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ugh..Nissan can keep it. The last thing the world needs is more crappy, plastic Asian garbage cans.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      I drive a new 2013 sedan with and yes it's no frills transportation and sure it gets negative reviews but the car was made for guys like me that could care less about the status quo and on a tight budget. I rather drive my new Versa and have peace of mind unlilke my 16 year old beater. I'll admit there are better cars in the market but my Versa fits my situation and I've grown to love it.
        F_Monk
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Yep, there's actually a lot to be said for basic transportation with a warranty. I love my old beater, but I'm playing a form of roulette. Just because it hasn't let me down before doesn't mean it won't...matter of fact, it probably means it's long overdue. I bought a base Versa hatch for mom back in 2010 and she loves it. Looking back, I should've ponied up for the power locks/windows. At the time, she assured me she didn't mind the crank windows--all she wanted was AC and a CD player--but I should've thought about the convenience of power locks. Other than that, it's the perfect car for her: safe, comfortable, relatively spacious, good MPGs and very reliable.
          Brian Abrigana
          • 1 Year Ago
          @F_Monk
          Just call up a local auto shop with good ratings on Yelp and ask them for a quote on a power door lock install. My local shop quoted me at $40 per door for an install, but I ended up doing it myself on my old 1996 corolla, haha.
          F_Monk
          • 1 Year Ago
          @F_Monk
          @ Brian. Good idea. I'll look into parts cost & etc. The Versa hatch is odd in that it keeps the electric rear hatch release on non-power package models. Basically, you get one keyhole on the driver's door and that unlocks the hatch too. So if you need to open the hatch, you have to first unlock the driver's door and then poke the button on the hatch. That means the hatch lock is connected electronically to the driver's door lock. That might also mean that all the wiring/connectors for power locks are in place and all I'll have to do is mount the power lock mechanisms in each door, mount a button inside and figure out how to set up a remote unlock/lock feature.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
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        BB79826
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Saying you depend on your brand new Versa is one thing, but the fact is, you can get an Accent for barely any more money (don't act like you got the $11k stripper with a manual and no A/C) and it's not a noisy, mushy-handling 106hp weakling.
          Cruising
          • 1 Year Ago
          @BB79826
          Like I said in my earlier post there are better cars in the segment, I decided to go with the Versa because of brand familiarity. Much of my family has driven Nissan’s for years and years. This is only my second car first one was a Nissan with 280k could have gone 300k+ but economically not worth putting money into. I'm not very picky and frankly every thing that did not work on my old car electronically and mechanically works on this one. And yes mine has the CVT (OMG it’s the devil!) but with my relaxed driving style and long runs between lights I’m getting 38 mpg average in town. To be honest, I’ve only driven two cars in my entire life my first one and now the Versa and frankly the Versa is leaps and bounds improvement over the my old car. Yes I’m ignorant because I don’t have much car experience but I’m not complaining about my purchase. It does what I need and fit’s my criteria.
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      Azazel
      • 1 Year Ago
      Didn't care for the Note and I won't care much for the Versa Note. Come on Nissan, you have to do better.
      ocnblu
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well I hope it's available with something other than a CVT in the upper trim levels (six speed manual, please?). Looks pretty decent, not like the "horseshoe crab" new Sentra and Altima.
        carguy1701
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ocnblu
        Nope. No 6-speed for higher trims.
          ocnblu
          • 1 Year Ago
          @carguy1701
          Yes, it would go against recent Nissan practice if they did offer a manual in a higher trim level. I was putting that out there to express my desire for Nissan to reverse their recent course and go back to being fun to drive... a Nissan/Datsun historical reference that is getting more distant with each passing year. CVT sucks the life out of every vehicle it touches, no matter the manufacturer. This is a chance for Nissan to change their tune, play a different melody, and put a shiny new quarter in the juke box.
      Lovebites
      • 1 Year Ago
      hello good humans, did a snoodle on google and found kompleet pikture of said kar. not mean to cast inflammable incinerations or squirillous aspargus, but luks like ford hocus focus got into scruffle with a honda and a highnous hayena and the result was versa note. i wood rather fibrillate for the turbo fiat 500L. everybody, go have sum warm milk and kookies. tank you.
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