What Is It?
The 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR is a new, sporty trim level for the Versa Note hatchback.
When Does It Go On Sale?
The 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR will begin arriving at dealerships in April.
How Much Does It Cost?
Pricing will be announced in March, according to Nissan.
What Kinds of Engines and Transmissions Does It Have?
1.6-liter inline four-cylinder, 109 horsepower, 107 pound-feet of torque
Continuously variable transmission
EPA rated at 31 mpg city, 40 mpg highway
What Unique Features Does the Versa Note SR Offer?
Exterior features of the 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR include sporty front and rear fascias and grille, a unique rear spoiler, standard foglights with black-and-chrome accents and 16-inch sport aluminum-alloy wheels.
Interior details include a Nissan 370Z-inspired leather-wrapped steering wheel, suedelike fabric seats with orange accents and double stitching, a redesigned piano black center instrument panel with silver accents and chrome knobs, and a Fine Vision triple-dial gauge cluster with a floating trip computer.
Other standard features include six-way-adjustable front bucket seats, an audio system with four speakers, 12-volt power outlet, front door pockets with bottle holders and front seatback pockets.
Available exterior colors include Metallic Blue, Red Brick, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Gray, Super Black, Aspen White, Metallic Peacock and Morning Sky Blue.
What Models Will It Compete Against?
Chevrolet Sonic hatchback: Buyers who choose the top-of-the-line 2014 Chevrolet Sonic RS get high style and lots of performance-oriented features. Exterior details include a special grille, 17-inch five-spoke wheels and a lowered suspension. Three premium exterior colors are available and include the eye-popping Crystal Red Tintcoat, which adds $325 to the sticker price. Siri Eyes Free Integration is also available on the Sonic and is designed to keep drivers connected while minimizing distraction.
Ford Fiesta ST hatchback: The Versa Note SR is taking aim at the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST hatchback, one of the most coveted cars in the subcompact class. The Fiesta ST sets a high bar with a 197-hp 1.6-liter four-cylinder turbo engine and a unique ST rear spoiler, grille, wheels and sport suspension. The optional Molten Orange exterior color, priced at $595, adds even more personality.
Honda Fit: The redesigned 2015 Honda Fit arrives in U.S. showrooms this spring with a more aggressive look and a hard-to-beat cabin featuring "Magic Seat," which offers multiple configurable seating positions. Honda also offers an electric version of the Fit, something that is not offered in the Versa Note lineup.
Should You Wait for It?
For buyers looking for a relatively inexpensive hatchback with a lot of personality, the 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR should be a worth a short wait.