2017 Nissan Versa Note hatchback front photo. Image: Digital Trends.

U.S. – Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd. (NASDAQ: NSANY) will launch the 2017 Nissan Versa Note hatchback series at Los Angeles Auto Show next week.

The Nissan Versa Note is identical to the 2016 model, except for some styling features and contend changes.

The subcompact hatchbacks now pack the “V-Motion” grille most Nissan models have, plus new headlights similar to the ones on the sporty Versa Note SR.

The interior also got some minor changes, including bigger cup holders, a secondary 12-volt outlet, and relocation of the main 12-volt outlet and USB port to the front of the central console.

2017-nissan-versa-note-interior picture
2017-nissan-versa-note-interior. Image: Digital Trends.

The 2017 Versa Note comes with three different presentations. All models will come out with NissanConnect infotainment system with voice recognition, a mobile app suite, navigation, and Around View Monitor camera system.

Specs and features

The subcompact vehicle will have a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine. The engine has 109 horsepower and 107 pound-feet of torque with the front-wheel drive.

It has a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while EPA fuel-economy figures are 31 miles per gallon in the city and 39 miles per gallon on the highway.

It packs the same powertrain, but it will include trim-specific exterior details, seats wrapped in a suede-like material, and a three-spoke steering wheel.

2017-nissan-versa-note-engine photo. Image: Digital Trends.
2017-nissan-versa-note-engine photo. Image: Digital Trends.

There is also a Versa Note SV with added features. It has keyless entry, front map lights, second 12-vot power outlet, USB port, chrome door handles, faux metal interior trimming, and power window and locks.

The Versa Note SL will come out with items like a 360-degree-view monitor, heated seats, and a proximity key push start button.

It will also have 5.8 inches touchscreen display, Android Auto and Apple Car Play, Bluetooth audio streaming, Sirius XM, fog lights, and 16 inches alloy wheels.

Price, release date and availability

Previously, the most affordable vehicle in the 2015 Series is the Versa Note S model. Unlike the others, it packs a manual transmission with a stick-shift only. It had a price of $15,095, but Nissan canceled the budget option.

2017 Nissan Versa Note rear picture. Image: Digital Trend.
2017 Nissan Versa Note rear picture. Image: Digital Trend.

Pricing for the remaining trim levels stays the same. It means the 2017 Versa Note will have a starting price of $16,345. Finally, the Versa Note SV has a price of $17,245, while the SL model will cost $19,575.

The vehicle will debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Nissan has not specified a release date just yet, but the 2017 Nissan Versa Note series will probably reach the market in the first quarter of the next year.

The vehicles will be available in the U.S. as well as Japan and other Asian countries.

Source: Digital Trends