Even the Nissan Versa and its hatchback variant, the Versa Note, have done well in the subcompact kingdom as of late, thanks to their combination of decent looks, excellent cargo space, loads of alternatives, and terrific fuel economy. Not pleased with leaving well enough alone, we expect Nissan to completely redesign the versatile Versa Note for 2019.
Nissan has stayed fairly tight-lipped concerning the Versa Note’s redesign, and therefore there are not any details on what it’ll look like. Considering its success, we don’t expect a clean-sheet redesign, however, we expect Nissan construction on what has made it effective. Start looking for your Versa Note to keep its top roofline and prevent going to your swoopy look that will eat up freight room. We can probably visit the new Maxima and the Sentra to get a feel for the design cues it’ll take on.
The 2019 Nissan Versa Note uses a 1.6-liter motor to inject 109 horsepower into this tiny hatchback. While the specifics surrounding the redesigned car engine remain under wraps, Nissan’s movement to turbo about the Sentra may point toward a smaller-displacement, turbocharged engine in the Versa. This would not merely inject more power into the hatchback, but it would also decrease its own weight and enhance fuel economy.
The IIHS hasn’t fully tested the Versa Note, but its sibling, the Versa sedan, has experienced a few of the IIHS’ tests. In the moderate-overlap, side, and roof-strength tests, the Versa sedan received “good” tests. By the time that the redesigned Versa Note reaches showroom floors, it might have enough innovative features to earn a Top Safety Pick designation in the IIHS.
Stay tuned for updates as they become accessible.
Pricing & Release Date
Using its introduction more than a year off, we’ve got no pricing details on the redesigned Versa Note. That said, we don’t expect a huge price spike from the current model’s price assortment 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 also the Hyundai Accent ($15,830 to $17,330).
We hope to see the redesigned Versa Note at showrooms at some point in 2019.