2014 Nissan Versa Note has a 5-speed manual transmission (S model only) or a next-generation Xtronic CVT transmission. Aiding efficiency is an integrated auxiliary gearbox using planetary gearing. The CVT features a transmission ratio of 7.3:1, broader than those of conventional CVTs and even typical 7 speed automatic transmissions.
It includes an Around View Monitor, a navigation system with a 5.8-inch color touch-screen display, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, and Streaming Audio via Bluetooth. The standard safety systems offered by Nissan for the new Versa Note include the Advanced Air Bag System (AABS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS).
Other key exterior features include large multi-reflector halogen headlights, rear combination lights with aero flares for improved aerodynamics and a wide sweeping grille with deep front fascia. Fog lights and heated sideview mirrors are also available.
Nissan also decided to debut its first ever Active Grille Shutters that reduce the Note’s coefficient of drag to a lowly 0.298 (CVT model). The Note can also be equipped with Nissan around-view camera system for the SL Tech package only.