Nissan Versa News

  • Nissan Gripz concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

    The series-hybrid powertrain, in which motive power is provided exclusively by one or more electric motors that run on electricity produced by a combustion engine, has been popular in trains and boats for many decades. In cars, it's been confined to the BMW i3 REx and the Fisker Karma (now Karma Revero). Even the first-generation Chevrolet Volt turned out to have a mode in which the gasoline range-extending engine clutched directly into the powertrain to provide torque to the wheels (after the battery was depleted), because that proved more energy-efficient at high speeds. DON'T MISS: Nissan...

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    Nissan Juke concept to get e-Power series hybrid system as well

    Nissan is a leader in electric cars, but the Japanese automaker has been slow to adopt competitive hybrid technology. In a move that could potentially rectify that situation, Nissan unveiled its new e-Power series-hybrid system in Japan late last year. The system was first demonstrated in a Nissan...

  • 2017 Nissan Versa Note
    2017 Nissan Versa Note gets updates before LA Auto Show

    The 2017 Nissan Versa Note gets styling updates, but no mechanical changes.

  • 2016 Nissan Note e-Power
    Nissan e-Power series hybrid builds on electric-car expertise

    This morning, in Japan, Nissan unveiled what its lineup has long been missing: strong hybrid technology. The company's new e-Power hybrid system, demonstrated in a Nissan Note hatchback, contains a gasoline engine and an electric traction motor. But unlike the power-split hybrids used by Toyota and...

  • Leaked image of Nissan Note e-Power hybrid (Japanese market version) published on Liveblog site
    Nissan Note hybrid leaked, but not likely for North America

    The Nissan Versa Note has never been a particularly big seller in North America. Its sedan counterpart is one of the largest and most capacious vehicles in the subcompact segment, but the Note has always been more of a car for European and Asian markets. There, it does fairly well, in part due to a...

  • 2016 Nissan Versa Note
    Range-extended electric Nissan Note to launch in November?

    An extended-range electric Nissan Note will launch in Japan in November, according to a new report.

  • Priscilla Briggs with her new 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage, Boston, May 2014

    Many people approach car shopping in the U.S. looking for the largest, most luxurious vehicle they can afford, from the best brand possible. Still, at least a handful of shoppers are more focused on basic transportation--and a vehicle they know they can afford. My daughter Priscilla falls into the latter category, and she recently set off on one of life's great adventures: buying her first car. MUST SEE: Natural Gas For Long-Haul Trucks: Which Version Makes More Sense? Living in a dense suburb of Boston with limited parking, she preferred a small car, but felt strongly that she needed to be...

  • 2014 Nissan Versa Note
    2014 Nissan Versa Note: Gas Mileage Drive Report

    The Nissan Versa is one of the largest "subcompacts" on the market. For 2014, a new hatchback model called the Versa Note joins the all-new sedan launched last year. We spent several hundred miles with a prototype 2014 Versa Note over three days of this past weekend, and came away relatively...

  • 2014 Nissan Versa Note
    2014 Nissan Versa Note Tops Subcompact Gas Mileage; Clever Aero, Light Weight

    As automobile manufacturers strive for greater fuel efficiency, it's the low-hanging fruit proving most effective for immediate gains. That's why Nissan's new 2014 Versa Note--replacing the old 2012 Versa hatchback--has improved by a full 5 mpg on the old car's combined economy. The 2014 Nissan...

  • 2014 Nissan Versa Sedan
    2014 Nissan Versa Sedan: Pricing And Specification Revealed

    It may not be fast, it may not be pretty, but the Nissan Versa Sedan has one overriding virtue--it's cheap. That continues for the 2014 model year, as pricing remains unchanged from the 2013 Versa Sedan. A standard Versa S starts at $11,990--plus a $750 destination and handling fee--making it the...

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    2014 Nissan Versa Note: 2013 Detroit Auto Show First Photos

    At the Detroit Auto Show—a day prior to a press conference revealing full details—Nissan took the wraps off the new-generation version of its low-cost Versa Hatchback. From the outside, which is all we’ve been able to see thus far, the Versa Note looks essentially the same as the...

  • 2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SL, New York City, July 2012
    2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SL Sedan: Weekend Drive Report

    When auto writers drive test cars, they're usually loaned out from carmakers' regional fleets. So when we asked for an 2012 Nissan Versa sedan to test over a four-day weekend, following our brief test drive of the all-new Versa in May, the car we got seemed rather familiar. It was, in fact, the...

  • 2013 Nissan Note

    Nissan announced today the next generation of its global subcompact, the Note, due to go on sale in Japan this September and Europe in 2013. Nissan North America has now followed that news by announcing that the next Versa hatchback will use the same platform, and echo many of the Note's styling cues. Few details are available at the moment, but Nissan confirms that the Versa will use the company's global V-Platform, but "embrace features tailored to its markets in North and South America". The new car may well share similar proportions to the Asian-market Tiida shown at Shanghai, with...

  • 2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SL, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2012
    2012 Nissan Versa 1.6 SL Sedan: Quick Drive

    Last month, we got a chance to drive the all-new 2012 Nissan Versa sedan, perhaps the largest "subcompact" we've ever been inside. We only had about 20 minutes with the car, but that was enough time to put together some quick impressions. The new Versa four-door sedan is rated at 30 mpg city, 38...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, New York City launch event, October 2011
    5 Good Green Cars For Your Teen: Frugal, Fun, But Responsible Too

    It's summer, the kid wants a car, what are ya gonna do? Chances are you want your kid driving around in something safe. Almost certainly something not too fun or stylish, unless you want them showing off with a car full of friends. And you probably want something with good gas mileage too--it ain't...

  • 2012 Nissan Versa after debut at 2011 New York Auto Show
    2012 Nissan Versa On Video At New York Auto Show

    With gas prices approaching $4 a gallon and the effects of the recession still very much in evidence, a high-mileage, inexpensive compact car with better-than-average interior room sounds like an appealing offer. That's what emerged at the New York Auto Show 10 days ago, as Nissan officially...

  • 2012 Nissan Versa
    2011 New York Auto Show: 2012 Nissan Versa Gets More Expensive And Better Looking

    The Nissan Versa has been one of those cars that suites those looking for good, economic, no frills transportation. Put another way, the Versa really isn’t anything to write home about; in fact the most impressive thing about the Versa used to be that it was the most inexpensive new car you...

  • 2012 Nissan Versa sedan launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
    Tell Us: Is 40 MPG Highway Irrelevant, Or Crucial To Save Gas?

    If you've been paying any attention at all, you'll see new-car ads touting the magical "40 mpg highway" number in big print. You'll see a whole lot of car ads, in fact, for vehicles that include the 2011 Ford Fiesta SFE, 2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco (with six-speed manual), 2011 Hyundai Elantra (all...

  • 2012 Nissan Tiida hatchback, launched at Auto Shanghai 2011

    At 10:40 am tomorrow, Nissan will kick off its press conference at the New York Auto Show. We already know it'll display the Leaf Nismo RC Concept electric racer, but that's a sideshow. The real interest will be in the new 2012 Nissan Versa subcompact. Today, at the Auto Shanghai show in China, Nissan unveiled its new Tiida hatchback model, which will go on sale there in late May. And the Versa is known as the Tiida in other markets. The new hatch certainly looks like an evolution of the current Versa hatchback, with strongly pronounced styling influences from the 2011 Nissan Leaf electric...

  • 2012 Ford Focus
    2011 New York Auto Show: High-Mileage Compact Car Wars Heat Up

    We're barreling toward the 2011 New York Auto Show, where media days kick off in two weeks. While concept cars like the Lexus LF-Gh luxury hybrid sports sedan will get lots of attention, once the media leave, actual car buyers will be just as curious about fuel efficient cars with high gas mileage...

  • 2012 Nissan Versa teaser sketch
    2012 Nissan Versa: New Compact To Launch At New York Auto Show

    All we know so far is that Nissan will show a small car at the New York Auto Show, where media days kick off two weeks from tomorrow. But it's highly likely that the car will be an all-new 2012 Nissan Versa. It will be the latest entrant in a brewing battle among new and recently redesigned compact...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf at quick-charging station
    Guest Post: Cool Factor Must Woo New Buyers To Electric Cars

    Researching and writing for GreenCarReports, we've come to respect the insights of Oliver Hazimeh, Director and Head of the Global E-Mobility Practice at global management consulting firm PRTM. This invited post, written by Hazimeh and Principal Aaron Tweadey, offers thoughts on how carmakers can...

  • 2010 Nissan Versa
    Nissan Helps Keep You More Efficient With ‘Eco Pedal’

    Save Gas With This Automatic Moving Pedal

  • 2010 Nissan Versa
    2010 Nissan Versa: Taking Cheap New Cars To a New Level

    So Inexpensive That Even Frugal Shoppers Might Want An Upgrade

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