What else has changed 2018?
Nissan has announced pricing and specification details for the 2019 Versa Note hatchback, but don’t expect too many revolutionary new features since the late 2018 model introduced a raft of updates including a standard RearView Monitor and a 7.0-inch color audio system touchscreen display.
New for the 2019 Versa Note is an optional NissanConnect infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as SiriusXM Satellite Radio, which is only available for the SV and SR trim levels. Pricing for the 2019 Versa Note has also increased slightly across the lineup.
The entry-level Versa Note 1.6 S Xtronic now starts at $15,650, which is $50 more expensive than the outgoing model. The mid-range SV trim has also increased by $50 with a starting price of $16,550, while the range-topping SR model starts $18,360, representing a $260 increase. All prices exclude the $895 destination and handling fee.
The 2019 Versa Note retains same 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder as last year’s model that sends 109 hp and 107 lb-ft of torque through a Xtronic CVT transmission. In terms of fuel economy, the naturally aspirated unit has an EPA-estimated starting of 31/39/34 mpg city/highway/combined.
The addition of NissanConnect probably won’t result in a significant sales surge, however, which the Versa Note could do with right now as the hatchback hasn’t been a sales hit in the US, despite being popular in Japan. Last month, sales of the Nissan Vera in North America dipped to 3,145 units sold, down from 7,248 in January – and those figures include the sedan version.