Nissan unveiled two new models earlier today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit; the Versa Note, and the Resonance concept.
On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013, Nissan unveiled two new models to the public at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The Nissan Versa Note hatchback adds to the auto maker’s entry-level segment, while the Resonance concept gives customers a glimpse of what’s to come in future Nissan crossover vehicles.
The Versa Note is the second generation of Nissan’s popular Versa hatchback. The model will offer some major technological upgrades, such as an Around View® Monitor, NissanConnectSM with Navigation System and Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, and Active Grille Shutter. The Versa Note is expected to get 40 mpg on the highway, making it appealing to students, young families, and the eco-conscious alike. Nissan Division Vice President and General Manager Al Castignetti said, “We're keeping the excitement going with this great-looking Versa Note and its unexpected and affordable technology, which should help Versa retain its title as the top-selling nameplate in the entry-level segment.”
The Resonance concept features a sleek body, with an open, airy architecture, and a large full-length glass panel. The crossover’s interior is designed to be a “VIP lounge,” with leather seats and high-tech gadgets. The Resonance concept is an all-wheel drive with an efficient hybrid drivetrain, which couples a smaller displacement internal combustion engine with an electric motor/lithium-ion battery and advanced management system. Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer stated: "The Resonance concept leads Nissan into a new 'innovation era' of smart design and smart technology, ensuring that Nissan will continue its global crossover design leadership for many years to come."
Palmer concluded that "The all-new Versa Note, and a future crossover that could look a lot like what you see here with Resonance, are just two of the many future products coming from Nissan." Palmer also mentioned that "Nissan welcomes attendees at the show to see what 'Innovation that excites' is all about with our new display, our exciting 2013 Nissan model lineup and this special preview of what's ahead."
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