Two little letters can make a big difference. At Nissan, those letters are SR. These two letters signify a sporty touch and are added to several Nissan models. For 2015, the Versa Note gets into the game. Although the mechanical aspects of the SR have not changed, the small compact's attitude has been radically changed.
Unveiled at this year's auto show in Chicago, the SR is one of four trim levels available on the Versa Note. The secret of a good recipe often lies in the spices that are added to it, and this is why the Versa Note SR, despite it's basic 109 horsepower could end up being a tasty morsel after all.
Like all variants of the Nissan Versa Note, The SR is a front-wheel drive car powered by a small four-cylinder, 1.6-litre engine, paired with a Nissan Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). This very pleasant to use transmission helps the car achieve excellent fuel consumption.
Each of the elements that distinguish the SR from the other trim levels are visual. The front bumper is modified, along with the headlights with smoked lenses. The fog lights are standard equipment. At the bottom of the doors, stylistic additions were integrated, in order to make the whole car appear more dynamic. The mirrors have integrated turn signals. The SR sports a rear spoiler, and it's exclusive alloy wheels are 16 inches in diameter.
Inside, passengers will sit on high-end synthetic suede seats with sporty orange trim and stitching. The thicker leather-wrapped sport steering wheel is inspired by the one found in the 370Z. The instrumentation is complete. The infotainment system allows occupants to listen to CDs, in addition to digital players and satellite radio. The NissanConnect system allows the integration of Facebook, Twitter and TuneIn Radio, among others, through a smartphone.
The SR is available in six different colours, each with a more distinctive interior. The 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR is already in Canadian showrooms, priced at slightly over $20,000 plus taxes.
By Linda Aylesworth - autoExpert.ca