2015 Nissan Versa Note SR Debuts at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

After the big splash of the Detroit auto show last month, the 2014 Chicago auto show is making smaller waves with debuts like the 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR, a new trim level for Nissan’s subcompact hatchback. Mirroring the SR trim on the larger Nissan Sentra, this “sporty” Versa Note adds a few exterior upgrades and interior accents, but is otherwise mechanically identical to other unsporty Versa Note models.

The 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR has a more aggressive look overall, with updated front and rear fascias and a new front grille. The SR also comes with a rear spoiler, special 16-inch alloy wheels, standard foglights, and slightly darker headlights. A body kit and a few chrome accents complete the exterior look. On the inside, the Versa Note SR gets a leather-wrapped steering wheel that’s said to be inspired by that of the 370Z, along with “suede-like” cloth seats with orange accents, and piano black dashboard trim.

Other than these cosmetic upgrades, the 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR is unchanged from the standard car. A 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine is still the only engine choice, and for the SR model this 109-hp powertrain pairs exclusively with a CVT. Fuel economy ratings are unchanged at 31/40/35 mpg city/highway/combined.

In other Nissan Versa Note news, the 2015 model will receive some equipment reshuffling, with the SL designation transitioning to a full trim level rather than an upgrade package available for the Versa Note SV. The 2015 Nissan Versa Note SL will come standard with a backup camera, alloy wheels, pushbutton start, heated seats, and a 5.0-inch display screen with the NissanConnect infotainment system. Trim levels now include S, S Plus, SV, SR, and SL, and all 2015 Versa Note hatchbacks will come standard with Bluetooth phone connectivity for 2015.