Στην έκθεση του Λος Άντζελες την ερχόμενη εβδομάδα η Nissan θα παρουσιάσει την MY2017 έκδοση του Versa (γνωστό ως Note στην Ελλάδα) όπως και την Black Pearl Edition του Juke. Το πρώτο διαθέτει νέα φωτιστικά σώματα, νέες ζάντες, νέα εξωτερικά χρώματα, νέα γρίλια και στο εσωτερικό συναντάμε μικρές αλλαγές, όπως μεγαλύτερες ποτηροθήκες και νέα διακοσμητικά. Κίνηση παίρνει από τον 1.600αρη ατμοσφαιρικό κινητήρα 109 ίππων που συνδυάζεται με CVT κιβώτιο ταχυτήτων.
To Nissan Juke Black Pearl Edition θα βγει σε 1.250 μονάδες, με τις 1.000 να πωλούνται στις Η.Π.Α και τις 250 στον Καναδά. Είναι βαμμένο σε μαύρο χρώμα, έχει λευκές λεπτομέρειες, μαύρες γυαλιστερές ζάντες 17″, μαύρα υφασμάτινα καθίσματα με λευκές ραφές και λευκά ένθετα. Μηχανικά φορά τον 1.600αρη turbo κινητήρα των 190 ίππων που συνδυάζεται με το CVT κιβώτιο ταχυτήτων, που μπορεί να στείλει την κίνηση είτε στον μπροστά, είτε και στους δύο άξονες.
2017 Nissan Versa Note features new front end styling, new 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and new vibrant exterior colors
– Versa Note and Versa sedan combine to be America’s best-selling nameplate in entry level segment1 – Freshened Versa Note exterior features new V-Motion grille and swept-back headlights – adds greater family resemblance with popular Sentra, Altima and Maxima – New exterior colors – Monarch Orange and Deep Blue Pearl – reinforce vibrant Versa Note personality – Customer-driven interior enhancements provide improved convenience, while retuned Xtronic transmission provides improved acceleration feel
Since its U.S. introduction for the 2014 model year, Versa Note has celebrated the difference between hatchback and sedan buyers. Where most manufacturers in the segment offer lookalike styling, essentially only substituting the trunk lid for a hatchback, the Versa Note and Versa sedan have highly distinctive exteriors. The two share many components under the skin, but few elements when it comes to design – acknowledging that hatchback buyers are looking for an added level of style to go with a 5-door’s utility.
This one-two punch of Versa Note and Versa has been rewarded in the marketplace, where the combination has maintained the highest sales among competitors in segment year-after- year1.
For 2017, Versa Note accentuates its popular forward-looking style even more with a new front fascia and “V-Motion” grille that flows seamlessly with the swept-back halogen headlights. While now sharing a closer family resemblance with Nissan Sentra, Altima and Maxima, the new design retains the vibrant Versa Note personality, especially when wrapped in new Monarch Orange or Deep Blue Pearl exterior colors. In addition, Versa Note S Plus, SV and SL grades receive the sporty rear fascia previously available only on Versa Note SR.
Other enhancements for the 2017 model year include a new wheel cover design for S Plus and SV grades and a revised 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design for the SL trim level. Inside, the 2017 Versa Note includes a number of customer input-driven changes, such as larger cupholders, the addition of a second 12-volt outlet for SV, SR and SL trims and the relocation of the first 12-volt outlet and USB auxiliary port to the front of the center console.
The 2017 Versa Note is offered in a range of four well-equipped models: S Plus, SV, SR and SL. Each model is powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine, matched with a next-generation, Nissan Xtronic transmission, helping them achieve up to an EPA-estimated 39 miles per gallon highway fuel economy. The Xtronic transmission has received new D-Step Logic Control tuning for improved acceleration feel. New Front End Design Enhances the Open, Aero and Energetic Exterior
Since its introduction in 2013 as a 2014 model, Nissan Versa Note’s sculpted styling has been designed to accomplish two things: provide efficient aerodynamics to help enhance fuel economy and to stand out from the crowd of entry-level competitors. Its dramatic shape and proportions provide an energetic look that reflects the active lives of its target buyers.
For 2017, the fresh new front end appearance adds to its character with a new fascia and Nissan’s distinctive V-Motion grille. Along with its steeply sloped front windshield and deeply sculpted doors, Versa Note features a dramatic character line called the “squash line.” Inspired by the international sport of squash, the line follows the trajectory of a squash ball hitting a wall, bouncing on the court floor and returning to the player. This “rebound path” projects the dynamic energy of Versa Note in both look and driving feel.
Attention to aerodynamic detail helps Versa Note achieve a coefficient of drag of 0.298. The large front spoiler combines with a “kick up” roof shape and low aero-drag floor structure (including front and rear tire deflectors, rear suspension beam mounted flush with floor and fuel tank deflectors) to direct airflow over, under and around the body. An Active Grille Shutter limits the amount of air entering the engine compartment, reducing drag force by 0.01. The Active Grille Shutter is generally closed at speeds above 20 miles per hour.
The new-for-2017 swept-back multi-reflector halogen headlights are paired with Versa Note’s “boomerang” rear taillights, which are similar to those found on the Nissan 370Z and Nissan JUKE. The special “vented” taillight design includes special outlets and lip to help guide air away from the body for reduced air turbulence and improved rear lamp visibility in bad weather. Fog lights and heated sideview mirrors are also available. All 2017 Versa Note grades now adapt the sporty rear fascia previously available only on the SR grade.
The Versa Note SR model offers exterior and interior treatments including fog lights, body- color side sills, rear spoiler, sideview mirrors with integrated turn signals, suede-like seats, 370Z-style sport leather wrapped steering wheel and 16-inch sport machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels – providing a more sporty appearance.
Versa Note’s dynamic design also takes full advantage of Nissan’s global “V” platform. It features a long 102.4-inch wheelbase helping maximize interior roominess, while short front and rear overhangs help provide a sporty stance and parking maneuverability.
The 2017 Versa Note is offered in the following colors: new Monarch Orange and Deep Blue Pearl, along with Gun Metallic, Cayenne Red, Brilliant Silver, Super Black, Aspen White and Fresh Powder.
Roomy Interior, Class-Exclusive Around View® Monitor2
The roomy interior is a perfect match for the stylish Versa Note exterior. The five-passenger Versa Note cabin provides a spacious total interior volume of 112.9 cubic feet and ample cargo space of 18.8 cubic feet. A low cargo area liftover height provides easy loading and unloading of heavy or bulky objects. The interior also offers front headroom of 40.8 inches and rear legroom of 38.3 inches – making Versa Note both adult comfortable and kid friendly.
Enhancements for the new model year include a number of customer input-driven changes, such as larger cupholders, the addition of a second 12-volt outlet for SV, SR and SL trims and the relocation of the first 12-volt outlet and USB auxiliary port to the front of the center console.
As in previous years, interior versatility is enhanced through use of an available Divide-N- Hide® Adjustable Floor. The Divide-N-Hide® system creates a flat cargo area. Lifting up the cargo floor board reveals a hidden area underneath to keep valuables out of sight. When more space is needed for carrying taller or bulkier items, lowering the floor board creates a deeper cargo well. The floor board is designed to stay in the vehicle yet is easily removed if desired. It’s a simple solution to balance the need for a flat load floor or maximum cargo capacity or security.
The long list of interior features starts with the standard cloth seating, 4-way adjustable front bucket seats (S Plus) or 6-way driver’s seat (SV, SR, SL), Fine Vision instrumentation, AM/FM/CD/Aux-in audio system with 4 speakers, 12-volt power outlet, front door pockets with bottle holders, dual front and rear cupholders, front passenger seatback pocket, 60/40- split fold-down rear seat, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and many more amenities. The Versa Note SR includes sporty suede-like seat accents and a 370Z-style steering wheel.
Also available are heated front seats with upgraded seat cloth and stitching, along with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome/silver accents, USB input with iPod® control, and steering wheel-mounted audio and Bluetooth® controls. Two interior colors are offered: Charcoal and Wheat Stone.
Among the Versa Note’s unexpected and affordable technology is the class-exclusive1 Around View® Monitor2. The system utilizes four small superwide-angle cameras mounted on the front, side and rear of the vehicle to provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle, with selectable split-screen close-ups of the front, rear and curb views, helping the driver maneuver the car into tight spots. The Around View® Monitor2 is standard on the SL grade.
Also standard on SL or available as part of the SR Tech Package is the advanced NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps with SiriusXM® Traffic and SiriusXM® Travel LinkTM (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Nissan Voice Recognition for navigation and audio and a 5.8-inch color touch-screen display. The NissanConnect Navigation System also provides warnings for curves, speed limit information and an eco route setting.
The Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant3 – which is available with the standard 5.0-inch color display on SV and SR grades and 5.8-inch display on SL grade – allows drivers to receive and respond to text messages without touching their cell phones. With a touch of a button messages can be read to the driver and answered with pre-loaded responses via voice recognition.
Other available Versa Note technology includes Nissan Intelligent KeyTM with Push Button Ignition, RearView Monitor and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately).
The Right Combination of Power and MPG
With entry-level buyers looking for value not just in the initial purchase price but also in day- to-day operation, the front-wheel drive Versa Note is designed to provide a rewarding combination of fuel economy and performance.
Anchoring the powertrain is a 1.6-liter HR16DE 4-cylinder engine rated at 109 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm and 107 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm. The engine includes a range of cutting-edge technologies, including a dual fuel injector system that allows a wider injection of fuel (versus traditional single injector systems), with the smaller nozzles delivering a spray approximately 57 percent finer than the previous generation single injector design’s particle size to help achieve more complete combustion. The compact, lightweight engine also utilizes a Twin Continuously Variable Timing Control (CVTC) system mounted on intake and exhaust ports (versus conventional CVTC systems, which are mounted only on the intake port), similar to the system used on the flagship Nissan Maxima. Using a CVTC on the outlet port increases thermal efficiency, decreases inhalation resistance and offers an approximate four percent improvement in fuel efficiency (over the previous engine design).
The Xtronic transmission, retuned for 2017 for better acceleration feel, allows continuous change of the transmission gear ratio by connecting the two pulleys with a metallic belt and changing their diameter by using hydraulic pressure. Aiding efficiency is an integrated auxiliary gearbox using planetary gearing. The Xtronic features a transmission ratio of 7.3:1, broader than those of typical 7-speed automatic transmissions. A transmission oil warmer transfers engine coolant heat to the transmission oil, helping reduce transmission friction during cold starts, increasing short trip fuel economy.
In addition to the advanced engine and transmission designs, excellent everyday drivability is provided by an independent strut front suspension with stabilizer bar, torsion beam rear axle with integrated stabilizer bar, and electric power steering.
Braking is provided by standard power-assisted front disc/rear drum brakes with standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist.
The 2017 Versa Note rides on standard 15-inch steel wheels with new-design full wheel covers and 185/65HR15 all-season tires, while 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with 195/55HR16 all-season tires are standard with the SR and SL grades (redesigned for SL for 2017). Optionally available as part of the SV Appearance Package are 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Low rolling resistance tires are standard on all models.
Standard safety and security systems include the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags), front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags, roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags, Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS) and Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) with available Easy-Fill Tire Alert.
A Range of Four Well-Equipped Grade Levels
The 2017 Versa Note is offered in S Plus, SV, SR and SL grade levels.
Versa Note SV models include power windows with one-touch down feature, power door locks with speed-sensing auto-lock, Remote Keyless Entry, cruise control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, chrome and silver interior accents, Piano Black C-cluster surround, 3-dial Fine Vision Meter design, multi-function trip computer with outside temperature display, map light with key- linked illuminated entry system, driver’s seat armrest and seat lifter, upgraded seat cloth and stitching, USB input with iPod® control, second 12-volt power outlet, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), 5.0-inch color display, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant3, RearView Monitor and Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor.
Versa Note SR offers sporty exterior and interior treatments, including fog lights, rear spoiler, body-color side sills, suede-like seats, rear seat armrest with cupholders, sideview mirrors.
D-step Logic Control, which simulates shifts, giving a more natural acceleration feeling without holding a high rpm constant with integrated turn signals, 370Z-style leather-wrapped steering wheel and 16-inch machine-finished aluminum-alloy wheels.
The top-of-the-line Versa Note SL includes NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps, 5.8- inch color touch-screen display, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant3, SiriusXM® Traffic, SiriusXM® Travel LinkTM (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately), Around View® Monitor2, rear seat armrest with cupholders, variable intermittent wipers, heated front seats, heated side view mirrors, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, Easy-Fill Tire Alert and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
Two equipment optional packages are offered: SV Appearance Package and SR Tech Package. The SV Appearance Package includes 15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, fog lights and variable intermittent wipers. The SR Tech Package includes NissanConnect with Navigation and Mobile Apps with 5.8-inch color touch-screen display.
The 2017 Versa Note is assembled by Nissan Mexicana SA de CV in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
2017 Nissan JUKE Black Pearl Edition features unique exterior and interior treatments for exclusive bold-on-bold appearance
– Black Pearl Edition builds on success of JUKE Color Studio personalization program, which allows buyers to customize the colors of select exterior and interior pieces – Production limited to just 1,250 units – 1,000 to be sold in the United States and 250 in Canada – Brings back “Black Pearl” name first used on popular 1978 280Z Black Pearl Edition – Features unique exterior appearance with Super Black paint with contrasting Pearl White accents and exclusive Black Pearl Edition 17-inch gloss black aluminum-alloy wheels – Exclusive interior treatment highlighted by black cloth seats with white inserts and stitching – Full 2017 JUKE lineup features five models, including JUKE NISMO and JUKE NISMO RS
In an automotive world with seemingly ever-confusing vehicle and model names, the 2017 Nissan JUKE Black Pearl Edition is hard to misunderstand. It’s Super Black and features Pearl White exterior accents. And, it adds a surprisingly bold appearance to a vehicle that, since introduction, has had a style and personality most accurately described as “extroverted.”
“JUKE has always followed its own path as a distinctive urban sport cross, standing apart from ordinary crossover SUVs from both design and performance aspects,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “The new Black Pearl Edition continues JUKE’s performance formula while adding a bold-on-bold appearance inside and out.” 1
Just 1,250 units will be built – 1,000 to be sold in the United States and 250 in Canada. JUKE Black Pearl Edition package has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)1 of $1,190 USD. The 2017 JUKE SV is priced at $22,550 USD for the front-wheel drive model and $24,400 USD for the all-wheel drive model.
Starting with a well-equipped JUKE SV (with a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive), the Black Pearl Edition provides aftermarket style personalization straight from the factory. It is the third such vehicle created by the JUKE Color Studio, following the previous “Yellow Stinger” and “Black Stinger” editions. “Black Pearl” also draws on Nissan heritage, reviving a name originally used on a limited edition 1978 280Z model.
The modifications to the Black Pearl Edition exterior begin up front with white bumper accents and white outside trim rings on the distinctive JUKE headlights. On the sides, white door handles and white caps for the heated outside rearview mirrors continue the theme, leading into the white rear spoiler and white accents on the rear bumper. A special Black Pearl Edition badge completes the exterior enhancements.
Exclusive Super Black-painted 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels mounted with 215/55R17 all- season tires complement the JUKE high stance and sporty driving position.
Inside, the Black Pearl Edition includes black cloth heated front seats with white inserts and stitching, white and black cloth door trim inserts and white power window switch finishers. The signature JUKE motorcycle-style center console is painted white, while the steering wheel features white stitching. Completing the high-contrast interior appearance are white air vent trim rings and white accents on the shift knob.
Like all 2017 JUKE models (non-NISMO), the Black Pearl Edition features a 1.6-liter Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG) Turbo, 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 188 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque – combining spirited performance and good fuel economy. Direct injection helps improve combustion, enhancing power, torque, economy and emissions. The use of the turbocharger and intercooler helps boost power, while the variable timing control for both intake and exhaust cycles improves low-end engine response. One transmission is offered – Nissan’s advanced Xtronic transmission with Manual Mode and D-step Logic Control that simulates shifts, giving a natural acceleration feeling without holding a high rpm constant. Fuel economy for JUKE front-wheel drive models is rated at 28/32/29 mpg city/highway/combined. 2017 JUKE all-wheel drive models are rated at 26/30/28 mpg city/highway/combined. JUKE features a standard independent MacPherson strut front suspension and torsion beam rear suspension, while JUKE AWD models offer a multi-link rear suspension design. Also standard is vehicle-speed-sensing electric power-assisted steering. Braking is supplied by power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. Also like all 2017 JUKE models, the Black Pearl Edition interior offers ample roominess and space for five adults. The combination of the fold-down 60/40-split bench seat and flat load floor provides passenger and cargo hauling flexibility. Standard features include RearView Monitor, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition, USB connection port for iPod® interface and other compatible devices, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, 5.0-inch color display, Streaming audio via Bluetooth®, Siri® Eyes Free and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant2. Every 2017 JUKE comes equipped with the Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensors. Also featured are roof-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for front and rear outboard occupant head protection, seat-mounted driver and front passenger side-impact supplemental air bags. Other standard equipment includes LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system, Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System, Vehicle Security System (VSS), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS).
About JUKE Color Studio
“For JUKE buyers seeking the Black Pearl Edition’s high level of personalization but who want a different color combination or other accessories, the popular JUKE Color Studio provides exactly what they are looking for,” said Bunce.
JUKE Color Studio offers the ability to personalize both the exterior and interior with a range of “color packs” to dramatically change the look and feel of the JUKE. For example, accessory 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels are available with color inserts to match or contrast the JUKE body color.
Special color accents can also be applied to the outside rearview mirror caps, side sills, rear roof spoiler and door handles. Interior color packs are offered for the door trim and other elements. Eight colors are available – Red, Yellow, Orange, White, Matte Black, Electric Blue, Black Purple and Carbon-Fiber Look – and a total of 12 accessories, giving owners the option of creating a vehicle that is a unique expression of their style and personality.
The “affordable personalization” Color Studio offers easy online configuration and the ability to install the custom color parts and accessories at home or through authorized Nissan dealer’s parts and service facilities. Color Studio accessories are sold individually and can be included in vehicle financing or lease payments. For full details on the JUKE Color Studio program, please visit www.NissanNews.com.
A Wide Range of JUKE Models
In addition to the Black Pearl Edition, the 2017 Nissan JUKE sport cross is offered in a range of five exciting models – S, SV, SL, NISMO and NISMO RS. Each grade level is available in All-Wheel Drive or Front-Wheel Drive. Along with the Black Pearl Edition by Color Studio, one additional option package is offered for the JUKE SV grade – the Tech Package with NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, Rockford Fosgate ecoPUNCHTM, and Around View® Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD)3.