2013 Nissan Versa Note Named to Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note™ was named today to the top spot on Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com’s list of 10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2013. Each year, editors at Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, a leading provider of new and used car information, develop their list of the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars based on characteristics that cater to an average student’s lifestyle. The publication credited the Versa Note’s cost efficiency, sleek design and overall technology offerings as primary factors for the vehicle’s top ranking.

“The all-new Versa Note offers the ideal combination of versatility, style and technology, all at an attractive price point for the budget-savvy student heading back to campus this fall,” said Jon Brancheau, vice president, Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “The Versa Note’s modern styling provides enhanced aerodynamics for improved fuel economy while its dramatic shape and proportions add an energetic look to reflect the active lives of its target consumers.”

The all-new Versa Note seats up to five people and boasts substantial 40 miles per gallon (mpg) highway fuel economy, best-in-class 31 mpg city/35 mpg combined fuel economy on CVT-equipped models. Starting at $13,990, the vehicle features best-in-class interior volume with 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space, plus segment-leading front headroom and rear legroom that is nearly 4 inches longer than its nearest competitor. Smart packaging is further facilitated by Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable floor.

The all-new Versa Note offers a variety of technological features, including available class-exclusive Around View® monitor, available Bluetooth® Hands-Free Phone System, available Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start and available Heated Front Seats. Also available on the SL Tech Package is NissanConnectSM with Navigation which includes a suite of phone connectivity features such as Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, Pandora® Radio Compatibility and two Google® services: real-time POI search and Send-to-Car.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.

For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.

About Kelley Blue Book
Founded in 1926, Kelley Blue Book, The Trusted Resource®, is the only vehicle valuation and information source trusted and relied upon by both consumers and the industry.  Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website http://www.kbb.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In and Suggested Retail Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new cars this week.  The company also provides vehicle pricing and values through various products and services available to car dealers, auto manufacturers, finance and insurance companies as well as governmental agencies.  KBB.com provides consumer pricing and information on cars for sale, minivans, pickup trucks, sedan, hybrids, electric cars, and SUVs.  Kelley Blue Book Co. Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AutoTrader Group.

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