Unveiled: Nissan Versa Note & Resonance Concept

Nissan showcased the 2014 Versa Note and unveiled the Resonance crossover concept on the second day of press previews at the 2013 North American International Auto Show. Both vehicles are part of Nissan’s goal to release a new product every six weeks for the next two years and continue the automaker’s 2012 growth.

The Versa Note, which appeared on stage uncovered, has many interesting and innovative features. The compact vehicle boasts a fuel economy of 40 mpg, Nissan’s Around View® Monitor that links four cameras to provide a 360-degree view of the road and a best-in-class cargo space.

With an impressive starting MSRP of $13,990, the Versa Note is also available with Nissan Connect, which provides navigation and real-time traffic, as well as other functional features such as Bluetooth® streaming audio.

Nissan then went on to unveil the Resonance, a crossover concept vehicle fit with a bold, modern exterior design that can be described as “Nissan-esque.”

The crossover concept, which Nissan said was developed for the U.S. customer with an active lifestyle, contains many high-tech features, including Cloud connectivity and a V-Motion front grille that opens and closes when needed to regulate aerodynamics and fuel economy. The vehicle also comes with engaging interior illumination and a full glass roof that offers panoramic views.

While no expected release date was given, Nissan is expecting the production version of this crossover concept and the upcoming Rogue compact crossover to make the brand the global crossover leader. In 2013, the company will also expect to continue the growth it obtained in 2012, a record year for Nissan in sales and in market share.