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2014 Nissan Versa Note, Now Available At Amazon…

Once upon a time, Walmart seemed very, very weird. “Who would want to get groceries, gardening supplies, and oil changes, all in the same place?”, we wondered.

Then the internet hit the mainstream and showed big-box retailers how it’s done. Seriously, have you looked at Amazon lately? If you can’t find it there, you may not need it.

That said, there are a couple of exceptions to that rule, a couple of areas that Amazon hasn’t conquered. Prescription drugs are one. Cars are another — or at least they were. From now until November 5, Amazon is dipping its little toe in the world of wheels by selling one very special car: the 2014 Nissan Versa Note.

Well, sort of.

You can’t actually purchase a Versa Note through Amazon.com. But there is a Versa Note product page — just like all the other product pages for all the other bits and bobs you can buy on the site. And although it’s not as nice to look at as Nissan’s “official” Versa Note page (or even TheCarConnection’s review page), it offers plenty of info for curious shoppers.

However, instead of Amazon’s usual “Add to cart” option on the right-hand side of the page, there’s just a button that says “Learn more”. Click it, and you’ll be asked to provide your ZIP code so that Amazon can connect you with a nearby Nissan dealer.

Which is, more or less, how many automaker sites work. So, why should Nissan “sell” the Versa Note on Amazon at all?

For starters, it’s a cute gimmick. It’s Nissan’s way of suggesting that cars can be sold as quickly and easily as diapers or watchbands (which is interesting but completely laughable, as anyone who’s ever purchased from a dealer knows). That alone could turn a few heads.

For shoppers, however, the biggest upside of this promotion is that the first 100 Versa Note customers whose purchases are initiated through Amazon receive $1,000 Amazon gift cards. If you’re a frequent user of the site, that’s like cutting the cost of the Versa Note to $12,990.

Frankly, we’re most intrigued by the fact that some customers will receive their Versa Notes via “boxed” home delivery. Does that mean that UPS will wait around long enough for recipients to answer the door? That could be the biggest news of all.

As read on: http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1087185_2014-nissan-versa-note-now-available-at-amazon

Nissan Rogue adds third row for 2014

Nissan unveiled the grown-up-looking Rogue SUV at the Frankfurt motor show on Tuesday. The second-best-selling vehicle in Nissan’s lineup will sticker for $23,350 when it goes on sale in November.

Every Rogue will come with Nissan’s 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. The company’s continuously variable transmission is also standard, as are four-wheel disc brakes. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional. The Rogue rides on the jointly developed Nissan/Renault Common Module Family platform architecture, scheduled to be offered in 190 countries.

“There is growing demand for compact SUVs around the world due to their user-friendly combination of right-sized exteriors, flexible interior utility and low environmental impact,” said Fred Diaz, divisional vice president of sales and marketing, Nissan North America. “By sharing development costs, while adapting powertrains, designs and equipment offerings for each specific region, Nissan has been able to add features and technologies while keeping prices affordable.”

For 2014 the Rogue will offer three-row, seven-passenger seating as well as the “Divide and Hide” cargo system that provides 18 different variations between cargo and passenger space.

Optional extras include navigation, Nissan’s Around View monitor, blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning and forward-collision warning.

Fuel economy is rated at 33 mph highway for front-wheel drive models, which is an 18 percent improvement over last year. The base all-wheel-drive Rogue costs $24,700, and the most expensive model will sticker for $30,280.

As read on: http://editorial.autos.msn.com/blogs/post–nissan-rogue-adds-third-row-for-2014

2014 Nissan Rogue

The 2014 Nissan Rogue / X-Trail was unveiled Tuesday at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show with a more aggressive exterior and an interior aimed at providing more utility and comfort. Nissan also announced pricing on the 2014 Rogue compact crossover for the U.S.: A 2014 Nissan Rogue S will start at $23,350, including destination when it goes on sale in November. All-wheel drive is available on every 2014 Rogue trim from the S to the SV and SL, at a cost of $1350.

Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn introduced the line, which will offer seating for seven, including a sliding second-row seat. Cargo area is easily created by folding the third row flat when necessary.

Ghosn, who said the X-Trail (it will still be badged as the Rogue in the U.S.) will present “class-leading levels of value, performance, and style,” also said that powertrain efficiencies mean the crossover will get 20 percent better fuel economy than the models it replaces. It will also earn Nissan’s blue “Pure Drive” badge. The 2013 Nissan Rogue gets an EPA-rated 22-23/27-28 mpg city/highway, and Nissan is targeting 33 mpg highway for the 2014 model.

Nissan announced in an accompanying release that the 2014 Rogue will start at $23,350 for the S front-drive model. That represents a price increase of over $2000 compared to the outgoing model. The top of the line will be the all-wheel-drive 2014 Rogue SL, which has a base price of $30,280. The tech available in the Rogue includes NissanConnect with navigation and apps, around-view monitor with moving-object detection, blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning, forward-collision warning, and full LED headlights.

The Rogue will be powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, the latter a number Nissan cites as being best-in-class.

The exterior has definitely been retuned toward more aggressive front- and back-ends, with LED daytime running lights surrounding the available LED headlights. Muscular ridges around the wheel wells give the Rogue more of a sport-ute appearance rather than the around-town family vehicle many use it as.

Inside, Ghosn said people would find “unexpected comfort and quietness” due to soft-touch materials and engineering focus on NVH.

The NASA-influenced high-comfort driver seat design that debuted in the 2013 Nissan Altima will be picked up for the X-Trail.

The X-Trail / Rogue will be built at nine different plants around the world.

As read on: http://editorial.autos.msn.com/2014-nissan-rogue-gets-tough-in-frankfurt

All-New 2014 Nissan Versa Note Offers Energetic Styling, Best-Level Fuel Efficiency and Smart Technology

Class-Exclusive* Around View™ Monitor, 40 MPG Highway and Class-Leading Cargo Space Lead “Innovations for the Way People Live” –

40 miles per gallon highway fuel economy (CVT-equipped models)
Smart packaging and class-leading* cargo space, with adjustable rear load floor

Available NissanConnect
with Navigation System, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, RearView Monitor and class-exclusive Around View® Monitor
– Starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)** of \$13,990

DETROIT– Nissan today presented two important all-new vehicles during a press conference at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The 2014 Nissan Versa Note, which made its North American debut, is the second generation of the popular Versa hatchback. It is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide this summer.

The sleekly styled Versa Note shared the stage with the dramatic Nissan Resonance, a design concept previewing the direction of future Nissan crossovers. The Resonance concept is being shown for the time anywhere at NAIAS, which runs from Jan. 19th through the 27th at Detroit’s Cobo Center. Nissan is also debuting an all-new multi-level exhibit stand at the show, featuring an amphitheater-style stage and cantilevered electronic “halo” surrounding the display space.2014 versa

Said Nissan Division Vice President and General Manager Al Castignetti: “Our three all-new vehicles launched in the past six months – Altima, Sentra and Pathfinder – helped propel the Nissan Division to its best year ever with sales of more than one-million vehicles. We’re keeping the excitement going with this great-looking Versa Note and its unexpected and affordable technology, which should help Versa retain its title as the top-selling nameplate in the entry-level segment*.”

The list of advanced features offered on the roomy, 5-passenger 2014 Versa Note includes a segment-first** Around View® Monitor, NissanConnectSM with Navigation System with Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant and Active Grille Shutter – which helps it deliver expected 40 miles per gallon highway fuel economy with the CVT transmission. A starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)*** of \$13,990 USD for the new Versa Note was announced today, joining the 2013 Versa Sedan’s \$11,990 USD starting MSRP***.

Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer had the honor of unveiling the Resonance Concept, stating: “The Resonance concept leads Nissan into a new ‘innovation era’ of smart design and smart technology, ensuring that Nissan will continue its global crossover design leadership for many years to come.”