Nissan Versa Note named one of Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com "10 Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015"

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nissan Versa Note has been named by the editors at Kelley Blue Book to its annual KBB.com "10 Best Back to School Cars of 2015" list. It is the latest honor for Nissan's popular entry-level hatchback from KBB.com, which has also included Versa Note on its "10 Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20,000" (2015) and "10 Coolest Cars Under $18,000" (2014) lists.

The vehicles selected for this year's "Back-to-School" recommendation had to be available for around $20,000 or less and meet the editors' criteria of being "practical, functional, safe and affordable" - as well as "something fun and stylish." The 2015 Versa Note has a starting Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price* (M.S.R.P.) of $14,180 USD, making it the lowest priced vehicle on the list.

"We are honored that Kelley Blue Book has recognized the Versa Note as one of its Best Back-to-School Cars of 2015," said Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc.  "Versa Note has a great combination of an affordable starting price, excellent fuel economy and long list of available safety and security features, combined with a sporty style and one of the roomiest interiors in the segment."

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. Interior versatility is further enhanced with the standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seat, large flat cargo area and an available Divide-N-Hide® Adjustable Floor.

The 2015 Versa Note is offered in five well-equipped models: S, S Plus, SV, SR and SL. Each is powered by a 1.6-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder. Versa Note S features a 5-speed manual transmission. The S Plus, SV, SR and SL models are equipped with a next-generation Nissan Xtronic transmission, helping them achieve 40 miles per gallon highway fuel economy.

The long list of Versa Note equipment includes standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, along with available Nissan Intelligent Key®, SiriusXM Satellite Radio (SiriusXM subscription required, sold separately), heated front seats and 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.

Also offered are NissanConnectSM with Navigation and Mobile Apps, Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, RearView Monitor, Bluetooth® Streaming Audio and class-exclusive** Around View® Monitor, which provide a virtual 360° view of objects around the vehicle, with selectable split-screen close-ups of the front, rear and curb views, helping students maneuver the Versa Note into tight spots around campus or anywhere else they go.

To view the complete list "Back-to-School Cars" list, visit http://www.kbb.com/car-reviews-and-news/top-10/best-back-to-school-cars-2015/.

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 annually by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year since 2010. 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 U.S. media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.

About Nissan Motor Co.
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 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sold 5.32 million vehicles and generated revenue of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in fiscal year 2014.

Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of more than 60 models under the Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads the world in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of the LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is the best-selling EV in history with almost 50% share of the zero-emission vehicle segment. 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 (www.kbb.com)
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 automotive industry.  Each week the company provides the most market-reflective values in the industry on its top-rated website KBB.com, including its famous Blue Book® Trade-In Values and Fair Purchase Price, which reports what others are paying for new and used 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, and governmental agencies.  Kelley Blue Book's KBB.com ranked highest in its category for brand equity by the 2014 Harris Poll EquiTrend® study and has been named Online Auto Shopping Brand of the Year for four consecutive years.  Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc. is a Cox Automotive company.

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