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Chicago Auto Show sees debut of new 2015 Versa Note SR

Nissan has unveiled a hot new version of the little 2015 Versa Note, called the SR package, with sportier styling inside and out. Check it out here.

The new Nissan Versa Note was introduced in June of 2013 as a second-generation of the popular 5-door subcompact. The new 2014 Versa Note SR is an updated version of that new car with a more sleek styling model and exclusive features for the more sport-minded Versa owner.

A unique fascia sets off the front, matching a new grille and dark headlight treatment and black and chrome accents along with the standard fog lights. These combine for a more aggressive character for the Versa Note SR.

Side spoilers (matching the body color) and redesigned side mirrors with integrated turn signals complement the side profile that Nissan called "squash line." A unique rear spoiler finishes the look while SR badging and high-contrast machine-finished 16-inch sport aluminum-alloy wheels with dark paint complete the package.

Inside, enhancements continue with the 2015 Nissan Versa Note SR. A 370Z-inspired leather-wrapped steering wheel, suede-like fabric seats (similar to those in the Juke NISMO) with sporty orange accents and double stitching, and a piano black center instrument panel that's been redesigned are the first things you'll notice. Silver accents and chrome nobs are the new look for that dash, along with the Euro-inspired Fine Vision gauge cluster and floating trip computer. First-in-class use of the Around View Monitor is also featured in the Versa Note SR.

The engine is a 1.6-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC) four-cylinder with dual fuel injection and Twin CVTC (Continuously Variable Timing Control) mated to a Nissan Xtronic transmission. This engine outputs 109 horsepower and 107 lb-ft of torque (at 6,000 and 4,400 rpm respectively) and delivers a fuel economy that's EPA estimated at 40 mpg on the highway and 31 mpg in the city (35mpg combined).

What do you think? A great update for the little car that often tops segment seller lists?