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Nissan Sets New Direction for Crossover Design, Debuts Versa Note at 2013 Detroit Auto Show +VIDEO

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Nissan Resonance crossover concept

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DETROIT - January 15, 2013: Nissan presented two important all-new vehicles today during a press conference at the 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS): the 2014 Nissan Versa Note, which made its North American debut, and the dramatic Nissan Resonance, a design concept previewing the direction of future Nissan crossovers.

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.

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The Resonance concept is being shown at NAIAS, which runs from Jan. 19 through 27 at Detroit's Cobo Center. "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," said Nissan Executive Vice President Andy Palmer.

The Resonance concept was created at Nissan Design America in San Diego, CA and features an open, airy architecture highlighted by a unique "floating" roof created through the use of the thin, steeply raked A-pillars, large full-length glass panel and flowing D-pillar design.