What does it mean to be the tech-savviest in this increasingly tech-savvy world? Ask the 2015 Nissan Versa Note. The hatchback just made Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Tech-Savviest Cars Under $20k list. We’ll give you a few reasons why the Nissan Versa Note has made the list!
The inclusion of Nissan’s Around View Monitor (AVM) in the Versa Note’s suite of tech features certainly went a long way in helping the hatchback make the list. AVM is a highly advanced tech to be found in an entry-level offering.
Nissan explains how AVM works by giving “drivers a virtual bird’s-eye view of the vehicle,” making parking an absolute cinch. When activated, AVM will take over control of the steering wheel, allowing the driver to focus on the accelerator and brakes.
As Torque News points out, “under $20,000” essentially means the entry-level segment, a segment that still lags a bit in terms of technological advancements. This is what makes the cars on the list, like the 2015 Nissan Versa Note, such standout models. They are in a category that typically is lacking of these technological features, in order to make them cheaper than their higher trim levels. We at Nissan of Lake Charles are glad that the Nissan Versa Note isn’t sacrificing technology to become cheaper.
You may recall that last fall Amazon was selling the Nissan Versa Note. Well, sort of. When customers placed orders online, Amazon would connect them with local dealers to complete the process. This was a short-term promotion that Amazon and Nissan worked on together.
With the exception of the actual customer, Nissan was planning on making the delivery a big surprise with a video and press release. But not too surprisingly, someone took a picture of the giant Amazon box strapped to the back of a truck and posted it on Reddit.
With the internet doing what it does best, the picture quickly spread and Nissan’s surprise was spoiled, but not completely. We still don’t know who the actual recipient of the car was. Nissan is planning on releasing that information in its originally planned video later this month.
If you had the option, would you want your new Nissan car delivered in a giant Amazon box?
John Stelly is the owner of Nissan of Lake Charles and is active in the community with several not for profit organizations.