Instead of simply referring to the brand's next generation Versa five-door as a hatchback, Nissan classified the vehicle as the Versa Note. Debuting in 2014, the Nissan Versa Note was categorized as an affordable and practical vehicle. Though the Versa Note shared its platform with Versa sedan, Nissan has carefully inserted a unique character into the five-door hatchback. Conforming to a 0.298 coefficient of drag, the subcompact employed a steeply raked windshield and available Active Grille Shutter. Powered by a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine offered with a five-speed manual gearbox, a continuously variable transmission allowed the Versa Note to achieve up to 40 miles per gallon through highway driving. The hatchback shape provides abundant interior cargo room rated at 18.8 cubic feet while still accommodating up to five passengers.